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250 GTO, SWB, F50 and F40 at FoH

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  1. speedy_sam

    speedy_sam F1 Veteran

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    I went to Ferrari of Houston yesterday to get some parts and was bowled over by the rare beauties in the service shop. Sadly, the service guy didn't let me take pictures. :(

    If you want to see a superb GTO - 1962 I believe - you gotta go to the dealer ASAP!
     
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  3. dstacy

    dstacy F1 World Champ
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    You see the lovely 275?
     
  4. mycarsux

    mycarsux Formula Junior

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    Quick.............What's the cheapest part I can get away with buying to use as an excuse to get into the shop area?
     
  5. Bimmerista

    Bimmerista Formula 3

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    Get a gallon of blinker fluid :D
     
  6. jorge.rios

    jorge.rios F1 World Champ
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    Black F50...??

    I was there a few years ago and they let me enter to it for free :D

    I saw 2 Enzo´s...a black f50, like 3 f40´s...a red 288 gto...f1´s cars...and some others ferraris...
     
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  8. speedy_sam

    speedy_sam F1 Veteran

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    275 GTB outside in the main showroom? That's always there on display. There were no 275s inside the service area.
     
  9. speedy_sam

    speedy_sam F1 Veteran

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    I'm sure you can ask to see the inside. Else buy a Ferrari sticker for a buck or two :)
     
  10. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    It's actually the even rarer 330LMB you saw, a GTO body fitted with the larger 4.0L engine...nice huh?

    And the 'SWB' isn't a 250SWB either, it's a one of a kind body that was fitted to a longer wheelbase chassis....the front fenders are noticably longer than a SWB would be, but the overall styling lines make this very hard to notice!

    But yes.....VERY interesting examples, indeed!

    The sell Cavallinos and yearbooks and hats and models in Parts Department, not hard to run up a bill! :D :D
     
  11. texasmr2

    texasmr2 F1 World Champ
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    I dont stop by FoH enough but when I interviewed with Scott Gresham back in '99 he took me into the service area and there was Paul Frames F50 and Gerhard Berger's F1/87 formula one car. I was in heaven!!
     
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  13. Houston348

    Houston348 Formula 3

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    wow. F50??

    last time i was there they had that same 288 in the back getting fixed.. engine blew TWICE.. was there for a year and a half . could still be there, who knows lol

    they also had an FXX underwraps in the back
     
  14. speedy_sam

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    Thanks for the additional info. I saw an 330 LMB in Pebble Beach in 2005 brought from England. I wonder if it is the same car. The SWB sure fooled me. I was there barely a minute or two before I was shooed away.
     
  15. speedy_sam

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    The F50 has been there for sometime. It is the famous high mileage F50. Beautiful car. The engine is back from Maranello. I am looking forward to seeing it on the road again.
     
  16. alexrex20

    alexrex20 Rookie

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    i have a bunch of pics from a few weekends ago... F40 LM, F333 SP, F50s, F40s, 288 GTO, 512BBi, 250 GT Lusso(!), etc.
     
  17. jorge.rios

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    If you can, post them, please...

    or send them to jorge.enzo@gmail.com

    i´ll post them for you...
     

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