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I've owned a 78 512BB (blue chiaro over black) for the past 8 or 9 years. In that time, I've watched the value steadily decline as has the usage. I never bought it as an investment but have been disappointed with the way the value has declined for what I believe is one of the most striking Ferrari ever made. Particularly when you consider how few they made ( 101 rhd ?). Seeing the few examples on the market in the UK range from around £35k seems a ludricrously low price. Although I hardly ever use it, I know I will miss it if I sell it.
If I decide to keep it, I will need to get the cambelts done this year. My only other gripe with the car is some split stitching on the dashboard from shrinkage and the thread perishing. Does anyone know where I can get this fixed ( in the North of England). I can't see a way of doing it properly without taking the dash out but perhaps one of you has encountered a similar problem. I'd appreciate any advise that any of you can offer.
 

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I would give Nick Cartwright a call. He is not to far from you. The contact details are:

Nick Cartwright Specialist Cars-Restorations
Unit 3&4 Brookfield Park
Tansley
Derby
DE4 5FY

Telephone: +44 (0) 1629 56999
E-mail: [email protected]

if he can't help then I would call John Markey at Beacon Hill Garage.

Beacon Hill Garage
Churt Road
Beacon Hill
Hindhead
Surrey
GU26 6HX

Tel: +44 (0) 1428 609822
Fax: +44 (0) 1428 609645
E-mail: [email protected]

John has done Boxer dashes in the past.

On a more positive note, Boxer prices seem to be headed back up again. The 2 main US Ferrari price guides show:

FML 512 BB +20% in the last 12 months
SCM 512 BB +10% in 2005
 

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Don't know if you have found a place to help yet, if not here are a few Upholstery Specialists I have found in the UK:

Aldridge Trimming 01902-710-805
Autotrim 01752-893368
Barton & Sons 01582-412932
Grahman Dean Trimming 0115-9307144
Leather Restorations 01933-682046
Upton & Sons 01424-436329
Wright Coach Trimming 01908-617774
 

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Thanks

Thanks for the replies.
I'll make a few calls and see what they suggest for the dashboard. It's not bad but something I've been wanting to rectify for a while.

It's reassuring to hear that values may be on the way up.
 
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