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Has anyone seen a F50GT in Marlboro markings

Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by model builder, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. model builder

    model builder Formula Junior

    Oct 15, 2003
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    Does anyone have a picture of this car? I have seen a scale model of an F50GT with Marlboro sponsorship, car #5. I have never seen or heard of the real car. I'm hoping someone can help me with this one.

    Also I have seen references to a Red Bull 360GT Modena, car #73. Supposedly its from Daytona 2003 but I have never seen this car either. O don't think it was at Daytona unless it was scratched.

    Any leads would help.

    Thanks
    Ed
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  3. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Only three F50 GT were ever made and none of the raced for real. Too costly collector's items. So I would be surprised if one ever had any Marlboro sponsors on it.

    Unfortunately there are people in the modelling world who just slam stickers onto cars and sell them to unknowing collectors. This sounds a lot like one of these cases.
     
  4. teflon

    teflon Formula Junior

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    I agree w/Tifosi12. The F50GT was never raced and there are only 3. I don't believe a car ever existed w/a Marlboro livery.

    As to the #73 360 GT, it was not at Daytona in 2003. 2003 Rolex 24 Provisional Race Results

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  5. teflon

    teflon Formula Junior

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    However, there is a Red Bull sponosored car running in today's Rolex 24 @ Daytona.

    2004 Entry List

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  6. model builder

    model builder Formula Junior

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    Thanks Greg,
    It was mislables as the 2003 car but indeed it is a 2004. Thanks for the info.

    I was fairly certain the F50GT never ran when new but I know one of the owners runs them at various events as I have some pics of it on the track, just never seen one with Marlboro markings.

    If anyone knew for sure I figured it would be on this board.

    Thanks again,
    Ed
     
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  8. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

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    i read somewhere that the 3 people who actually got lucky enough to one had to agree not to race them ever. I belive it since Ferrari is known to have some very anal contracts sometimes.
     
  9. warren0420

    warren0420 Karting

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    the rules/contracts/regulations are only in order to preserve something so great! Enzos can be raced!
     
  10. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Not that I heard that, but I could imagine it: The F50GT wasn't that hot in comparison to the class it would have raced in and it would have been an embarrassment. True or false? Does anybody know?
     
  11. ferrari_kid

    ferrari_kid Formula Junior

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    wasn't the rumor that ferrari pulled the f50gt because it didn't compare to the MB? i've never heard a confirmation of this but it does sound like something they would do. back in that thread with the crashed f50gt i think someone touched on it but it was never concluded.
     
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  13. Admiral Thrawn

    Admiral Thrawn F1 Rookie

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    I think it would have gone up against the Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR and the Porsche 911 GT1; anyone know how it compares to the two?
     

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