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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Christian.Fr, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. mvgt2

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    As a bit of further history, the car was purchased in early 2000 at the Bonhams auction at Goodwood for another of our clients who kept the car for about 7 months.

    It shared garage space with an original Aston DB4 GT Zagato

    In the history file was an amazing amount of corrospondance between the 1st owner and Col Ronnie Hoare discussing the transport of the car from the factory to the UK by train!


    I hope this is of interest, by the way thankyou for the kind welcome to this forum.
     
  2. thepinkumbrella

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    The car was featured in Supercar Classics (the first issue if I recall correctly, Spring 1995), an excellent UK magazine that only lasted four issues, in that livery of blood red.
    In the article the car was driven by Stirling Moss. The car was owned by Michael Hall at the time.

    Paul
     
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    The magazine was called SUPERCLASSICS. Easy to confuse the titles. Supercar Classics was the magazine that ran until around 1991.

    Link to the first issue you referred to here: http://s224700864.e-shop.info/shop/article_Superclassics%25201/Spring-1995-Issue-1.html?sessid=kveGeIr0gaX26UAq9zAnwDkVmU0yb4E6AxVMXyn1EZZOLAkAqHDj0q7cmaTaz6yN&shop_param=cid%3D323%26aid%3DSuperclassics%25201%26
     
  6. Christian.Fr

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    nice pix...did you see Mr Calpton?
     
  7. airmacks

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    He mentions in the 2008 yearbook having the best time in his 512i BB. Obviously, there's the picture of the crashed 365 gt4/BB. Anyone have any info/pics on the 512 boxers he's owned? It seems strange, as many of his other Ferrari's are well documented, but not the 512s.
     
  8. Christian.Fr

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    Welcome to Fchat,
    the last one I saw for sale was a blue/black 612..
     
  9. airmacks

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    Thanks for the welcome, Christian. Looks like I've been lurking for seven years now.

    Thanks for creating this thread. I'd like to continue to document the cars Mr. Clapton has owned. To that end I will be posting pictures that I have with the hopes others will contribute.
     
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  11. stevenwk

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    I thought Clapton lived much of the year in Ohio, but all I see are English plates?

    Are any of his Ferraris registered stateside?
     
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  13. stevenwk

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    Yes. Dublin, Ohio.

    I think he spends time in the US


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  14. Christian.Fr

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    Badly crashed for the 512...
    Nice pictures, I don t why I hace a subscription if I can t download a pictures!!!
    Tapalak de mes c....
     
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    CLAPTON: I live in — I have a house in England. I have a house in France, a house in Columbus, and a house in Antigua.
    KING: Columbus seems so out of the way from those three. What it is like?
    CLAPTON: It is great. It is great. Well, it is very much like England to me. It has the same sort of countryside, rolling hills, you know, small kind of civilized communities of people that all know one another. I mean, when first went there, it was just those sitcoms you see where people come in the kitchen unannounced, you know?
    KING: How were you accepted in Columbus?
    CLAPTON: Oh, just like one of the guys, really.
    KING: Yes, not like some big shot?
    CLAPTON: I drive my hot rod around. I got — I like hotrods too, you know? And I drive my hotrod around and everyone is –
    KING: Eric, you are going to have a major hit with this book. Not so long between visits again.
     
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  19. PG1964

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    Yes, it's the 233-3277. This car, restored by Battista Farina himself in 1961, was in blue originally. Now it's in black and re-restored by some who doesn't know anything about the Lancias. Also the PB jury, blured by flashing chromes, fade leather and shining paint which didn't even exist in 1936....
    Unfortunately, all the pre-war Lancias in the US need to be restored from the beginning.
     
  20. miurasv

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    Was the 365 Boxer rebuilt?
     
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    Happy 72nd birthday to EC..

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