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I have been looking for a Murcielago to buy for a while and I am kicking myself for missing this one. I sold it before it showed up but take a look at this car. It is painted in ultra … Continue reading
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We recently traded back for my former 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. I owned it from July 2007-December 2010 and it now headed far away. It is a beautiful car and I will certainly miss it.
Just a quick heads up. There are two great car shows this weekend.
The second is on Sunday – the monthly Atlanta Cars & Coffee get together, Caffeine & Octane.
I hope to see you there. If anyone wants to caravan down to Tech of the show, let me know. Rather than meeting at the dealership as usual on Sunday for Caffeine & Octane, we are going to meet at the show.
Since 2003 the Gallardo has been produced in many forms and with many different wheel design options. The original wheel design was called the Cassiopeia design. It was available in a Satin Silver finish only when the car was launched. This was the standard wheel for the Gallardo from MY 2004-2008.
In 2005, Lamborghini introduced an accessory package that included an additional set of wheels, which were Cassiopeia wheels in a titanium color. Throughout the years, the titanium finish has been reserved for the more sporting variations of the Gallardo. Eventually the titanium color became a factory option.
In 2007 when Lamborghini released the Nera Edition Gallardo, they came standard with black Callisto Wheels. Those remain an option today as well. Many Callisto wheels have been painted black from the factory but if they are originally black, the bolts around the face of the wheel will be unpainted.
In 2008 when Lamborghini introduced the Superleggera, the only available wheel for the car was the Scorpius wheel. It was manufactured by OZ and painted titanium. This was also the standard wheel on the 2010 Valentino Balboni Gallardo, the 2011 LP550-2 Bicolore, the 2011 LP570-4 Blancpain, and is now available on the LP550-2.
In 2011, when Lamborghini released the second iteration of the Superleggera, they brought out a second version of the Scorpius Wheel. This wheel was painted in the traditional titanium color and was also on the LP570-4 Performante.
Georgia State House Bill 386 passed on Tuesday and is expected to meet very little resistance in the Senate vote today. It is a 50 page bill that sets out to change almost every facet of taxation in the state of Georgia. It will impact everyone living in Georgia but one of the most significant areas of impact will be the taxation of motor vehicles.
Georgia is one of very few states that currently offers a sales tax exemption for the purchase of a pre-owned car from a private owner. That means that if you buy a car that is currently registered to a private individual (not leased, not in a company name) then you would not pay sales tax on it upon registration. That policy will end with the passing of this bill. Additionally, and most triumphantly, Ad Valorem tax will end in the state of Georgia. The added revenue from a flat sales tax applied to all vehicles sold will make up for the deficit. The flat tax rate will begin at 6.5% and potentially increase to 7% in 2014.
Ad Valorem taxes as well as some other taxes that are done away with in the bill go directly to fund local governments and county budgets in Georgia. There will be approximately $217 million dollars in revenue lost from the removal of these taxes to the local governments but the state will share the new revenue from other areas.
If signed into law, the bill would go into effect partially in August and then entirely in March of next year. For cars owned prior to that date, owners will still continue to pay Ad Valorem Tax each year. For any car sold after that date, the new rules apply. This will inevitably be a big change for us all here but it streamlines the taxation policy for us. I am definitely a big fan of that (and not getting a $1,200 bill each October for the Gallardo tag!).
We just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came out to see our booth at the 2012 AJC Atlanta International Auto Show. It was great to see so many of you and to get to expose so many new people to the cars that we sell. We sometimes take it for granted how rare these cars are and how much of a unique experience it is for most people to see one. Thanks to everyone who posted pictures for Facebook and Twitter to share the cars with people who couldn’t make it as well. As always, if you missed it, come by the showroom sometime to see the cars in person.
Last Friday I got together with a great group of local Ferrari owners at Fado to remember the life of Bryan Adams. Bryan was a great friend of ours and an awesome presence in the local exotic car culture who passed away a couple of weeks ago. He was an inspiration as an entrepreneur and lived his life the fullest each day. Bryan came to several of our Drives and Owners’ Dinners and is greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.