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Lamborghini’s Polo Storico division, which is charged with restoring some of the automaker’s finest cars ever, isn’t interested in perfection.

Since being established, Polo Storico has restored 98 classic Lamborghinis. Most take roughly 18 months and cost upwards of $450,000 to complete. Despite the time and money needed to restore a car through the program, Polo Storico boss Paolo Gabrielli cares more about mimicking how the car originally left the factory rather than making it perfect by modern-day standards.

“[The car] must be slightly imperfect, like it was,” he told CAN Luxury in a recent interview. “My task to you as a customer is to bring back the car as it was produced. If there are little defects that were present at the time, it’s fine with me.”

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“To make a 100-percent perfect car, it’s easy, but if you want a perfect car, it’s not authentic. If your restored car has perfect, perfect paint, you are making a fake. It’s about the little details that are not perfect. At the time, they were not so precise on some details, because it just didn’t work like that,” he added.

Lamborghini’s restoration division is so committed to this philosophy that when reprinting original owners’ manuals, it doesn’t fix any of the spelling and grammatical errors of the originals.

According to Gabrielli, the fact that Lamborghini models of yesteryear were almost entirely constructed by hand means no two are identical. For example, bodies were shaped entirely by hand and hammered over a wooden mold, which would lead to imperfections.

Sourcing certain parts is also a big challenge, especially since many original suppliers have gone out of business. As such, Polo Storico will look to source unmolested vehicles and then reverse-engineer any part they may need. The division will even look up a vehicle’s production sheet to work out what car had what imperfections when it left the factory.

“To make a perfect car, it’s easy,” Gabrielli adds. “There’s no human touch, nothing. To recreate those hand-made surfaces, it’s much more difficult. And that’s the difference we make.”


There’s good news for EV startups like Tesla, Lucid, Rivian, and Polestar, who got a win today in Michigan. House Bill 6233, which would have essentially banned them from operating direct-sales showrooms in the state, has died in the state Senate.

That’s according to a report from CNET, which got word from Lucid Motors that the bill failed Friday.

“Lucid Motors is pleased that HB 6233 failed after the Michigan Senate ended its session without taking action on the bill,” it wrote in a statement.

According to Lucid Motors, the bill was anti-competitive. The statement also implied that the bill was designed to benefit dealer groups, not car buyers.

Indeed, environmental groups in Michigan decried the bill as counter-productive to EV adoption. Charlotte Jameson, program director for environmental affairs at the Michigan Environmental Council called the bill “telling” in September.

“Michigan continues to claim the mantle of being at the forefront of the auto industry, but full-electric vehicles are the future,” Jameson said. “It’s telling that instead of bills that break down regulatory barriers to electric vehicle adoption, the Michigan House chose to hinder the sale of electric vehicles and disincentivize manufacturers from locating in Michigan.”

Just because HB 6233 failed, though, does not mean that another won’t be introduced. Indeed, Lucid Motors said it expects the issue to be brought up again at some point.

The decision will be important to all small EV brands, though. Initially, it looked like Tesla would be excepted from the legislation’s ban, but a change to bill made just a few weeks ago removed Tesla’s exception from it.

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Startups, that is to say, smaller independent manufacturers could be facing more pressure than ever before. With major manufacturers like GM and Ford taking big strides with EVs this year, the market will be a competitive one in the near future.

Despite being convinced that the issue is not totally resolved, though, Lucid told Roadshow that it is not slowing its efforts to establish a presence in Michigan. The Michigan Environmental Council, for its part, suggested that legislators work to invite EVs in the state, rather than legislate against them.

“We have much more work to do to create a welcoming policy environment for the manufacture and sale of electric vehicles, but legislators can start by not supporting a bill that would throw cold water on the market,” said Jameson.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed how people buy cars as online sales have exploded in popularity.

A number of companies weren’t ready for the dramatic shift, but they adapted by rolling out new and improved online sales portals.

The latest is Nissan which has announced their Nissan@Home program. It’s being billed as a “complete online shopping” experience, which will allow people to buy a new vehicle without leaving their home.

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Nissan@Home will be available from participating U.S. dealerships in the coming months and it promises a “seamless online experience.” Using the service, shoppers will be able to schedule a test drive, manage the purchase process, take delivery, and handle service needs from a computer, tablet or smartphone.

While customers can choose to go to a dealership at any point in the buying process, they can avoid the trip altogether by completing the transaction online.

The service is a result of a pilot program which launched this summer and involved seven dealerships in Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Texas and Virginia. The program was a huge success and two dealerships noted their “close-rate nearly doubled with customers who used this online shopping solution.” As a result, Nissan@Home will be going national.

While it’s a little late and some dealerships might not offer the service until spring, Nissan’s vice president of ecommerce said “Nissan@Home gives customers what they’re asking for – the ability to purchase a vehicle on their terms.” Dan Mohnke added, the service is an “important first for Nissan” and will allow dealers to provide a better buying experience for customers.