My Father Used To Own Racing Ferraris

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by etceterini.com, Nov 2, 2008.

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  1. JazzyO

    JazzyO F1 World Champ

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    +1! I just love old Ferraris, particularly the racers, like that 500TRC (?). When is darn lottery win coming???


    Onno
     
  2. readplays

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    Pete,
    The GTO was subject to a complete restoration by Al Roberts at Shelton Ferrari in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in the late 1980's by its current owner. Until that time, it carried that distinctive modification to the nose which was intended to increase cooling/airflow. It was restored to the original- which is basically the same nose as every other GTO (they all seem to have their own minor differences in bodywork). It was the subject of a cover story in Cavallino. If you go to their website, you can find pictures of it and a great article.

    Best,
    Dave
     
  3. Randy Forbes

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    Indeed! I'd love to have a 250 SWB as a winter driver...


    ... okay, as an ANYTIME driver!
     
  4. Teenferrarifan

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    What is the car in the third pic from the bottom?
    Erik
     
  5. Randy Forbes

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    Looks like the same TR 500 as in the picture below it, only then in black.
     
  6. PSk

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    Thanks Dave, what a pity, but I can understand this happening.

    Pete
     
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  8. etceterini.com

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    #57 etceterini.com, Mar 11, 2009
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    That is our 500 TRC in black and then red. Here is one more slide:
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  9. Bill_OBrien

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    Your father owned some of the most amazing cars of all times! If only he were a hoarder!! At any one time how many of these amazing cars did he own???
    I need to stop looking at your website before I faint.......
     
  10. etceterini.com

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    #59 etceterini.com, Apr 22, 2009
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    Your father owned some of the most amazing cars of all times! If only he were a hoarder!! At any one time how many of these amazing cars did he own???


    5 maybe 6 at a time....

    Here are three more photos:
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    monza1a.jpg
     
  11. Leilani

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    Hi Cliff! What an amazing and exquisite collection! I've enjoyed your post tremendously! Grazie!
     
  12. Ed Niles

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    Cliff, thanks very much for your great posts. I remember fondly when Mario Tosi (a client of mine) had the GTO. You might take a look at my latest post on "More old photos", as some of your dad's cars might be there for all I know. I'm not sure where "Morgan House" was, perhaps Indiana?
     
  13. etceterini.com

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    Hi Ed,
    Thanks for your kind words! Morgan house was Bernie Morgan's where
    the third Ferrari Club of America annual meet took place in 1966 in Indianapolis.
    I'll look at the other post now.

    -cliff
     
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  15. etceterini.com

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    Yes Ed,
    I do see my Dad's 166 MM that won the prize for "Best Roadster" in one of your pictures
    of the meet at Bernie Morgans. Thanks!! I'll show the pic to my dad who is still very much
    in the game!

    -c
     
  16. Leilani

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    Hi Cliff! Thank you very much for posting the link ! It's like Christmas!!!! There's a chance our families, might have a car or two in common:) It's going to be tremendous fun to spend more time pouring over the photos and info offered.
    It's posts like yours are the true treasures here!

    Cheers!
    Leilani
     
  17. etceterini.com

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    #65 etceterini.com, Jun 21, 2009
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    Here are some more pics, the 166MM will be auctioned this year at RM Monterey:
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  18. Dipsomaniac

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    how did I ever miss this thread before? .. most amazing pics & info .. thanks for sharing!

    Cliff you are very fortunate to have been part of motoring history.
     
  19. Forexpreneur

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    Wow. Absolutely impressive. I loved the pic of the GTO with the primer paint on the back. At one time it was a car you could possibly see on the street (of course extremely rare but they were driven), now it is nearly impossible.

    Thank you very much for sharing.
     

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