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This is a brief announcement for the wealthy-elite amongst us. Pagani has announced that there will be two locations in the United States where the purchase of a Huayra will be possible. Should you be interested in procuring such a vehicle, we hope you like California.

The Auto Gallery of Beverly Hills and British Motor Cars of San Francisco have been selected as Pagani's official jumping-off point here in the U.S. Both locations will sell the Huayra, yet neither location will keep a vehicle in stock. A demo car will be stateside but it will be relegated to press events – you have our contact information, Pagani – and select client viewings.

Pagani will examine a need for the addition of more dealers to its U.S. distribution network. In the meantime, Huayra deliveries coordinated through the two California locations will begin arriving towards the beginning of 2012. No word yet on the Huayra's official price tag but bring quite a bit extra to cover the 9.75 percent sales tax in Beverly Hills or 9.50 percent sales tax in San Francisco.

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Italian Supercar Manufacturer Selects The Auto Gallery and British Motor Cars as U.S. Distribution Centers

Modena, Italy (April 5, 2011) – Following the announcement about its highly-anticipated entrance into the U.S. market, Italian supercar manufacturer Pagani Automobili S.p.A., today named The Auto Gallery of Beverly Hills and British Motor Cars in San Francisco as its official stateside dealers for its latest creation, the Pagani Huayra.

Both dealerships will begin taking orders for the Huayra in mid-2011, with the first customer deliveries expected for early 2012. The announcement of the two dealers marks the first time U.S. enthusiasts will have the opportunity to obtain a Pagani automobile in the states.

Because each Huayra is hand-crafted and takes about two months to produce, Pagani plans to start with only two dealers in the U.S., ensuring it can actually fulfill the orders it receives and creating a pleasant experience for both dealers and clientele. As standard practice, both dealers will keep Pagani clients continuously updated on the progress of their cars and clients will often be very involved in the production process, to ensure that each car is made to customer specifications.

"Pagani Automobili is a close-knit company and our dealers become members of the Pagani family. Both The Auto Gallery and British Motor Cars have extensive track records of excellence, not to mention a long-standing relationship with Pagani Automobili and Mr. Pagani personally," said Francesco Zappacosta, Managing Director of Pagani. "We are certain that they are the right partners to help us make our first entry into the U.S. and positive that they will exceed client expectations both during and after the sale."

Recognized as one of the nation's largest and most respected luxury and exotic motorcar dealers, The Auto Gallery is proud to be launching its newest location in Beverly Hills, California where it will continue its reputation of excellence for both sales and service. For Huayra information and order placement, contact Tony Schwartz at 818-932-1680 or at tony@theautogallery.com.

British Motor Cars of San Francisco was founded by the Qvale family, one of America's most distinguished automotive dynasties. Carrying the most exclusive names in the luxury automotive world, British Motor Cars offers sales, repair, and maintenance services to meet the needs of the most discriminating car buyers. The dealership is located at 999 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA. 94109. Buyers interested in the Pagani Huayra should contact Vincent Golde at 415-351-5102 or at vgolde@bmcd.com.

Due to its exclusivity and limited production, neither dealer will stock a Huayra, but Pagani plans to have a demo car in the U.S. that will be made available for select events, client viewings and possible dealer events starting in 2012. The company also welcomes clients to visit its factory in Italy, for the best possible way to experience Pagani.

Pagani may evaluate adding more dealers to its U.S. network in the future and will announce additional U.S. distribution plans throughout 2011.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Like they need a "demo" car in the US.

      Anyone who can afford this beauty either has ownership (full or fractional) in a private jet or friends with one and it will be easy enough to hop over to Italy for a test drive whenever they feel like it..
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you have to ask, you definitely can't afford one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not the point of the article, but I'm hung up on all this sales tax talk...for vehicle purchases, isn't sale tax based on the buyer's address of residence? So an out of state buyer would pay his/her applicable tax, not the CA tax.

        • 4 Years Ago
        I grew up in New Hampshire (no sales tax) and my parents bought several vehicles in Mass and Maine. Because they registered the car in their home state, they avoided paying the sales tax. They never would have bought a car out of state if they had sales tax added to the purchase - New Hampshire folks are stubborn like that! They also, obviously, bought the cars in person - not over the net.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If that was the case, then all tourists who come to California don't have to pay CA's sale tax, for anything. But we know that doesn't happen so the same thing applies to cars. If you could order the car online maybe since you aren't technically conducting business here. But because you physically have to come to CA in order to buy the car means you pay the tax. But who knows, the rich normally have accountants that know all sorts of tricks to avoid paying taxes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It actually depends on where you register it. So yes, you are pretty much right, a NY buyer would register it in NY and pay NY sales tax.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Cars are generally different then common items. Where I live sales tax for a shirt, or bag of groceries or a BluRay player is all the same but different from the tax on a car. If you don't live here and you buy a car here you pay sales tax from your home state.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The same thing doesn't apply to cars. Sales tax as assessed where the car is registered, not bought.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Auto Gallery is in Woodland Hills, not Beverly Hills.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There are millionaires and billionaires in every state who are more than capable and willing to buy these cars, but California is the only state that really makes sense with it's weather and roads.

      You out that car on the road here in Michigan and it will be destroyed within hours by the crater sized potholes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No where close to California, but maybe:

        Connecticut, New York, Florida and maybe Georgia? I'm thinking the superstars that live in Miami, the hiphop artists of Atlanta, and finally the hedge fund managers that live in NYC and Greenwich CT. Those hedge fund managers probably make more money than all of California combined. Exaggerating, but you get the idea.
      • 4 Years Ago
      w00t San Francisco
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not a tax accountant. I grew up in Montana with 0% sales tax. On trips to nearby states if I bought something I would tell them I'm from Montana. They would remove the sales tax. Sometimes I had to fill out a form. Food, sporting events, tourist attractions I'd have to pay taxes as I was "consuming" the product or service. However with buying clothes for something I'd be utilizing more in my home state I was exempt. Again I dont know the specific rules but that's how at least my purchases were treated
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well Pagani has to go where millionaires have an expendable income.Plus all the taxes on the car , the cost of plating and insuring and servicing it. You , California.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If it was sold at the $1.4m price tag, that would be $136,500 in sales tax. Every year, the DMV would want $16,101 for the VLF plus other fees. Note that the VLF (tax) is double now. Great to live in the Socialist Republic of California.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Could those wheels look any more after market.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Seriously...1994 called and it wants its chrome rims back.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bring it to the D.C. Metro Area. I'll put on my Brooks Brothers suit and Patek Phillipe watch and pretend to be a big shot and test drive one.
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