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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.

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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,

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    Hello everyone. Does anyone have any photos of the white 250 swb s/n1613GT displayed at the turin salon of 1959? Thanks
     
  11. Marcel Massini

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    It was not white. It was lightgrey metallic.
    Cover of "Auto Italiana", issue 15 November 1959.

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    thanks mister Massini ... but when was it repainted in white?
     
  13. Marcel Massini

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    January 1960.

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    I presume after the major road accident in 1960 with owner João Marques Pinto.
     
  15. ingegnere

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    Love to see clippings from old mags.

    This is Motor Trend for sure judging by the font.
     
  16. Lusso123

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    Thanks for that information. I'll make a note on the clipping!
     
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    I believe that this ad was from Road & Track.
     
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    That orange thing is Pete Brocks Samurai. He never really had a successful complete race car after the Daytona coupes, and how could you not make a Shelby 289 roadster more aerodynamic :). His cars were cool looking and more styling exercises than sorted race cars.


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    Does the Samurai still exist?
     
  21. 400iGuy

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    According to an Autoweek article dated 11/23/17 "....he (Peter Brock) sold it to a Japanese Hino collector named Satoshi Ezawa. The car was being restored in California by master fabricator Joe Cavaglieri when Ezawa mysteriously pulled the plug. Ezawa stashed the car somewhere in El Segundo, and there, maybe, it still lurks. Ezawa never responded to our interview requests."

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  24. Marcel Massini

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    Bruce Meyer, the ultimate car guy, and 10615. Bruce bought it in 1970 via Estes-Otto Zipper Motors from first owner William Doheny, the oil magnate in Beverly Hills. Still owned by Bruce today, after 49 years.

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