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Old 04-29-2012, 11:54 AM
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Tour Auto 2012 by Arthomobiles, day 1

Hi,
This year, the Tour Auto was a special 250 GTO but 'only' 3 of them were gathered under the spectacular dome of the Grand Palais. It was nevertheless a good day and some good pictures came out of it.

Shall you wish so, you can find all the pics here : http://arthomobiles.fr/TDFOptic%2012/tourautod1.htm

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Old 04-29-2012, 12:42 PM
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Wow

What spectacular pictures! I love all the old vintage Ferraris especially the top view where one see's several lovely 275 of all sorts (even I think a 275 GTB/C). Wonderful pictures which made my great sunday even more pleasurable! Thank you!
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:48 PM
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Thank you! There were no less than three 275 GTB/C!!
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:55 PM
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250 GTO

Seeing three of them together must be a fine experience. All are nice. Which one would you chose? I think I might go for the blue one assuming they are all the first series and almost all pretty similar with only minor differences. Grey one is nice too. Not sure about the red for a GTO. For a 250 TR yes, but for a GTO not sure. Amazing pictures...!
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:15 PM
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Thanks for the great pics, made my morning coffie taste even better. Gavin
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:28 PM
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Seeing three of them together must be a fine experience. All are nice. Which one would you chose? I think I might go for the blue one assuming they are all the first series and almost all pretty similar with only minor differences. Grey one is nice too. Not sure about the red for a GTO. For a 250 TR yes, but for a GTO not sure. Amazing pictures...!
First of all, you shall note that they are consecutive. The grey one, 4153GT, is the 24th GTO. 4219GT, the blue one is the 25th and 4293GT, the red one, is the 26th.

The grey one won the Tour Auto in 1964 and the red one finished the 24hours of Le Mans 1963 at the second place. Great achievements for both.

On strict aesthetics, I guess I would chose the silver one, the blue is too dark to show the beautiful shapes of the car and the red one is more common.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:04 PM
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Hi Nicolas,

Great pictures as ever! But how did you get up there? There was a guard a the bottom of the stairs and I wasn't allowed to go up. Like you show it would have made for exellent views.

Best, Peter

p.s. at the place where the GTOs were displayed they also showed a video with period racing footage (most in colour) of GTOs and so on. Unfortunately there was no one manning the Ferrari stand when I was there so I couldn't ask if there might be a DVD available of this footage. Do you perhaps know?
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:22 PM
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Hi Peter, the press pass was the way to get up. I went by the BMW lounge up the right stair and there was no guard in the middle of the afternoon anyway.

Sorry but I don't know about the footage.
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First of all, you shall note that they are consecutive. The grey one, 4153GT, is the 24th GTO. 4219GT, the blue one is the 25th and 4293GT, the red one, is the 26th.

The grey one won the Tour Auto in 1964 and the red one finished the 24hours of Le Mans 1963 at the second place. Great achievements for both.

On strict aesthetics, I guess I would chose the silver one, the blue is too dark to show the beautiful shapes of the car and the red one is more common.
After looking at both cars again I think I agree with you. The silver one is clearer and shows the lines better. Thank you for the great pictures.
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images magnifiques

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Hi Peter, the press pass was the way to get up. I went by the BMW lounge up the right stair and there was no guard in the middle of the afternoon anyway.
As usual Nicolas you have all the angles covered and even some technical details! Always nice when you share your pictures here.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:22 PM
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As usual Nicolas you have all the angles covered and even some technical details! Always nice when you share your pictures here.
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wow...wow...wow.

thanks for the link !
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Great photos! Man, those 308's look tiny next to that new GTO!
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:18 AM
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have mercy. great pics. look how tiny tiny those 308s are next to the 599. wow
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:43 PM
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Beautiful pictures, thank you!
Sorry Ferraristi; I love that Bimmer Art Car.....
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