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  1. stevenwk

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    I remember back in the early 90s in La Jolla he was always very nice and let my wife and I poke around the place.


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  2. readplays

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    His betters are (owner of SMC).

    I quite enjoyed Bill's contribution and always looked forward to what he had to say.
    I have to agree with Rob Lay that his employers really should have ponied up subscription or sponsorship $ judging by the nature of the posting relationship.
     
  3. Daytona Rick

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    Ok Geno, what's your involvement?
     
  4. ///Mike

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    Followed by a 14-year-long thread filled with posts by people who don't own Ferraris debating its provenance?

    Sheesh, I hope not.
     
  5. Ferrari 360 CS

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    Hopefully just a great car with an interesting story, after all its mostly about the cars and the people who owned them and enjoyed them.
     
  6. dm_n_stuff

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    Interesting question. He's creating buzz here when Bill can't.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm intrigued by this, but most folks here get Bill's newsletter, right? So the only purpose of this thread is to draw more folks to Bill's site and get the noise going on this barn find.


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  7. geno berns

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    I wish. No role other than to post a news story...

     
  8. Daytona Rick

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    Stirring the pot once again, hey Geno? Well I got the low down weeks ago. Come to Cavillino and I'll tell you the details.
     
  9. Parnelli

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    Really? I live in Milwaukee. Would love to see that TR!
     
  10. dwhite

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    As I said valuable cars, which are fun to drive. A 275 GTS is hardly a one off obscure race car which there were no parts available to keep It serviced. And it was never a cheap car to purchase, even in the 60s as a used car.

    We will hear the true backstory, at some point, I'm sure and see all the pictures of this beautifully preserved barn find. I love 275s and to own a GTS would be a dream.
     
  11. Horsefly

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    Somebody ask Bill Noon about the 275 and the Moretti Gran Sport stashed away in his neighborhood that he told everybody about on F-chat 8 or 10 years ago. Hey Bill, whatever happened to those cars and the old aircraft parts on the property as well?
     
  12. ///Mike

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    AMEN! :)
     
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  14. GBTR6

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    I have heard from a few people that it is in southeastern Wisconsin, close to Elkhart Lake. It is in poor condition, and the owners have an idea of it's worth, and are asking an enormous amount for it. It is, as I understand, almost unrestorable. But, then nothing is beyond restoration is it? They also said there are quite a few other rare cars in hiding in our state.

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  15. Mark Shannon

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    So how much is it ?
     
  16. miurasv

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    What is the chassis number of the Testa Rossa?
     
  17. GIOTTO

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    Maybe "only" a Testarossa...
     
  18. kevfla

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    I wonder if Bill Noon will be bringing it to Cavallino in a couple of weeks?
     
  19. dm_n_stuff

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    According to his most recent email, yes.
     
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  20. Marcel Massini

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    Tom Meade sold it out of Italy to USA.
    The current owner also used to own 0490 AM, a spectacular 375 MM Berlinetta Pinin Farina.

    Marcel Massini
     
  21. furmano

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    It's not difficult to let a Ferrari go to sleep where it was parked, in a garage, on a patch of sand, in a barn out back. That goes for a TR, a 275 GTS, an F430, or an Enzo.

    I'm sure someone here amongst us has stacked old magazines on their Ferrari at least just once. I mean, if you're not driving it, might as well put it to good use. :)

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  22. GBTR6

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    Don't know. It may not be a Testa Rossa, but the people who have commented on it should know. There are a number of other barn find type cars in my area I guess. Well, we do have the barns for it. And Road America close by makes for some race cars and sports cars in the area and certainly some in barns.

    Perry
     
  23. tbakowsky

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    Not many are truly barn finds anymore. Sure they have been there or a while, but all an owner has to do is google that old car in the shed (or a family member) to find out what it is and worth. Suddenly they are discovered. But with a price..
     
  24. Dustin Wetmore

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    I would agree that no, nothing is beyond restoration. When it comes to these cars, very little intimidates me.
     
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