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Vignale factory in Italy

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by Stoo » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:31 pm

Hi everyone,
Next year is my 30th wedding anniversary and to celebrate that, my wife wants to travel to Italy and Switzerland and do some touring for 3 or weeks.
Whilst I have agreed that this certainly has lots of merit (and will cost me a packet load), I am keen to visit the old Vignale factory where my FF #007 was built in 1967.
I know that there was a group of lucky people from the JOC that undertook that experience a few years ago now and was wondering if I could find out the exact address and the contact details of the person I need to converse with.
Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanking you in anticipation.
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by Chris_R » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:27 pm

The address is Strada del Portone 177 - 179, Grugliasco, Torino. You can find it on google maps and google street view.
The premises are now occupied by a secure depository. There isn't anything left of the Vignale era except the buildings. You can certainly visit the location at the outside from the street, of course that would not be a problem. As to whether you would be able to go inside, that I cannot say. Can you speak Italian? The director and the people who work there all speak very little or no English.
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by Stoo » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:54 am

Thanks Chris. I will give it some thought.
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by OzJensen » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:37 am

Stoo - defer your and Rachel's trip to 2021 and join the rerun of the Turin 2016 trip in June - highly recommended! After 30 years of marriage what is one more year?
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