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Dennis Barnhart, Eagle Computer RIP 1983, what fcar was he driving?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by frefan, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

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    Carbon McCoy
    #51 134282, Nov 18, 2008
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  2. Jwdwrd

    Jwdwrd Rookie

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    #52 Jwdwrd, Nov 18, 2008
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    Oh My Goodness! Too funny! I guess you can tell it still has some emotional attachment! Can't believe I didnt catch that I flipped it wrong! My apologies to everyone and thanks for catching it! Tee hee! If anyone is interested in a different angle please feel free to ask. You have all made me feel very welcome here. PS- for previous post- never saw one in blue- now I think I am truly in love! -I am certain my hubby wouldn't mind! wink wink!
     
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  3. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Invitation is for both of you...my cars are routinely shown here and I guess they just feel it belongs between the fire truck and the HPD SWAT team.....so I'm pretty close to both organizations......:D
     
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  4. Jwdwrd

    Jwdwrd Rookie

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    Funny- hubby on SWAT as well as deputy sheriff!
     
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  5. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    It's been stored unkindly, since Katrina, and my copilot that helped me bring it home, is also gone...

    It's protected now only by the "blessing" Mario Andretti gave it that afternoon, there was enough left of that to roll it away as Hurricane Ike destroyed the Texas coast...LOL!

    Maybe the happiest picture is like the one you posted, the FIRST day of Ferrari Ownership...LOL!
     
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  6. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Bubba
    #56 BigTex, Nov 18, 2008
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    Highest respect for those guys.....all my Ferraris have the 100 Club in one window corner and the Fireman's Union in the other...

    It doesn't always help though, the HPD Mounted Patrol surrounded me the other day for THREE non moving violations ..the last one for still using "her" address!

    The SWAT guys were lapping the lil' robot around my car, the kids loved it.....
     
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  7. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Bubba
    Actually the blue one WAS purchased for my fiancee, after my yellow one made me divorced. It's a wonderful color in the various light conditions.

    The color attracts very little attention from Law Enforcement, for whatever reason, compared to the red and yellow examples.
    I suppose big racing numbers and a beer sponsor on the doors doesn't help! :D :D :D

    Anyway, check back and they'll all be painted, tuned, and ready for a run to Cavallino.....someday!
     
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  8. Jwdwrd

    Jwdwrd Rookie

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    Loving it!
     
  9. Jwdwrd

    Jwdwrd Rookie

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    Small world! Did you happen to see the watch Mario was wearing? My dad once met him on a plane trip cross country and sold him a watch- just thought that was funny! Also on the flight - "Oscar Goldman" remember him - thinking 6 million dollar man show?
     
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  10. Jwdwrd

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    Any more news on the vin anyone? Thanks!
     
  11. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

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    Still working on it. Not many people seem to be willing to talk about it.
     
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  12. freestone

    freestone Formula Junior

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    Now I am curious.
    What did happen to that VIN?
     
  13. michael platzer

    michael platzer F1 Veteran

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    the chance of a new Ferrari being red was about 90% these days!
     
  14. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

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    A year and a half after the accident, the car was for sale as a "rebuildable rollover" with 1,600 miles; it was later identified as a 288 GTO conversion. No clue where the car is today, or if another car was "given" this car's VIN. But the accident was so heinous, it was never determined who was driving and who was the passenger.
     
  15. 348Jeff

    348Jeff Formula Junior

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    Is it this car???? 288LHY

    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/posts/145206558/

    Another poster links the 288LHY registration to chassis n0 42413
    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/posts/145208704/

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  16. 308 milano

    308 milano F1 Rookie
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    Wow..
     
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  17. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Dec 6, 2002
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    Bubba
    Holy Thread Ressurection, Batman!!!

    IF that car is wearing the VIN, I guess "parts of it" must have been used.
    "My Dad is a TV repairman, he has an awesome set of tools!"

    That looks pretty good, for what it is....It boggles the mind the amount of work that would have taken...
    New Roof
    All the body
    glass

    Whew!
    Good on ya, mate.
     
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  18. daytona355

    daytona355 F1 World Champ

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    Only you could work magic like that Carbon! Top man.

    By the way, I now have a ‘California Blue’ California T, chassis is ZFF77XJC000208754
     
  19. 348Jeff

    348Jeff Formula Junior

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    Here's the info publicly available from the UK driving agency...

    So it was declared as manufactured in 1984 and has a 2927cc engine and doesn't appear to be taxed since 1998

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  20. 348Jeff

    348Jeff Formula Junior

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    #70 348Jeff, Oct 14, 2019 at 5:39 AM
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    Been debating whether to put this link up or not as it's a newspaper clipping showing photo of the crash site (it was in a newspaper so nothing of a grisly nature is shown).

    I've only posted it as you can see the car upturned and as far as I can tell the underside looks surprisingly straight so I can imagine it was mostly a case of rebodying to put the car back on the road.



    https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GCEB_enGB794GB794&biw=1280&bih=578&tbm=isch&sxsrf=ACYBGNQogesdeJDuz4uiGAjuqUDIw-88uA:1570927750848&sa=1&ei=hnSiXcmoM9OP8gKyvZD4Cg&q=Sheldon+Caughey+ferrari&oq=Sheldon+Caughey+ferrari&gs_l=img.3...62854.65340..65880...0.0..0.95.631.8......0....1..gws-wiz-img.bRvFlKpXBus&ved=0ahUKEwjJg7r0gZjlAhXTh1wKHbIeBK8Q4dUDCAc&uact=5#imgrc=Hn4y3944ghpxgM:

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