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  1. tomgt

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  3. zjpj

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    Oh dear...

    How many were there total from the factory - 11 or 12, wasn't it?
     
  4. El Wayne

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    They'd better get busy, if they are going to make the factory Reunion!!!

    The "Ring" seems to be taking a high toll on club cars, lately.
     
  6. tomgt

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    Searched for the other cars that were 'wrecked', should be 7271 and 7641.
    The last wrecked in the Oldtimer GP Nurburgring? Read something in an Dutch magazine.
     
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  8. tomgt

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    Are the three 275 GTB/C's repaired yet?
    Anyone pics?
     
  9. tomgt

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    This car is know advertised in Cavallino. Rebuilt.
     
  10. Horsefly

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    Still think it's a good idea to race those old cars?
     
  11. billnoon

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    This car was offered for sale and sold just recently. It was described by the vendor as "highly original."

    Anyone know how much it was being offered for ?

    Anyone know who the new owner is ?

    Cheers,

    Bill
     
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  13. Marcel Massini

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    Maxted-Page in England had it for sale just recently. The same car had also suffered a brutal front crash in the 1980s, I have pix.
    Marcel Massini
     
  14. Horsefly

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    With a brutal rear end crash preceeded by a brutal front end crash, is anything actually left of the original body?
    Marcel, can we see the pictures of the front end crash so that we can add up the sum total of damage to this "highly original" car?
     
  15. Bryanp

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    door handles?
     
  16. retired

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    You bet it is, thats what they are made for
     
  17. PSk

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    They are race cars ... thus if you continue to race them hard, then this is what will happen.

    Should they be raced ... absolutely.
    Should they be raced this hard ... I don't think so, but also sometimes mistakes/mechanical failures happen.

    Fix them up and get them moving again.
    Pete
     
  18. Horsefly

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    I know a guy who has a baseball that was autographed by Babe Ruth back in the 1940s. Let's take it out of its case and play a few innings with it??????
     
  19. amenasce

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    They are race cars so it more than likely that they crashed when they were considered just regular race cars . When you had a 57 TR , and crashed it in 60 , i doubt that it was sent to maranello to be fixed, it was prob your local garage that fixed it..So originality is prob lost on most ..
     
  20. Christian.Fr

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    chassis court...
     
  21. Horsefly

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    Agreed, but the original posting was of a 275 that crashed just a year or so back, LONG after it's prime as a race car. Sort of like taking a winning thoroughbred that has been put out to pasture for decades, entering him in the latest Kentucky Derby, and then watching him break his leg in what is in reality nothing more than an "Old Timers Game" for horses.
    Or in the case of Ferraris,...."prancing horses".
     
  22. PSk

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    Yes these 'modern' crashes DO seriously devalue these cars, whereas crashes in their 'real' and 'relevant' race days didn't/don't.

    That does not mean we should not allow them to turn a wheel again ... just stop 'racing to win'.

    Pete
     
  23. 4CamGT

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    This was one of the rare "SWB" 275GT/C

    Freeman
     
  24. teterman2004

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    Great analogy, horsefly... agree completely
     
  25. JSinNOLA

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    The analogy assumes that like horses, these cars somehow become less durable with age. I think that the crash would have been virtually identical had the exact same conditions occured on the Ring back in the 60s.

    Nowadays racing these cars is more about the money. If you have the money and the stones to afford these mishaps, more power to you!
     
  26. judge4re

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    With the even rarer "trunk delete" option.
     
  27. JSinNOLA

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    It saves weight! :eek:
     
  28. ArtS

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    John,

    There is a difference in perceived durability and in other areas. Back when these cars were new, people knew cars limitations – tire grip, suspension capabilities, etc. Today many assume that because they are Ferraris, they can still outperform anything. In most situations, my M3 has better performance than the 275 being discussed. Does that mean they shouldn't be driven, of course not, but if you're driving it, it doesn't mean you're Tazzio. For better or worse, the owners of these cars can do what they wish with them, they just shouldn't cry when something happens. As horsefly says, the chassis plate is the car, so as long as it survives, its original ;) .

    Regards,

    Art S.
     

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