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  1. Quasimotor

    Quasimotor Formula Junior

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    Thank you. I have already interviewed the current owner but now have a list of important follow-up questions. My editor may suggest that I send you a final draft for accuracy. If so, may I do so? I will be quoting post #21.

    Best regards
    George Avgerakis
     
  2. Marcel Massini

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    Say hello to A.J.

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  3. Quasimotor

    Quasimotor Formula Junior

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    Marcel,

    We did not touch upon the post-Zumbach time owner W. L. Keating and the two concours appearances of 0097 in California (Pebble '54 and Mt. Diablo '55). Is this notation accurate? This last answer should wrap it up, and with thanks in advance, I remain,

    Sincerely yours,
    George
     
  4. Marcel Massini

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    Again, see post #21. The early history of 0097 S in my book "Ferrari by Vignale" is not correct.
    The William L. Keating car (ex-Alfredo Ducato of Hillsborough/CA) was 0091 S (zero zero nine one), NOT 0097 S.
    See also Robert T. Devlin's book "Pebble Beach Concours d'Elégance-A Matter of Style 1950-1979".
    Prior to Ducato 0091 S belonged to Franco Cornacchia in Milan who on the 3rd February 1951 showed 0091 S at the Concorso d'Eleganza of Viareggio, Italy. 0091 S was painted dark green with a black roof. See photo page 25 of the Italian magazine "Auto Italiana", Anno XXXII, issue #3 dated 15th February 1951.

    And 0097 S later received another body coming from 0024 M.

    Marcel Massini
     
  5. kare

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    Corradini raced two different Vignales, neither was 0097/S though. Convair car likely was 0091/S (often mis-identified as 0097/S) and in Bridgehampton he raced 0082A.
     
  6. Marcel Massini

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    Viviano Corradini had zero to do with 0091 S and 0097 S. Corradini lived on the U.S. East Coast.
    0091 S stayed on the U.S. West Coast from March 1951 until 1968.

    Marcel Massini
     
  7. kare

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    Which s/n did Corradini have then?
     
  8. Boudewijn

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  9. kare

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    I find it highly unlikely that the Keating car was ex-Cornacchia. Would love to be proved wrong.
     
  10. kare

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    #35 kare, Apr 3, 2019
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    The early Vignales would need to be seriously researched. A lot of new material has surfaced in recent years. I think the Keating car likely was 0095/S.
     
  11. Quasimotor

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    Thanks also to you, Kare, for carrying on this lusty and fun research. Those few of us who are not doing this to insure a multimillion-dollar purchase are like intellectual gladiators, fighting the passing of time. Morituri te salutant!
     

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