275 GTB 5161GT SEFAC Prototipo

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  1. XTP

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  2. Aardy

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    Never seen a pic of what it looked like originally...o_O
     
  3. XTP

    XTP Formula Junior

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    Thanks for the reply. Does anyone else have any additional information.

    The site barchetta mentioned number 5161GT as 250 GTB Prototype.
    The book Ferrari on the Road mentioned 5161GT as a 250 GT Lusso.

    The car was also spotted in monaco in 2016
    https://www.autogespot.nl/ferrari-275-gtb-sefac-prototipo/2016/05/10

    The carsite "autogespot" mentioned that the original owner was Michel Paul Cavallier and the car was special made for him.
    Afther the car was shipped to America it was converted to a spider.

    When the car returned to Europe it was restored to its original configuration.

    I do not know the truth, maybe there is someone (Marcel?) who can confirm this.

    Kind regards
    Xander
     
  4. Marcel Massini

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    5161 GT was built in February 1963. A prototype which was heavily crashed during early road testing (NOT at Fiorano, that track didn't exist yet).
    Original color Avorio (ivory) with red interior.
    The wreck was never repaired, and it was never sold by the factory. It was scrapped.
    Many moons later somebody built a fantasy car, apparently using the ID of 5161 GT.

    Marcel Massini
     
  5. XTP

    XTP Formula Junior

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    Dear Marcel,

    Thank you very much for your message and your explanation of this issue.
    Do you have a picture of the car before it was crashed.

    I would like to know how this car looked at that time.

    Xander Tempelmans Plat
     
  6. Aardy

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    Hi Marcel,

    Prototype OK, but with what kind of body ? Lusso ? GTO ? Did you ever see a picture of that car ?

    Thanks in advance
     
  7. Aardy

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    Really no idea about the original body of 5161GT ?? :eek:
     
  8. XTP

    XTP Formula Junior

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    Marcel, (or someone)

    Is there a picture of the car before it is chrashed?
    I would like to know what the car looked like

    Gr.
    Xander
     

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