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  1. carvad

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  2. biz5300

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    I can give you more on that but the Mantas chassis is pure p538..
    Never actually raced at le mans, or broke down very quickly..

    Nik
     
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    #755 Ed Niles, Oct 25, 2012
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    Jeez, what a long thread! I don't have time to plow through it all, so forgive me if this is a repost. Does anyone know what happened to 210/214, the car made from the two Sebring wrecks? I owned this car briefly, and greatly regret selling it. I heard from someone that it is "lost", which in this day of barn finds seems odd.
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  6. velocetwo

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    Ed,

    Yes the car is still lost, last seen on a car lot in Hollywood. It has a distinctive nose after the rebuild, so it would have shown up quickly in old pictures.

    I suspect that it was purchased and crashed, then stored. Now sitting in some garage in Hollywood Hills....waiting to be found.
     
  7. MRG22

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    There was a seller in Europe claiming he had 214 but Bizzarrini experts do not believe it.

    I agree with Velocetwo.
     
  8. detomasomangusta

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    Hello Mr.Sonnery,I just read this very long thread about Bizzas,just to inform You,that this golden Strada from Eiger sanction that came over Waterman MCgallery is since more than 25 years here in Germany,I even have contact to the first owner,car has 51000 kilometers original.I did not know it was parked in that film scene,so I appreciate Your info,best regards,Franz.
     
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    Mr. Niles, off topic but what can you tell "us" about "Sams-U Drive".

    Any good stories??

    Ciao and best.

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  10. velocetwo

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    Could it be 303 your thinking of this car was sold through Waterman too, fits your description.
     
  11. detomasomangusta

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    Its 295,is now bluemetallic,was originally goldmetallic.Is cosmetically restored,but all original bodywise(alloy car,DeDion rear),has Campagnolo brakes.One rear caliper was missing,so I would appreciate any info to get one.Alo the front lamp covers are blind and one has a crack,is there something new available?Otherwise I will have them made.Have pics of the car in young days from first owner.
     
  12. RHS

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    Hi,

    You mention that this car (the Iranian Bizzarini) is well known in Bizzarrini circles, however, does anybody know the actual history, ie delivery ? ordering ? etc.

    It is well known that the car languished in a warehouse behind the museum for nearly three decades. In May 2009, a group of volunteers from the Classic Car Commitee of the Iranian Motorcycle and Automobile Federation banded together and cleaned up this car and 11 other cars and four motorbikes on a volunteer basis, and today it is, and remains on permanent display. An honorable mention must be made that the status of many of the cars improved greatly when a new curator, Mr. Hosseini took over at the museum in 2008.


    On our side, we know the car is definately Ex-Shah as it has a small plaque riveted in the frame with a number and "Imperial Garage". We have seen a similar plaque in at least one 1960's ex-Shah Rolls Royce.

    Local lore says it was used by his daughter Shahnaz, but this is just hearsay. Any ideas ? We have been trying our best to document the cars remaining in Iran, and any help would be greatly appreciated.

    The picture attached is of the car the day it was put on public display in a special event at the museum on May 18, 2009.

    Thank you in advance for any feed back,

    Regards,

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  13. GIOTTO

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    Is there a VIN plate in the engine compartment?
     
  14. velocetwo

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    PM me and I will give you a contact to solve this
     
  15. Jack KdH

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    Francis I can tell you that the manager of the museum told me that it is IA3*0250.
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  16. GIOTTO

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    Thank you very much, Jack.
     
  17. RHS

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    Hi,

    I did not see one. Frankly I was so surprised to see the Imperial Parking badge as we finally got some idea of ownership, so to be honest, I was not really looking.

    The no. 250 however is the same as I was told by the curator, and verified by Borzou Seppasi, who is our leading automotive historian and who is working to document the cars in the museum.

    Warmest Regards,

    Ramin
     
  18. RHS

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    Hi,

    Just tried to send you a PM, but it said its not possible. Is there a bug in the system ?

    Regards,

    Ramin
     
  19. velocetwo

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    It should be on the shock tower right side.
     
  20. velocetwo

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    I would replace the Campagnolo's with Girling or Dunlop. Campagnolo's of that age are very difficult to find and not easy to repair due to the poor castings. Have you ever checked the back of the upholstery panels for grease pen markings?

    Would love to see a picture.
     
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  22. Jack KdH

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    #772 Jack KdH, Feb 4, 2013
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    Franz,
    Would love to see your period photos.
    Is this the car you mean?
    Thanks in advance,
    Jack
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  23. detomasomangusta

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    Thanks for input.Campis are made of magnesium alloy which suffers from intercristalline corrosion and thus tends to break,so Your idea is correct,but I just want to have my original set of brakes completed in box,not mounted on the Stradale for security reasons.Pictures will follow.
     
  24. detomasomangusta

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    Hello Jack,this is the one in the Dolomites,I have some more pics of that trip from previous owner,will have to scan them.Looking for front light covers.Best,Franz.
     
  25. detomasomangusta

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    #775 detomasomangusta, Feb 5, 2013
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    Jack,just one picture of its winter sleep.
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