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0851 GT

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by El Wayne, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. El Wayne

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    Since this very early PF coupe is shown here on Boston Sportscar's website, it makes sense that the car must be located somewhere in the Boston area. Does anyone know who the current owner is? Comedian/actor Bill Cosby was reportedly an owner at one time. I would assume this is no longer the case. Does anyone have additional information? Thanks.
     
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  3. John Vardanian

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    Up until late 2002 Bill Cosby was the owner. The mechanic told me BC was very fond of the car and it wouldn't be for sale in the foreseeable future.

    john
     
  4. El Wayne

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    John, thank you very much. By the way, it was a pleasure meeting you at the Concorso last month.
     
  5. Dave330gtc

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    Hey Wayne, is that Dyke & Sue Ridgley's old car? If so, that car beat my PF Coupe for a first place concours win in the only event that I have ever entered. I could have a lot taller trophy on my desk if they would have not been there with their fresh restoration. Seriously, that was a long time ago; sometime in the mid to late 1980s.
     
  6. El Wayne

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    Hi Dave. Yes, that's the one.
     
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  8. F40

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    Wayne, I know where there are a bunch more pics of this car... Tell me if you'd like them. This is a prototype isn't it?
     
  9. John Vardanian

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    F40,

    I'd love to see more pictures of this car. The only other pictures I've seen are the ones in the Cavallino issues covering the restoration.

    john
     
  10. El Wayne

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    I second that. Please.
     
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  13. dretceterini

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    I love the medium grey on cars of this genre
     
  14. Boxer 512

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    This is Grigio Scuro ? Right ?

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  15. MJarrettR

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    To the best of my knowledge 0851GT is still owned by Bill Cosby. He had Boston Sports Car service it for him a few years ago and I saw it in their shop at the time. Unfortunately I did not have my camera with me, but I'm pretty sure the car was red.

    -Jarrett
     
  16. Darin3084

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    Hi everyone....Bill Cosby still does own #0851GT. It is in our workshop right now for some work. It is my personal favorite, I just absolutely love it. I would be interested if somebody could send me some of the other pictures you were speaking of.
    Darin McCay
    Boston Sportscar Co.
     

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