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Ferrari 512S Modulo Pininfarina

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Napolis, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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  3. MacGeek

    MacGeek Formula Junior

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    Did you get the wooden body buck as well?
     
  4. Jeff Kennedy

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    Congratulations! You will have lots of fun with this.

    This is an extremely significant car for some of the design language it introduced. It will also be a fine challenge to make it useable; understand that the front wheels turning ability is severely restricted.

    Jeff
     
  5. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    They pushed me around our factory not too bad as is.
     
  6. sam231

    sam231 Formula Junior
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    Congratulations, a styling gem. It is so low you might have to mount a bike flag on the rear when driving around :>)

    Cheers,

    Sam
     
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  8. Edward 96GTS

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    is it an actual, original 512s chassis? does it come with any running gear? more details please. very nice indeed.
     
  9. 250 lusso

    250 lusso Karting

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    The original 612 Can-Am is the chassis. The motor looks like a 512S but not sure whether it has 512 or 612 internals, or any internals at all.

    Whatever, it will be the coolest project Napolis has and that is saying something. Seeing it on the road someday will be absolutely out of this world. The low-flying UFO reports will probably inundate the po-po.
     
  10. peterp

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  11. stevenwk

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    When the car was at Quail in 2001 my then 3 yr old daughter affectionately referred to it as the 'pancake' car !!

    Congratulations.

    Great addition. I am confident you'll acquire 512s, and p6 down the road too.....
     
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  13. PINNIN512

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    ahh ......... 512S please aquire and show it at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. I need lots of photos which are scarce on the net.
     
  14. 180 Out

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  15. superleggera

    superleggera Karting

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    Bravo! This will be fantastic to see on the road upcoming. Definitely post details as to the discoveries during the work commencing to put on the street.

    And hopefully once you are done with this one -- you can find something else in the treasure trove at Pininfarina and play with that as well for everyone to enjoy.
     
  16. till.a.fischer

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    Congratulations, certainly one of the best one-offs ever.
     
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  17. schwaggen

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    #14 schwaggen, Sep 26, 2014
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    Jim- First: Congrats- you have clearly proven to the folks at PF that you are a worthy custodian of their legacy. I saw this car at the recent "Art of the Automobile" show at the High Museum in Atlanta- and spent a good thirty minutes peering through every nook and cranny (as much as I could across the ropes)- It's a curious little rig. I had a Hot Wheels version of it when I was little, and it was so cool to see it there, full size, in real life.

    Some questions: The interior looks...a little worn and incomplete? Hard to tell from a distance. It's also funny how the bodywork drapes the chassis without any intermediate structure in some places- the velocity stacks are clearly visible through the holes in the rear deck. The gas filler hides partially covered next to the passenger side door. Is the dash functional? I believe from a [much] earlier discussion about Modulo here of FChat that it was built on a 512 chassis, but is missing some key running gear? And the turning thing? You stated some time ago you had some ideas to address that, I guess now you get your chance.

    Thanks for sharing your latest news- I personally look forward to seeing/learning more about this iconic car. And yes- it's really low (although at the High Museum, it was displayed next to the Lancio Stratos concept that is even lower)
     
  18. thecheddar

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    Jim, so pleased to learn you acquired this. The Modulo was a car from my childhood dreams so I was literally grinning as I read the news this morning. And man, I'm a total sourpuss... ;)

    The turning radius thing was on my mind today. If I were to want to enjoy this on the road, I'd think employ a discreet "front-end lift system" for sharp turns -- Raising the nose/body enough for the wheels to turn a bit further. Though forward visibility would be an issue as the front lifts with every degree, seeing the low-speed corner through the side windows might not. Mathematics needed, of course... Cheers!
     
  19. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Hi

    She steers fine. We'll adjust front spat slightly. Spheres are cast from bowling balls.Right switch gear left air vent. Chassis/engine/gearbox/suspension/ etc. all original 512s/612 can Am. We will drive her to Villa D'Este in 2016.
     
  20. John B

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  21. steve58

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  22. Sfumato

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    #19 Sfumato, Sep 27, 2014
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    I'll come wrench on it when I'm outta NIH. :D
    Period power awesome.

    Lee


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  23. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Bravo, Sir!!!!
     
  24. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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  25. Edward 96GTS

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    once mechanicals are sorted, what needs to be done to make it driveable?
     
  26. NeuroBeaker

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    Surely once the mechanicals are sorted, it then is drivable. :)

    All the best,
    Andrew.
     
  27. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    True.
     
  28. merstheman

    merstheman F1 Rookie

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    I think he meant pesky legal stuff like indicators and license plates and importing into the US...
     

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