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Ian M Stewart Ltd Ferrari Dino Distributors For Scotland

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    #26 isuk, Feb 10, 2020
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    The house looks to be largely unchanged Christian. It can be viewed on the cached pages of On The Market's website from when it was last for sale in 2018. The garage/showroom still retains it's glazed sliding doors. What a refeshing look into the past in what were much less conspicuous consumption times. With the fantastic level of investment required in main dealerships these days it is fascinating to see a business literally being operated out of a home garage.

    https://www.onthemarket.com/details/5247215/

    As a fellow Stewart from Perthshire, and of similar vintage age wise I suspect to yourself, I well remember Grassicks BMW dealership in St Leonard's Street Perth. They have a photo of their old premises on their website and you can see the Ferrari Service sign on the exterior wall.

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    How could that beater Mk.II pass MOT?
     
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    I wonder if Martin Walter ever converted a Dino into a Dormobile which was the type of light van based motor-home in which they specialised at the time !!
     
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    Yes, that was us selling it after our father's passing.

    Great picture of Grassicks. Still going strong, albeit at a different location. I just had a BMW serviced there today!
     
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    No mirrors on them.
     
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    The Canadian 1975 365 GT/4 BB models didn't have mirrors when on the floor at Yonge Steeles Motors in Willowdale Ontario either.
     
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    http://www.ferraribyneillbruce.co.uk/Ferrari%20Factory%20in%201973.pdf

    These photographs may be well known, but if not, worth a look. There was a factory visit in 1973 for the dealers organised by Maranello Concessionaires which fortunately was photographed by Neill Bruce.

    Dad recalled talking with Enzo Ferrari, although in French, as he didn't speak English and my father didn't speak Italian. Peter Collins had been a close friend of his and Ferrari knew of Dad from his motor racing career.

    At Fiorano a Daytona was available to use, although after a few laps the very low odometer reading gave cause for concern. Was this due to be a customer's car? Very likely....
     
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    This thread is magic ! Thanks
     
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    Timeless photos by Mr Bruce, thanks once again for sharing those. Interesting the assembly line showed no badges except the dino insignia, however at the service station in modena i can just make out a prancing horse on the back! mmmm
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    9050 RS 06 / #01452
     
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  14. TonyL

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    Is that the dino prancing horse or the Ferrari prancing horse? :)
     
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    06 = Alpes Maritimes, French département in the South, close to the border with Italy. Where is #01452 today ?
     
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    Looks like a Cavallino.
     
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    likely still in France.... last signs of life in 1991 in Lisieux, F
     
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