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Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by kizdan, May 18, 2007.

  1. Marcel Massini

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    What an exciting life. Much too short.
     
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    If plates could talk, I'm sure they could tell some interesting stories!
     
  4. joe sackey

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    His EE plates are back on his GTO and will stay there.

    We shared some of those stories in the July 2016 issue of Octane magazine.
     
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    From memory Lauda didn't own the GTO for all that long before he sold it to Munich collector Franz Wieth. Wieth took the export plates off and when ever I saw the Lauda GTO at the local monthly Stammtisch run by Munich dealer Sport & Touring Cars as he used red plates on the GTO (back when I lived in Munich starting in 1987) . It was easy to spot as Wieth owned two 288 GTOs at the time and had regular black lettered plates on the other GTO. I've posted pictures of both the Wieth GTOs here in the past.
     
  6. Marcel Massini

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    In September 1987 58329 was sold via Niki Lauda's attorney Dr. Thomas Huber of Vienna to Franz Wieth in Starnberg. I was personally involved in the sale from Wieth to its next custodian (July/August 2010).

    Marcel Massini
     
  7. joe sackey

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    Just 1 year and 4 months to be precise, but long enough to create some wonderful memories over the summers of 1986 & 1987, which were thankfully chronicled in a number of magazine articles

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    57495.

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  11. Marcel Massini

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    When I inspected 57495 on 27 April 2011 in Atlanta it had 149 genuine kms.
    Virtually a brand new car. Original key fob still in pergament envelope from factory. A virgin.

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  12. joe sackey

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    As Marcel has already clarified, not the Lauda GTO (which has EE.304.AK plates and no USA DOT side-markers)

    I agree the mileage is virgin, but, it had the misfortune to have the horrendous USA DOT side-markers applied to it.
     
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  14. Marcel Massini

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    Thank you.
    Very nice.
    It seems there were at least 10 nice Ferraris on display (Nick Mason's LF, 166 Inter Touring, 275 GTB, 250 TDF, the viola Daytona, Testarossa, 599 GTO, GTC, 288 GTO).

    Marcel Massini
     
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    Think it must be a new event. F40LM 79891 there too and a whole sea of Miura (my favourite)...

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  16. Marcel Massini

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    Welcome!

    I've always admired this GTO.

    It was staged last year also.
     
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    Recently I saw the 'white' edition of the 288GTO owners manual. Doe anyone know more of it? Seem original, but it is lacking the official Ferrari print number. Many thanks!

    Elder
     
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    I believe it is the reprinted edition.
     
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    Look at the difference in size & bulk.
     
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