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Help! Trying to find 250GTE/Testarossa rebody built by my father

Discussion in 'Recreations & Non-Period Rebodies' started by RenaissanceMan, May 23, 2017.

  1. RenaissanceMan

    Aug 13, 2004
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    Nashville, TN
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    Adam Nitti
    Hey everyone, I thought this might be a good place to post this... I am on the search for a specific car my father, Joseph Nitti built in the late 80s. I would love to track down the car and current owner if at all possible. The car was a 1958 Testarossa pontoon fender rebody that was built on a 250 GTE chassis using the motor from the same car. The body was a custom fiberglass construction. Years after my father sold the car, it was purchased by a gentleman to modified it for vintage racing. I do not recall his name. I did some research online and all I could find was this ad, which is now very old.

    1964 Ferrari 250 GTE / Testa Rossa rebody for sale: photos, technical specifications, description

    Based on the description, I believe this might be my father's car. I sent an email to the ad but did not get a reply.

    My father owned and restored dozens of exotics when I was growing up including his 250 GT California Spider, 275 GTB 2-cam aluminum body, 206 Dino, Lamborghini 350 GT, 400 GTs, Maserati Ghibli SS, etc, etc, but this TR rebody project was the culmination of all of his experience, knowledge, and passion that he literally built from the ground up. Any leads or insight anyone can provide is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance-

    Adam Nitti
     
  2. jimlt4383

    jimlt4383 Karting

    Sep 1, 2006
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    I have in my notes that gte 4257GT was parted out by Joe Nitti in 1987 and since 1988 known as a 250 TR replica. You have the right car but I don't know who owns it now. Hope you find your father's old car.
     
  3. RenaissanceMan

    Aug 13, 2004
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    Nashville, TN
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    Adam Nitti
    Thanks so much for the info! Nice to know at least I'm on the right track...
     
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  5. epdowd

    epdowd Formula Junior
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    May 31, 2005
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    The car is now in Germany. I will ask the owner if it is ok to give you his contact info. Please PM me with your contact information.
     
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  6. RenaissanceMan

    Aug 13, 2004
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    Nashville, TN
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    Adam Nitti
    Thanks you so much for the update! PM'ing you now....
     
  7. RenaissanceMan

    Aug 13, 2004
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    Nashville, TN
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    Adam Nitti
    Maybe it's my rookie status here, but I can't send you a PM... Are you able to PM me from your end possibly? If so I can reply with my contact info. Thank you again-
     
  8. jimlt4383

    jimlt4383 Karting

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  9. RenaissanceMan

    Aug 13, 2004
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    Nashville, TN
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    Adam Nitti
    Hey just checking to see if my PM came through? Thank you-

    Sent from my VS995 using Tapatalk
     
  10. epdowd

    epdowd Formula Junior
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    No response from the owner yet, but I will try again.

    Tom
     
  11. RenaissanceMan

    Aug 13, 2004
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    Nashville, TN
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    Adam Nitti
    Thanks for the link! That's the car, for sure. I wish I could figure out how to get in touch with the current owner. Appears this car has changed hands a good bit...
     
  12. macca

    macca Formula Junior

    Dec 3, 2003
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    Ah, that's the car I saw on the road in the summer near Portsmouth in southern England. There are two Vintage Ferrarari specialists nearby, Jim Stokes and Setford & Co.

    Paul M
     
  13. jimlt4383

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  14. RenaissanceMan

    Aug 13, 2004
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    Nashville, TN
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    Adam Nitti
  15. jimlt4383

    jimlt4383 Karting

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  16. RenaissanceMan

    Aug 13, 2004
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    Adam Nitti
    Can't thank you enough for remembering me on these spottings. Would really, really love to have this car back in the family again.
     
  17. jimlt4383

    jimlt4383 Karting

    Sep 1, 2006
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    Adam you are welcome. The other thred has the new owners name.
     
  18. kevfla

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  19. RenaissanceMan

    Aug 13, 2004
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    Adam Nitti
    Oh my gosh Kevin, thanks so much for sharing these pics! I didn't even have that 2nd picture of my father! Not sure where that came from, but I am so grateful to have it!!! Is that Larry C's motor from his 275? Still on the hunt for the TR... :( Not sure how to get in touch with the current owner...
     
  20. turbo-joe

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    this engine looks when I see the oil pan like a 250 GT/E engine with another clutch housing
     
  21. kevfla

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    I don't know how the Type 128 block differs from an early 275, but it is a 275 engine. I took the picture. Joe had some interesting cars pass thru the Alpine St home.
     
  22. RenaissanceMan

    Aug 13, 2004
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    Adam Nitti
    Kevin have we met? We must have if you took pics at my house back then...
     

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