GTO owned by 70 year old woman?

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Teenferrarifan, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. AZ308GTS

    AZ308GTS Karting

    Apr 16, 2006
    3647GT, in 62' Surtees balled it up at Goodwood and in 63' Hitchcock balled it up again at Goodwood. Rebuilt in time to compete in the 64' Targa (DNF). 3rd in class 65' Targa. 1967 bought by James McNeil JR and still owned by the McNeils today. Lovely :)
  2. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ

    Mar 2, 2005
    #27 Marcel Massini, May 2, 2006
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    Sorry, my mistake. It is, of course, not 11/55 but actually 02/56 of Road & Track. See below. My apologies.
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  3. Tony Miller

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    Jan 27, 2006
    Great. Thanks!
  4. John Vardanian

    John Vardanian F1 Rookie

    Jul 1, 2004
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    When was the last time this yellow 375MM was out in public?

    I heard the last time it was seen at Pebble Beach where the driver left in fury, ripping the lawn in the process, after judges criticized the car because the rocker boxes were painted black.

  5. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ

    Mar 2, 2005
    See post #25.
    Also highly recommended: Henry Rasmussen's book "Ferrari - A Salute to the Spyder".
    Marcel Massini
  6. davidgoerndt

    davidgoerndt Formula 3

    Oct 25, 2004
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    One or two issues after the Cavallino article, two of the judges at the Pebble Beach Concours wrote letters explaining the controversy regarding the judging and subsequent results. Body color wasn't the issue, but the rocker covers were. The two letters from the two remaining judges explains all of the issues with the car. It's too bad it hasn't been shown since as I would really like to see it up close.
  7. donv

    donv F1 World Champ
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    Is that Mrs. Day on the R&T cover?
  8. nschots

    nschots Formula Junior

    Jan 7, 2011
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    Nicolás Sch.
    Is 3647 GT still with the McNeil´s and 0460 AM with the Day´s?
  9. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ

    Mar 2, 2005

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  10. nschots

    nschots Formula Junior

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    Thanks, Marcel.

    Jan 13, 2012
    Burlingame, CA
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    Jim Burke
    Just met Jim and Sandy O'Neil at the 2019 Sonoma Speed Festival. At 78, She is still racing GTO #3647 which they have owned since 1967. Delightful couple. Jim was a pal of Coco Chinetti in New York.
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  12. Lusso123

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    Marshall Buck
    Jim's a good friend, and I wouldn't say he was a pal of Coco's.

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  13. stevenwk

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    Apr 12, 2007
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    Good on them for using the car......
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  14. GTSguy

    GTSguy Formula Junior

    Oct 25, 2004
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    I also attended the Sonoma Speed Festival and enjoyed seeing this GTO and the McNeils yesterday.

    Note the car to the right. It's a very special 275 GTB/C said to be one of three factory racers. The car has a lot of GTO body features and does not look like the usual Berlinetta. Does anybody know more about this car?


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  15. miurasv

    miurasv F1 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2008
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    Steven Robertson
    Ferrari 275 GTB/C Competizione Speciale #07185.
  16. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ

    Mar 2, 2005
    07185 never raced in period. It stayed at the factory between April 1965 and February 1967 and was used as a special test vehicle, it also received different bodywork modifications, especially the rear bodywork and rear window.
    The current owner purchased it 5 February 2002.

    Marcel Massini
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  17. mchas

    mchas F1 Rookie
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    Love the little cheap white plastic key tag that just has “GTO” handwritten on it :)
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  18. Ed Niles

    Ed Niles Formula 3

    Sep 7, 2004
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    Edwin K. Niles
  19. DWR46

    DWR46 Formula 3

    Jun 19, 2012
    I will claim credit for originating the phrase "GTO 65", as that is what the three 275 GTB/C Speciales actually were. They were the next generation of front-engined comp GT cars. Of course the 250LM came along at the same time and changed everything. 7185 weighs 2,226 lbs ready to go, but without fuel. We made 348 bhp @8,400 rpm on the dyno.
  20. 375+

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    Dec 28, 2005
    Attribution duly noted Sir;). Many thanks for your contributions to this forum.
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  21. readplays

    readplays Formula 3

    Aug 22, 2008
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    I remember it well. Dyke documented the significance of these special cars, the 3 'GTO 65's', in a piece he wrote for Cavallino.
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  22. teegeefla

    teegeefla Karting

    Apr 26, 2004
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    Tom Gee
    Just a heads up that a television series that I produce called Magnificent Machines will be on CBS Sport Network on Saturdays from July through September at 9:30 am, and the episodes on August 10 and August 17 will be focused on coverage of the Sonoma Speed Festival. It will include vignettes on several Ferraris, including interviews with both O'Neils. They are fascinating people...
  23. Timmmmmmmmmmy

    Timmmmmmmmmmy Formula 3
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    Timothy Russell
    I recall #7185GT was with Mike Sheehan for some time (4+ years) in the late 1990s/ early 2000s with an ask of around $1.5 million which in 2019 seems crazy cheap.

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