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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 3wLarry, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. This is not patina! :eek: Leaving your interior white and red as it was is another thing:rolleyes:

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  2. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


    That's actually right. Say, "cheese".
  3. i would have thought "chist al ee ah
  4. I think you've touched on something interesting here.

    We're regularly being told to become more tolerant of certain things in our lives. And I think we sometimes overcompensate by becoming less tolerant of things that aren't really terribly important.

    Summed up by a quote I heard recently:

    "Don't let perfection become the enemy of excellence."
  5. Not gonna try,,being a Son of the South can you imagine what it would sound like with a Southern draw! [​IMG] HRP
  6. onekoolkat1950
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  7. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    If patina is neglect, then the process to aquire it must be disrespect:cool:

    I can see both sides, but I would leave it as is and get it in running
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  8. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    That's some thick paint. Almost looked skimmed.
  9. According to Google translation: sisty al e ah
  10. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    While the discussion of original vs. restore is interesting and amusing, the original intent of this thread was what I felt when I first viewed the video...I felt emotional about the car, its history, and the original condition it retained. The images and music spoke to me...and I understood what the video was saying...It's only original once.
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  11. ^^^ Yes, This^^^
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  12. NAES
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 479


    Gorgeous. Simply as she sits patiently waiting to roar to glory once again......
  13. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


    According to Veloce Today, "A bright star of the immediate post-war period, the Cisitalia (pronounced Cheese-Italia) was small, modern and gorgeous."

    The "C" used before "I", has a "CH" sound. Like in "CHurch".
  14. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,809


    either restored or left alone, it,s very cool.
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  15. Nezzy51
    Joined: Oct 20, 2013
    Posts: 27


    Thank you Larry. Cool video. Read all the comments then watched the video again. By the looks of the tires and the moving parts I don't think it is neglected. Just old. I say leave it alone.
  16. billsill45
    Joined: Jul 15, 2009
    Posts: 784

    from SoCal

    With a car like the Cisitalia and in its complete condition, I'd have to vote with the preservation, not restoration group. Too often, the restoration process results in what amounts to a replica, re-creation or "tribute" car where very little of the original car remains because it wasn't perfect enough. A strong market has developed for vintage race and sports cars, but some have little more than the original chassis number tag from the days when the car was new and first raced (and even the serial #'s are suspect in some cases). If I were able to spend sums with lots of zeros for cars in this category, I'd damned well want to be sure that I was getting the real deal, warts and all, not a clone.
  17. I too cried at the ending of Dances with Wolves.
  18. I liked it, a lot!
  19. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,575

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Looking at this car reminds me of this past month watching my 96 yr. old mother pass away in hospice. I can remember her beauty and being full of life. Bitter sweet video. I watched her take her final breath in that old and fragile shell. Time to take that old broom and sweep away life's good times and bad. Memories are forever....
    Thanks Larry!
  20. emotional?
    where is the real 3wlarry? and what have you done to him? :D
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  21. BeatnikPirate
    Joined: May 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,416

    from Media, Pa.

    Wow! Thanks for posting this, Larry. I think the video really speaks to those who appreciate history and the beauty of mechanical things and purposefull design...the same qualities I like to see in hot rods.
  22. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,588


    I'm a little verklempt…
  23. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    I plead the 5th :p
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  24. Mr. Mac
    Joined: May 16, 2005
    Posts: 1,927

    Mr. Mac

    I would drive the shit out of it just like it is.
  25. Got me with that one!,,but German wasn't part of the vocabulary in the little school I went to..:D HRP
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,059


    I wanted to cry when they killed the wolf.

    Being proudly 1/2 Italian, I often heard that "Ci..." was indeed a light "Ch...", so I would pronounce it (forgive my phonetics in advance) "CHez-italia", and Chez not meant in the French, "Shay". If you roll it off gently, perhaps a bit swiftly, you got it. Maybe a fast "Chess-Italia"...
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  27. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,459


    I wouldn't want to see Sophia Loren retouched....
  28. prpmmp
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,065


    Winner! Winner!Pasta Dinner!! Pete
  29. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


    Unless you saw here when she was VERY young, you've always seen her retouched.:D
  30. oldcarguygazok
    Joined: Jun 20, 2012
    Posts: 401

    from AUSTRALIA.

    Something different,i enjoyed it,but I'm a little confused,at the start it states with a breakdown in the columb and the steering wheel coming off ,he continued to drive.
    So I'm thinking McGyver or someone from above was watching his back,myth or not?

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