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Ferrari on cover of Playboy in 1978

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by HighCountry, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Edward 96GTS

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    Richard Carpenter still has the red daytona. when i was 14-15 yrs old my dad was driving and Richard drove past followed by a black daytona spyder. it was evening and what a sight to see in our little suburb. Richard lived in a normal neighborhood of Downey Calif. not many ferraris in that area.
     
  2. George Vosburgh

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    I've still got the album, it blew my mind when I realized what the car was!
     
  3. TTR

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    Not the same car he bought new.
    IIRC, the one currently in the collection was acquired in the '90s (to replace the original one he regretted selling some years earlier) and I was commissioned to do a fairly extensive cosmetic restoration* on it about 15 years ago.
    At that time it had about 12K miles on it and was already (before my commission) much nicer than most.
    Last time I saw it (few months ago), it still had less than 13K and looked like it was just freshly done.

    * I received a signed album (cover) acknowledging the effort. :)
     
  4. donv

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    I hate to break it to you, but you need to be a lot older than 35 or 40 to remember the Carpenters (if that's the answer). I'm 52, and I don't really remember them!
     
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    #30 TTR, Dec 25, 2018
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    Well, I'm slightly older and while I was never "into" their music, I was told one of their songs (referenced on earlier post) has been for decades probably the second most requested* at (American ?) weddings, so wouldn't be surprising if younger generations are at least somewhat aware of them.

    * Think copyright endorsements.
     

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