Apartment find 250 GT.

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  1. jcavalie

    jcavalie Formula Junior
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    Crazy story! Just saw it in my FB feed!
     
  2. Marcel Massini

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    Yet another case of

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diogenes_syndrome

    like the "owner" of Due Mille Ruote auction seized cars, like a few collectors I know who never drive, never sell even though the cars just sit there and rust in place, tinker endlessly on their cars and keep all their trash around them till they pass away....

    MS
     
  4. donv

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    Just curious-- did Eleanor keep driving Ferraris after her divorce from John? So was this a car she would have driven, or just inventory at the dealership back in the day?
     
  5. tres55

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    Great find. White on red would look fantastic, I hope he goes back to its original spec.
     
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  7. bmw_e30

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    car will not go back to white/red but most likely to blue/tan or deep red/tan...
     
  8. Lotaz

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    Wow what an incredible story! Very interesting read.
     
  9. GatorFL

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  10. John B

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    Fascinating story!
     
  11. kare

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    That is a real shame, a car like this deserves to wear original colors.
     
  12. boxerman

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    At least it wont be red.
     
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  14. freestone

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    Normally I don't like white cars, but the particular white on this particular body shape is outstanding, better than blue/tan or deep red/tan in my opinion only.

    I hope the owner takes the time to see some examples.

    And perhaps two tone the top in a shade of grey or silver if that matters, though pure white looks great. Take a look at the white/gold (originally white /gray) PF that Gullwing motors just sold.
     
  15. hercfe

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    Very cool! Got to love Ferrari owners!!
     
  16. Marcel Massini

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    Merged.
     
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  19. ferrarip4

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    According to barchetta.cc, She also became owner in January 1959 of the 335S 0700 (with pontoon fenders a la 250 Testa Rossa) as part of her divorce settlement... The car was raced a couple of times by Richie Ginther (who would later become a Ferrari F1 driver). She then sold the car later in the year to Ed Purvis.
     

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  20. ferrarip4

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    In this fascinating article here, https://www.theautochannel.com/publications/magazines/forza/number10/pg58.frame, it says that Von Neumann's Ferrari dealership went to his former wife...
     
  21. bmw_e30

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    car got sold and is leaving LA
     
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  23. ferrarip4

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    This new Fchat site makes me do strange things like replying to myself!
     

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