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  1. Lusso123

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    I wasn't sure where to post this one, but thought I would start here, and certainly if it needs to be moved, then please do so.

    While going through one of my research files over the past weekend, I came across this clipping of Bruce Meyer with one of his Ferrari's on display in his store back in the 1970s. No it is not quite at a Motor Show, but.....interesting nonetheless. Well interesting at least to me. Thought this was a really great display - look closely for the little Espresso cups that the car is sitting on. Of course whoever wrote the piece got the spelling of his last name wrong, and I don't know which magazine since I missed notating at the time I clipped it, but it was one of our US publications, and is dated February 1978. Maybe someone knows which magazine?

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  2. Marcel Massini

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    Thank you Marshall.
    This is #10615.
    Sold 1970 by original owner and oil magnate William Doheny (Union 76) through dealer Estes-Otto Zipper Motors to second owner Bruce W. Meyer who paid US$ 10'750.
    2018 still owned by Meyer who is the ultimate car guy.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  3. Lusso123

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    And thank you Marcel for providing that info on this car, it's great to have. Wish I could go back in time with $10,750. in hand, and buy it!
     
  4. PG1964

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    Guys I checked also the Prunet's book and there isn't anything else to enlight the problem: the photo you're referring to is the same I saw on the Tipo 166 book.
    So the problem have to be faced from another angle, as Massini did.
     
  5. kare

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    I don't get it. What are you looking gor?
     
  6. Tenney

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    Bruce relays "I was smart enough to buy and hold the 275 GTB4, but not smart enough to trade it for this GTO which was offered to me as a straight across trade in the early '70s" ...!

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  7. PG1964

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    Nothing else, I had the confirm by Massini, not by the photos you indicated to me on the books: they weren't helpful at all. No problem, thanks anyway.
     
  8. kare

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    I did not indicate any pictures, I just stated that Geneva car has long time ago been confirmed to be 007/S, there is no question about it. Early Touring Coupes (005/S, 007/S 013/S, 015/S, 017/S and 023/S) represent three slightly different body designs and all have unique features on top of that so it is very easy to tell them apart. 007/S is the only one with the nose badge installed far back on the bonnet, so almost any photo will do for that one.
     
  9. Nembo1777

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    Boo says yours truly at the 1977 or 78 Geneva show, I am sure Marcel will be able to tell from (much) better photos in his archives. Not sure if it is the Ferrari or Pininfarina stand.

    Best regards,

    Marc

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