I never would have thought to call the factory.....do you mind sharing what the quote was for the work?
My second question is how on earth did you arrange all this and get the car there in less than 24 hours during a holiday week?
Well, I wish that I could take all (or any of) the credit... However it turns out that my efforts were a duplicate...
When we had first started discussing this weeks ago, my wife had contacted her ex-Fiance's family. They had been working on this for the past 2 weeks without my knowledge and the car had already been transported from Verona to Marinello.
I didn't find this out till I contacted various RI's and got some vague answers, so I asked her how serious she was about bringing this car over before I started pressing these companys for detailed quotes. She said "pretty serious, since the car's already being converted..." I then called Italy to speak to the family there, and was told all is being taken care of, and that this is alot more common than I was led to believe.
She is not telling me what the cost of all this is, just to "not worry about it"... I honestly believe that if you're looking at this from a purely financial aspect, it's not worth it. But this is sentimental, and when the heart is involved, money is just a number.
What kicked all this off is that the brother was involved in a minor accident in the car a few weeks ago. The details of it are sketchy, but it seems the damage was to the front bumper and was superficial. However it's caused some dischord in an already difficult situation.
In any case, it seems that my efforts are not really needed, and my next action with the car is driving it to london from Verona. I would love to take this opportunity to take a grand tour of Europe in a Ferrari, but the May trip already seems to be crammed full. I have 3rd row mid field seats to a Man U v Chelsea match, the wedding to attend in Verona, Friends to see all over the UK, and we will have the little one with us. So rather than being "valentino the Ferrari driver" I will be "vick, the transporter" in a Top Gearesque plane vs car race.
Again, thanks for all the help.