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212 "Bumblebee" - Any info?

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  1. Guaruja

    Guaruja Formula Junior

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  3. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    The Bonhams catalogue was pretty extensive. Looked nice, non original block which I was told exists and is owned by Bamford. NS.


    Best
     
  4. Guaruja

    Guaruja Formula Junior

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    Great - thanks for the info as always!
     
  5. 275gtb6c

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    Dear Jim,

    It did sell! for quite some money actually: 804k USD, or about 560 k EUR. That is a lot for an odd numbered car. As far as I know, the color scheme is not original, but might be wrong in this. Nice looking car though! With the original engine would have fetched about 100k more.

    ciao
    Oscar
     
  6. bigodino

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    Wasn't this Vignale once owned by Don Nelson? I think he posts here.
     
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  8. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Thanks. It was a really nice looking car.

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  9. ColdWater

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  10. tongascrew

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    Hi, Go to Google; enter 'ferrari 0197EL' and you will ge the web site for this car. tongascrew
     
  11. deichenb

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  13. don

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    In answer to several questions, as I owned the car for many years, and did the original restoration - - - -The original color was a darker shade of yellow/black. The original motor/ trans was not with the car, so I installed 1901 250GT motor and 4 speed O/D gearbox. I did this as there was no 212 motor available anywhere in 1976, and the installationof a 250 had been so successful in my 212 Barchetta 0136, which I also aquired as a basket case with no motor.
    There have been a few changes to the car over the years, which now has different bumpers, rear parcel area, etc; etc; and is missing the original vents in the front fenders.
    Don
     
  14. Ed Niles

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    Glad you're with us, Don Nelson. You must have plenty of tales to tell, and this is the place.
     
  15. piloti

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    Hi Don
    Good to find you here. Long time no see. Hope you're keeping well.
    Nathan
     
  16. deichenb

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    Don,

    If you ever want to spend time with a local old Ferrari, my 250 PF will be back in St. Petersburg from Francois' shop in October. It would be my (and my car's!) pleasure to visit with you at your convenience.

    Forza,
    David
     
  17. don

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    Hi Ed,
    Many, many years ago (1969 perhaps), my Dad found your office on a visit to LA, to get the paperwork for me to join the FCA. I believe I also met you in the UK at John Starkey's house for dinner. John and I are still good friends, and he lives not far away down here in Florida. Best regards, Don Nelson
     
  18. don

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    Hi Nathan, it is a long time ago. Just made contact with Brian Harvey again too.
    It seems like we're all coming out of the woodwork ! Regards, Don
     
  19. don

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    Hi David, I would like to see the PF sometime, Just let me know when and where. If there is anything you want for the car, just let me know, as an old friend of mine has a stack of PF parts !
    Regards, Don
     
  20. deichenb

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    I'll definitely bring the PF by in October. I hope she's running fine and not in need of anything from the stash, but she's going on a 1000 mile rally before returning to FL, so we'll see! We can grab a good beer at the Dunedin brewery. Looking forward to meeting you.

    Forza,
    David
     
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  22. Tom Roland

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    I grab this occasion to remind tyou a Private Message I sent you a while ago re. 0486.

    Thanks for your answer.
     
  23. tongascrew

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    Hi, I have pictures of the car with the darker yellow. And it is darker. Even darker than a "school bus" yellow.If nothing else it's nice to know my printer was reasonably accurate. just one man's opinion tongascrew
     

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