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250 GTE ...HOW MANY REMAIN ?

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by PAUL BABER, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. turbo-joe

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    the front bumper ia upside down ;)
     
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  3. 635CSI

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    Looks like darn near perfect color for a GTE (or any Ferrari of the same era).
     
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  5. Marcel Massini

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    Superb, absolutely superb! Congratulations. Look at these super elegant lines.
    A Pininfarina design masterpiece.
    And Grigio Scuro MM 13420 suits it very well.

    Marcel Massini
     
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    I agree.
     
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  8. John Vardanian

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    A very fitting color...
    What kind of grigio?

    john
     
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    John,
    see post #679 by M.M.
     
  10. John Vardanian

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    Grigio scuro is a very classy gray, but this grigio elevates the car.

    john
     
  11. 635CSI

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    Grigio Scuro was the original colour of 2837 GT.

    Marcel has provided me with a photo of the car from the 1981Raid D'Epoca in which it is still wearing the original Grigio Scuro MM134 20.
    The current colour is close to, but not, Grigio Fumo.
    In 1987 the car passed into the ownership of well known collector Umberto Camellini.
    He had the car restored and repainted in Modena in 1988.
    The interior was nicely re-trimmed to match the original 3218 Vecchio hide, and a new lighter metallic grey applied.
    Out of respect to Mr Camellini, let us call it 'Grigio Umberto'

    The colour, whilst 'incorrect', seems to be universally liked and is oft commented upon.
    The paint is showing minor cracking (only visible in certain lights) so one day, I may have the it re-done.

    My choices would then be between Grigio Scuro, Grigio Fumo, or the restoration of Grigio Umberto.

    For now it will stay as is, with patina and its own 59 year history.
     
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  13. DavidWP

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    When I purchased 4959 (RIP) in early 1981 for $7000, it had a poorly done silver respray on the body and instrument panel. The interior window moldings, however, were a darker gray which I felt was a much better color for these larger, 'gentleman's tourer' Ferraris. I have always wondered if that was the original color. I miss that car.
     

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