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Looking for engine 57 Ellena - 0835GT

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  1. enio45

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    Marcel, is this the orig dealer invoice of the car - sold to the first owner?
    Was the car sent from Ferrari - Maranello to "Garage Francoechamps" - then sold or original owner?

    Correcto??
     
  2. Marcel Massini

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    #27 Marcel Massini, May 17, 2020
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    This is the invoice from the FERRARI FACTORY IN MARANELLO to the original dealer, in this case to Garage Francorchamps (owned by Jacques Swaters at the time).
    That garage in Belgium (very well known) re-sold the car to the first owner.
    I own the Garage Francorchamps archive with all invoices, warranty cards, photos and correspondance.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  3. enio45

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    Great historical info - thanks for the clarification !
     
  4. lussoman

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    Hello Ed
    I was just curious what engine is currently in 0835? I have a 250 lusso currently with a 275 GTB engine that has been with the car since the 80's and have been looking around for the original engine 4421 for years. Any chance it is in your Ellena? You mentioned a later model 250 engine.

    Chris
     
  5. enio45

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    First the 0835 is my friends car, not mine. I have car 0855 and it has all its orig drivetrain in the car.

    My friends car, 0835 has an inside plug #1443 currently installed in it.

    Sorry i could not help out :-(
     
  6. JViereg

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    Hi guys glad to hear all the news about this search, its part of the fun and fascination of "Ferrari"! Is there any chance this car passed through Joe Marchetti`s hands. Around 1974/75 I was interested in purchasing a Boano and Joe had one that was in need of restoration. It was a bigger project than I wanted to take on so I didn`t move on it. (sad) but I have a few photos of that car if you are interested. Currently the pictures are in print form( before digital ) but I would transfer them to digital if interested.
     
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  7. enio45

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  8. Marcel Massini

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    Mr. R.

    I suggest that you locate former owner Robert Long, psychotherapist in Fairfield, CT/USA, who had your Lusso 4421 GT in the 1980s who may know more about the whereabouts of Lusso engine 4421 GT.
    Back in October 1989 Long advertised the Lusso already with the 275 GTB engine #06905.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  9. Flying Haggis

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    Is that factory invoice for the entire car? $4,000 USD in 1958 buys the same as ~$36,000 today, according to a couple of sites I checked.
     
  10. Marcel Massini

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    Yes.

    Marcel Massini
     
  11. lussoman

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    Thank you Marcel.
    PM sent
     

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