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275 GTB/4 CRASH in Italy 19 October 2023

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Marcel Massini, Oct 19, 2023.

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  1. Marcel Massini

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    #1 Marcel Massini, Oct 19, 2023
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  2. donv

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    Ouch! Oh well, I'm sure it will be looking better than new in no time.
     
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  3. JSinNOLA

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    Ding on the CarFax! ;)
     
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  4. turbo-joe

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    in europe we have no carfax
     
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    #5 turbo-joe, Oct 19, 2023
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    the insurance will be happy to pay ;)
    but the damage looks not so bad, as I see only body damage, no frame damage

    hopefully the driver is unhurt

    I wonder about the value in the article from ilpiacenza: they say first something about 3 milioni and later from 2,5 milioni - strange
     
  6. Rifledriver

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    Unfortunate but it will be back.
     
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    More pain to the heart than the limbs for the owner :-(
     
  9. Marcel Massini

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    That youngster was 60+ years old.

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  10. Rifledriver

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    Just a kid.
     
  11. Hawkeye

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    Looks like it was raining, wonder how old the tires were? Glad he is okay, spaghetti metal can be repaired.
     
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  12. wbaeumer

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    The feature says that he came back from the supermarket...-::))
     
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  13. turbo-joe

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    bought to much lambrusco and tested already? ;)
     
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    Happy to learn no one was seriously injured - especially with the impact locating near a bike path. The driver's ego and subsequently, finances seem to be the true victims. Talent always seems to fall off at the worst times!

    While the damage may appear limited to the coachwork, it's a safe bet that several mechanical sub assemblies saw trauma. I'd not be at all surprised if the suspension corner was hyper-extended, water radiator core could be crushed and perish the thought of oil cooler damage (if so equipped).

    Plenty of near-by resources to repair the car. Set the toe and let er go!

    I bet Marcel has his ledger for that chassis updated!!
     
  15. rob lay

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    Swiss don't understand kidding. :)
     
  16. turbo-joe

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    some understand, but most not ;)
     
  17. Rifledriver

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    While that is true Marcel is a pretty atypical Swiss. He actually has a sense of humor.

    I think he is also a number of years younger than I am.
     
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  18. Rifledriver

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    RF suspension is hurt for sure. I have straightened my share of 275 and 330 suspension arms though. Like I learned at Griswold, if you can break it we can fix it.
     
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    Like Tom Price was quoted in Cavallino about the restoration of 3943, "If a man can build it, another man can fix it".
     
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  20. Marcel Massini

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    I actually just returned from Texas less than 24 hrs ago and I am not kidding.

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    Marcel, there are no more GTO's in the back lot of High School shop classes anymore in Texas! :)

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  22. Marcel Massini

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    The Ferrari I inspected this week in TX is five times rarer than the pretty mundane 250 GTO and I am still not kidding.

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  23. Edward 96GTS

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    so there is about 7ish models of the one you inspected?
     
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    Driving a GTB4 during the week. Guy was enjoying life.
     
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