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    Gene Clark owned a 1955 Ferrari Europa Coupe that was plum metallic with a cloth sunroof!
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    Will there be a prize given out?
     
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    you are the MAN! Soucorp!
     
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    I wonder if that was considered prugna it looks to be a lot brighter.
     
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    Wow Mike! I 'm really impressed!
     
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    Hello all,

    I'm new to the forum and joined in order to research the provenance of the car which was purchased and owned by singer Gene Clark (formerly of The Byrds) in 1966. The car was supposedly purchased from Steve McQueen, but I have found nothing to verify this claim. I believe Gene purchased the car in early 1966 and sold the car sometime in 1968 or 1969. Can anyone help to direct me on where I can find out when and whom he purchased the car from and who he sold it to? I don't think there are many of this model around, are there? Appreciate any help with this. Thanks!
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    Stephen Mitchell said, "I just spoke to to Peter and the car (#381) did belong to him. It was silver before he painted it the plum color you see in the photograph."

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    This is great, thank you! So to be clear - was it Steve who changed the paint color or Gene? Would anyone know if there's someone who could provide more on the backstory (i.e., copies of paperwork, etc.)?
     
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    All I know is what I posted above.

    Let me ask the Mods here if we can move this thread to the Vintage Forum.
     
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    Thanks so much!
     
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    But, is it a Europa GT.
     
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    Ah yes; Joey Heatherton. One Sunday I put on my grubbiest clothes and set out to clean the engine of my 250LM. I was really into it, grease from eyebrows down. Then Peter Helm showed up with a gorgeous blond in tow. He mumbled an intro, but I didn't catch it. I was too embarrassed by my appearance, I guess. Of course, Peter being Peter, he had given me no warning. No phone call, no nothin'. It was only later that Peter explained that she was an up and coming starlet. Oh well.
     
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    P.S. It looks like Peter in the light blue suit. Could it be?
    P.P.S. My second F-car 0389GT, an alloy 250GT Europa. I loved the little pegs on the back of the steering wheel.
     
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    Joey Heatherton, wow, now there's a nice memory.

    Do you know if Peter sold 0381GT/0363GT to Gene Clark?

    http://www.barchetta.cc/english/All.Ferraris/Detail/0363GT.250EuropaGT.htm
     

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