Eurospares: Exoticar slaughterhouse? Parts heaven? Both!
Eurospares, based in Essex, UK, specializes in spare parts for Italian cars, boasting 12,000 square feet worth of spares for Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Maseratis. As The Independent reports, if you need headlamps for a Lamborghini Miura, a steering column for a Ferrari 360, or a chassis and body for a BB512, the people at Eurospares have your back. But spares for out-of-production exotics need to come from somewhere, and this is where some readers might find themselves feeling queasy.
Eurospares honcho James Pumo gets parts from all around -- in some cases, from sources his father formed relationships with many, many years ago. Sometimes, however, the parts received don't come piled in shipping boxes; sometimes, they arrive as a whole, like the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 you see above. Nice, right? Don't get too attached. As Eurospares details on its website, rust issues and a problem in one cylinder mean that the old stallion is going to get fully dismantled and parted out. It must die so that perhaps another 330 in need can be returned to its former glory. For car guys, witnessing the company's breakup operations must be akin to a vegan getting a tour of a slaughterhouse -- horrifying and mentally-scarring. On the flipside, to owners seeking the final piece of a restoration/repair puzzle, Eurospares is like that mythical pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. It's all about perspective, we guess. Those of you interested in seeing what's scheduled to head to the big garage in the sky courtesy of Eurospares' blowtorch-wielding car slayers, click here. It might make you a little sad, though, so don't say we didn't warn you.
[Source: The Independent]
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