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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by tomgt, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. tomgt

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    Winning car of the concours was 0812?
     
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    Interesting choice, a car with a bit of a story.
     
  3. tomgt

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    Indeed!
     
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    Covered very well in another thread by the owner a couple of years ago....
     
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    Wipers aside, it looks like it was restored to this iteration.

    I saw it in person and it looked great.

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  10. mcimino

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    Just looking at the photos though, the line coming down off the head light seemed to be a bit rounded and not so much a hard edge as it's current state.

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    As someone posted Restored by Italians in their style $400,000, Restored in the USA to perfection $700,000, Restored by Ferrari Classiche $1,000,000, Restored to please everyone on Ferrarichat Priceless (impossible?)
     
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    Timmmmmmy: Absolutely wonderful. Your dollar numbers are right in the "ballpark" as are your observations about people. These cars are so difficult to restore, especially the race cars, that by their very nature, led hard lives. Even with the internet, getting good period photos of every last detail is still next to impossible.
     
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    I think we should buy some glasses for the judges, probably too old, or maybe even they recieved $ $ to go to ballpark (baseball) in the front row.
     
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    Christian: Don't get me started about concours judges!
     
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    In the case of P cars, there are many photos that can be used to restore a car and avoid gross mistakes like the front of this one.
     
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    Yes, you probably right, better in an other thread.
     
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    Absolutely!
    Ferrari archives are complete!
     
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    Can`t understand that detail-"restoration" as its totally unlogic at this part of the nose!
     
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    You all may be missing an important point. In America, many major concours use what we call "French" rules. The judges pick the car they "like". Originality is not a major factor. Design, appearance, and importance are the major considerations. As a participant in many of these events, I love this approach. Without having to worry about incompetent judges, the owners can relax and enjoy the day as they know nothing they can do will effect the outcome of the judging. I am not sure about Amelia Island, but "French" rules are common over here.
     
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    Someone must have bee thinking about a platypus nose...
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    If the cars selected for the elegance competition are to be references, it is nevertheless the selection of the Jury since it brings by its experience and its knowledge the consecration of these automobiles as references of authenticity. Each automobile will be judged in its smallest detail on several criteria that have been developed by this Jury, and which is based in particular on the criteria usually used in the greatest competitions of elegance.

    In fact, today the main objective of an elegance competition has been somewhat different from its origins since the cars presented are no longer contemporary automobiles, but historical pieces that testify to the richness of our heritage Automobile.

    Thus, the criteria observed not the Jury will turn to the authenticity, the preservation in the state and the existence of elements of epoch still present or, if that has been the case, the quality and the rigour of its restoration.

    In addition, the Jury will review criteria that fall within the elegance of lines, the influence on the fashion of an era or its influence on the automobile, or the performance or any innovative quality that these automobiles brought to Their time.
     

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