Wow! Yours is an incredibly interesting info, that puts a different spin on the advertising hype that Marquis hired Italians to design it, to be specifically built in the US. What an interesting truth on what I'm still reading everywhere as an original US-ITA collaboration, which turned out to be marketing of the "seconds" of someone else's feast. This doesn't necessarily take away from the quality of the 420SC, but it was never designed as an Italian-US collaboration, was it. Thank you for your input!