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  1. enio45

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    #1 enio45, Sep 23, 2014
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    After 40 yrs off the radar I have acquired a 58 Ellena with the orig engine, (trans I believe) and rear end. Car was taken apart about 40 yrs ago and boxed and crated.

    I am beginning inventory of the parts and don't have much history on the car, except im told that it was raced at limerock at some point in time and has special cutouts on the fenders and inner fenders for air flow.

    Any info is appreciated - working on a plan for the resto etc.

    A body and 5 crates of parts - what a project!
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    Thanks marcel - now the history begins!

    My seller owned the car since 1977-79 period....so from 58 - 79 is all I have to fill in!
     
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    Congrats. Persevere, it's going to be a great car!

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    Thanks John.....it will be a challenge but - im really excited about it....my paint and body guy cannot wait to get into the resto. I need to find out orig colors on the car...what would be the best way to pursue this info?
     
  6. Marcel Massini

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    Mike Curley in PA had it, also Bradley E. Balles in Oakland, CA.

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    Curley is who I have on the PA title (Irwin PA) that came with the car purchase. He was the owner prior to my seller. Balles - im not aware of...
     
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    Will do - ill get those tomorrow for you....motor is in a crate - but ill try to get the camera in there for a pic.
     
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    Archelogy on the car. Best wishes, Kare
     
  11. enio45

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    Ref the history on the car - I was told (but not verified) that this may have been chinetti's car at one time after the sale and that he did the racing at limerock. I don't know -so im searching.

    Also - the front fender cutouts look to be very well done on the car - to the point I thought they could be factory? This was done as im told to get the air flow thru the engine compartment - out the fender. There are 3, 1.5 in holes cut in each inner fender to facilitate the air flow. Any thoughts on the fender cutout?
     
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    Congrats and Enjoy the restoration process :)
     
  15. Marcel Massini

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    Thank you very much.

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    Matching engine with unaltered original stampings, beautiful!
     
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    Who sleeps at 10.30 pm when he has a great Ellena project in his garage?
    Now, the next two steps, please: gearbox and rear axle numbers. Thank you.

    Marcel Massini
     
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    ok - that will be tomorrow.....
     
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    Those Elena's (and Boano's) are stunning cars. What a project this will be, let alone the result! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Congrats ! well, the story begins ! Thread obviously in my favorites...
    Please, can you indicate the original color scheme of the car ?
     
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    Congratulations. Restore will be difficult but I believe that the return to the world another gem Ferrari.
     
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