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Ferrari 208GT4 Bertone Spider

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  1. Sempre_gilles

    Sempre_gilles Formula Junior

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    ABC models recently released a 1:43 scale model of the Ferrari 208GT4 Bertone Spider. Since there never was an official spider conversion of the 208GT4 (or 308GT4), who did the conversion (Stramann, Bertone himself)?. Is this a one-off or has there been a limited serie? Who has more information about this car?
     
  2. vince308

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    i don't know the chassis n°, but it was in an auction somewhere, and i kept the pictures, greetings, vincent
     
  3. vince308

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    N°4 and last one, hope you enjoy, anyway, I DO !
     
  6. vince308

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    wrong one, here is the last one
     
  7. jhjvdm

    jhjvdm Formula Junior

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    This one-off was indeed done by Bertone

    Note the air-inlet - normally behind the rear side window -

    has been moved to the front of the rear wheel

    The chassisnr is 13956

    Joop van der Meer
     
  8. Dr. Bob

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    Originally bodied this way? Or fist as normal 208 GT4 and later a rebody?
     
  9. Peter

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    Probably done as an original. It would be much easier (and cheaper) to cut the body up and modify it before welding it onto the chassis.

    In any case, a full convertible does not suit this design. A targa would be the best...
     
  10. Dr. Bob

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    I know, and because it's a Bertone, I think it is original, and Joop comment on one-off indicates that too. But I know of several 400/412 which are cut later on. I hope to visit one sunday and take pictures
     
  11. Dom

    Dom F1 Veteran
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    I agree. Would love to see a photochop of this car as a targa.

    Dom
     
  12. jhjvdm

    jhjvdm Formula Junior

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    This car is indeed a conversion, based on a standard body.

    As a matter of fact it is for sale - follow this link

    and have 17.950 GBP ready...

    http://www.joemacari.com/firstpage.htm and go to

    'Ferrari Cars' in the left column.

    Joop van der Meer
     
  13. ForzaFerrari

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    Fantastic. Never seen this car before. Did see, once, a 308 Cabrio, but never a GT4 Cabrio! Tnx for the pictures and the link :)
     
  14. FerrariStuff.com

    FerrariStuff.com Formula 3

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    Both Vincent's and Joop's pictures are from the Bonham's Ferrari auction at Gstaad last December.

    Can't remember if the car sold at that auction but I believe it did and went for little money.

    Seems like a car that is perpetually moving around the traders circuit.

    Jack
     
  15. Sempre_gilles

    Sempre_gilles Formula Junior

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    Searched the internet and found some more pictures
     
  16. Sempre_gilles

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  17. Sempre_gilles

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    another one from the interior
     

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