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  1. snj5

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    a perfect mechanical and design masterpiece.
     
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  3. G.C.Singhof

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    The last of the racing berlinetta pictures shows not 0322AM but 0320AM before its restauration back to its appereance it had at the beginn of it´s life somewhen early 1953.
    Still it features here it´s wrong (later) nose.
    Wolfgang
     
  4. G.C.Singhof

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    For my post not being misunderstood: 0320AM (last pic) in Summer of 1953 got the same nose (and other changes) as 0322AM. Just the nose seen in the pic is wrong and different. Came later after an accident.
    Wolfgang
     
  5. Horsefly

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    Beautiful car. But I wonder who copied who? The Bosley was hand built in 1952 and appeared in a Motor World magazine in May 1953. Did it predate the Ferraris under discussion?
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    I don't see the resemblance at all and don't think Italian coachbuilders were looking in the US for inspiration...
     
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    Looks like a Cunningham C3 by Vignale which debuted a year earlier.
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  11. snj5

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    All 1950s Italian coachbuilders have 'a look', that to them, is important that the vehicle is identified as one of theirs as well the chassis manufacturer. The Cunningham bears strong family ties to other Vignales. Pininfarina is the master of proportion, volumes, line and subtlety, and is visually thematic with other Farina cars and separated, for example, from the Bosely though they both are looking to express similar concepts.
     
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  15. anton

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    Compare the lower photo in post #31 with the lower in #20 and #21
    The curvature of the grille blades makes a huge difference in the appearance of the nose. The italians very seldom made anything with flat or straight lines.
     
  16. ivo73

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    Just as info..
    A lot of interesting pictures of the 375 MM Berlinetta's and Spyder's could also be found in the old "Ferrari Album 1" edited by Jonathan Thompson 1981,between page 6 to 27.

    regards
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    Yes, those Ferrari Album's were very nice. In the n°2 issue you can also find some 375+ photos and informations. There was a number 3, but unfortunatelly no more.
    Here is #0368AM, still in France with Pierre Bardinon.
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    yes,Francis ,the Album's were really good.
    These were some of my first Books on my Ferrari library around 20 years ago..
    and thank you for the 0368AM pic !

    regards
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    Thanks. Do you have a rear shot of 0368AM? Thanks.

    john
     
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    I don't see the resemblance at all and don't think Italian coachbuilders were looking in the US for inspiration.

    The Italian coachbuilders were very much hooked into the American scene. The USA was a bigest market for these guys and the were familiar with what was going on style and racing wise. GM was the big manufacture in the world and an inspiration to Enzo ( Cadillac from the 30's) as well as the coachbuilders.
     
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  27. f308jack

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    Amazing. Just when you think 'this is the best looking one, another picture comes up with yet more striking beauty. The coachbuilders really had their finest hours in the first half of the fifties.

    Are there any videos or sound tracks posted on the net that anyone knows of?
     

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