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  1. cuxa

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    Berlinetta 2335 GT
     
  2. Jack-the-lad

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    Thanks, that's the one I was thinking of....the stripes tripped my memory.

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    Glanced over that - clearly an error.


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  5. Christian.Fr

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    Coo Mory cool...i ll send you your informations starting next week.
     
  6. Il Vecchio

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    Does/did Eric not own the last 14-louver TdF?
     
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    #57 yzee, Dec 3, 2009
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    EC married a girl from Ohio not far from me. He kept a home off Olentangy River Rd. in Columbus. I saw him in 2000-2001, at a high end shopping area called Easton driving a red 550 Maranello. With his wife, hat pulled down over his head. This pic is from this month's F-Chat photo contest. He parked about where the cop car is, and came into the Ocean Club where my wife and I were having drinks. Hardly anyone knew who he was. I knew it was him for sure because of the F-Car. Haven't heard of him being around for a while.
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  8. Jack-the-lad

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    Nice story. Is he still married to the buckeye girl?

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  9. yzee

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    I don't know. The Ferrari dealer was just down the road from his house. I was there about 6 months ago and a salesman said he hadn't heard of him being around. Back when he was here the local rock radio station always had Clapton sightings that people would call in.
     
  10. 365gt2+2

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    He also owned a Black RHD 512BBi thats caused quiet a stir when it was put up for sale....
    ....even had The Sun Newspaper down doing an article on it (that caused no end of Grief!)....
     
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  12. Jack-the-lad

    Jack-the-lad Three Time F1 World Champ
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    It was very nice reading through this thread again.

    Does anyone know what Ferraris EC owns now?

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    His 575M is for sale on Pistonheads.com.uk

    Yellow not nearly as nice as on a Daytona. His 575 doesn't have Daytona seats or Fiorano HP!!
     
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    ... and now lives in Germany, about 10 km from my place. Found a nice new home with some 'siblings' such as F40, F50, ....
     
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    #67 348Jeff, Sep 6, 2012
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    Sorry! Here you go:

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  18. PAUL BABER

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    I believe the SWB may have been sold to Australia, but not sure about that.

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  19. fnzeigler

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    does he have any other exotics ......
     
  20. Atombender

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    Well his most exotic Ferrari is his new 458 Speciale (SP12 EC) which is supposed to resemble a 512 BB...
     
  21. Jack-the-lad

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    I saw this car in the Classiche workshops in 2009. I didn't know whose it was until my guide (who shall be nameless) let slip....
     
  22. mvgt2

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    #72 mvgt2, Sep 18, 2012
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    Hi
    I sold RU15 to Eric Clapton in 2001, the car had only covered 13,200 miles and was 1 of 4 RHD road cars with an aluminium body.

    It has to be one of the best documented cars , with an incrediblely detailed history.

    The car was finished in a dark red at the time as in the attached picture.

    After meeting Eric i have to say what a really nice guy he is.
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  23. miurasv

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    #73 miurasv, Sep 18, 2012
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    Thanks for the information and welcome to the site.

    On the www.barchetta.cc site it gives the information that RU 15 s/n 3067GT is a steel bodied car with aluminium doors.

    Link here: http://www.barchetta.cc/english/all.ferraris/Detail/3067GT.250GT.htm

    I see from this thread that he also owned or owns 2335GT. Info here:http://www.talacrest.com/Ferrari-Sales/Ferrari-250-SWB/4240.htm Barchetta.cc info on 2335GT here: http://www.barchetta.cc/english/all.ferraris/Detail/2335GT.250GT.htm Alain de Cadenet can be seen driving 2335GT in his great Ferrari video Victory By Design from 25.20 when it was owned by Sir Anthony Bamford. Link here: http://www.streetfire.net/video/victory-by-design-ferrari_2046956.htm

    Or perhaps the transfer of the registration number RU 15 (which is still on a 1961 Ferrari of 2953cc from the RAC site) may be confusing things?
     
  24. thepinkumbrella

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    Clapton has previously owned both passo corto berlinettas referenced above.

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  25. miurasv

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    Paul, do you know the body material of 250 GT SWB Berlinetta RU 15 s/n 3067GT?
     

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