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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by davequick, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. davequick

    davequick Formula Junior

    May 27, 2003
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    I was picking up my 328 from a pre-purchase inspection here in WA and stumbled on this car that was also in the shop - I know folks on this board like to see the older cars and man, this is one beauty of a car!

    Don't know who owns it but it was just so gorgeous - didn't have anything more than my pocket camera so I was limited in how wide an angle I could get so I could only stand a couple places - the whole shop was packed with cars but this one just stood out.
     
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  3. Gerald Roush

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    Don't know who owns it now. It was purchased new in 1967 from Luigi Chinetti Motors by a Mr. Peter Smith. At one time he lived in Malibu, CA but more recently resided in Holoaloa, HI. He still owned the car as of April 2003. Car at that time was in Seattle, WA but being offered for sale through a broker.
     
  4. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Gerald, speaking from a sample size of one, I really do appreciate you chiming in. It is very much appreciated.

    Dr "Soon to be an Old Fart" Tax
     
  5. El Wayne

    El Wayne F1 World Champ
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    Second that!
     
  6. vincent355

    vincent355 F1 Veteran
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    i'll third that.

    Nice to see someone is taking very good care.

    I love the tail treatment. Can anyone tell me how these spoilers came about? Trial and error?

    When was the first wind tunnel used to design a car?

    thanks for the pics.
     
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  8. Bryan

    Bryan Formula 3

    Don't know about wind tunnels.

    The "spoiler" on the back is called a Kamm tail after Wunibald Kamm. He was a German aerodynamicist who designed the Kamm tail for the late 1930s BMW 328 race car, using ONLY math and seat of the pants driving...no wind tunnel.
     
  9. Bill Sawyer

    Bill Sawyer Formula 3

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    If I'm not mistaken Dr. Kamm discovered that a cut off tail was as efficient as an elongated, tapering tail; but he did not invent the spoiler. That was invented by Richie Ginther, an American Ferrari driver, who had the Ferrari team affix a strip of metal to the Kamm Tail to aid downforce.
     
  10. Gerald Roush

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    The story of how Richie Ginther "invented" the spoiler can be found on pages 26-27 of Cavallino Vol. 1 No. 2, the Nov/Dec 1978 issue.
     
  11. wax

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  13. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Sheehan just posted a beautiful yellow one.

    Bring $550K IIRC

    Just in time for the Factory 275 Tour!

    Take me if you go! :)
     
  14. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Sorry, $449,500.00 for VIN 9909GT.

    That baby is bad to the bone!
     

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