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275GTB4 (#11013) and Daytona (#14795)

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  1. simonc

    simonc Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Simon Campbell
    I have found some old papers in my office that relate to the above two RHD cars (servicing invoices, letters to Maranello Concessionaires etc.) I seem to remember buying these at the Beaulieu Autojumble around 2002-2004. I am sure the owners of these cars, if they still exist, would like to be reunited with these but I have been unable to trace them. I found out the following:

    275GTB4 was owned br R. Symondson between 1969 and 1971. It was severely damaged when Symondson crashed it at Silverstone and he sold it damaged to M.A. Purkis.

    Daytona was purchased new by R. Symondson in 1972 and owned it until at least 1974. I have a note that it was owned by Peter Hughes in 1980 and then John Collins in 1987.

    If anyone can help put me in touch with the current owners I would be happy to send the paperwork to them.
     
  2. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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    11013:
    April 1971:
    The story of the car's ownership by Ronald C. Symondson, including the crash that DESTROYED it, can be found in the club magazine "Bugantics", Vol. 37 No. 2. There Symondson reports that he "took the car to a practice day at Silverstone on the Club circuit. There I stupidly “lost it” at Maggots and went backwards into a bank at about 100 mph. I left the car through the rear window. The chassis was gravely damaged and the excursion did not do me much good either for the time being. I loved the car and was keen to get it repaired but after much cogitation and some preliminary work by Maranello Concessionaires I decided to sell it “as was” and ordered a new Daytona."

    11013 was last seen in 2011 in the UK with a client of DK Engineering.

    Marcel Massini
     
  3. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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  4. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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  5. Edward 96GTS

    Edward 96GTS F1 Rookie

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    14795 color? looks too dark for silver/blue and too light for dino blue.
     
  6. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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    It's been repainted several times and not in the correct color anyway.

    Originally it was Argento Auteuil Metallizzato 106-E-1.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  7. simonc

    simonc Formula Junior

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    Thanks Marcel
     
  8. jtremlett

    jtremlett F1 Rookie

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    11013 lives in Cheshire. I don't know the owner of 14795 but I think Dick Lovett look after it. EDIT: sorry, had missed Mark's post above about the Daytona!!!
     
  9. Birel

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    Hi Marcel, I believe this photo taken outside Carugati in early 2006?
    cheers,
    A.T.
     
  10. Marcel Massini

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    Yes, Sir.

    Marcel Massini
     
  11. Wheels1

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  12. colombo2cam

    colombo2cam Karting

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    I have never seen a 365GTB/4 with a boot on the shifter they were almost always gated. Is this a one off thing, done after the fact or have I just not been paying attention?
     
  13. miurasv

    miurasv F1 Veteran

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    UK RHD cars have the boot. Colonel Ronnie Hoare of Maranello Concessionaires, the UK Importer, specified them I believe.
     
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  14. colombo2cam

    colombo2cam Karting

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    Good thing we were not at a bar making bets - i would have bet that it was not factory - Thank you for the answer
     
  15. ag512bbi

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    17051 USA LHD (Daytona Spider) had it also. I think it was created after on this particular car.
     

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  16. TTR

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    Could very well be so, especially since the interior in that photo appear to feature many other non-original details.
     
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  17. colombo2cam

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    I thought the stalk equalizer was one of the coolest things ever when I first saw it.
     
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  18. simonc

    simonc Formula Junior

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    I am pleased to say that I have traced the Daytona and the papers are on their way to join the rest of the car's history.

    I have a lead on the current owner of the 275GTB4 and am hoping to be put in touch with him/her soon.
     
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  19. Wheels1

    Wheels1 Formula 3
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    Well done to you Simon. :)
    Steve, All RHD Daytona's had the boot, which ever market it was for. [ As far as I know]
     
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  20. daytonaman

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    My car new. Advertising photo by dealer. I know the man who drove it to this park for photos.
     

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  21. simonc

    simonc Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    I'm pleased to say I have traced the owner of the 275GTB4 (#11013) and the papers are on their way to join the car's history file.
     

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