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  1. Ed Niles

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  2. GBTR6

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    First one looks like a Thomassina. Wonder what the bubbles on the 275 are for?
     
  3. 365GTC/4

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    Flux capacitors maybe?
     
  4. MBPaki

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    #4 MBPaki, Sep 27, 2016
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    Dear Mister Ed "The legend" Niles,
    car with number 2 is a replica with engine 04915 250 GTE and part of the chassis of 13123 365 Gt 2+2. I've seen the car in Monterey 1994 (see pictures). I'm working on the others.
    All the best, Miki-Paki.
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  5. El Wayne

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    #5 El Wayne, Sep 27, 2016
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    Ed, the first car is the 250 GT-based "Thomassima I". When I spoke to Tom about this car, he recalled using a PF Coupe as the donor, but he had failed to record the chassis number.
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  7. cprob

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    Is the Thomassima 1 the chassis that was in a Flood in Florence ?? Nobody has figured out which one it is/was ? Great pics!
     
  8. miurasv

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    The follwing is an extract from Meade of Modena

    "Thomassima I was Meade’s first complete car. It was based on a Ferrari 250 GT, but illustrated the profoundly personal Thomassima form so dramatically it was invited to be shown at a classic car exhibit in Florence. Once again fortune failed to smile on the young designer’s elegant forms. It was a dream coming true, but in a wet season, the Arno over-spilled its banks flooding the facility where Thomassima I was awaiting its public debut. It was irreparable, a total loss."
     
  9. El Wayne

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    I have nothing on that 250 TR replica. Does the plate read "SKH 719"? What state is that?

    As for that other beast, it looks to me like one of those Fiat Dino-based replidoodads.
     
  10. 375+

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    That double carbuncle hood is hideous, somebody please lance it.
     
  11. kevfla

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    The TR replica in photo #2 was owned by Joe Nitti at that time. I couldn't see the license plate too clearly, but if it's a Georgia plate, it's probably Nitti. This was held at The Stauffer Resort at Lake Lanier.
     
  12. El Wayne

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  13. tx246

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    OUCH!!!!

    Be nice 😄
     
  14. tx246

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    Ed,

    How old is pic #3?

    Shawn
     
  15. El Wayne

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    Haha. Somehow I knew you'd find this thread!

    Shawn, pics 2-4 (the 250 TR replica and the, uh... Dino-ish replica) were taken at the FCA National Concours in 1989.
     
  16. Marcel Massini

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    #16 Marcel Massini, Sep 27, 2016
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    Pix taken 1983 at the Aargauerstalden (name of the street) in the City of Bern, capital of Switzerland, when owned by Swiss dealer Albrecht G. Guggisberg ("Braeche"), owner of Oldtimer-Garage Limited. Conversion was done late 1970's by two ex-Chevron mechanics in England while owned by Brian Classic (UK plates KGJ 3D), supercharger by Westlake UK (removed 1986 by Modena Engineering Ltd.). This car was originally Celeste Chiaro 106-A-26 and was featured in the English Magazine "Autocar" of 28 August 1969.

    Marcel Massini
     
  17. Ed Niles

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    AKA "Guggi." Thanks everyone. I had the '58 250TR marked as a replica, but it looked so nice that I wasn't sure. The Dino, on the other hand, must have been built by Captain Obvious.
     
  18. GIOTTO

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    #18 GIOTTO, Sep 28, 2016
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    Some other pix of that blue Stratos ?
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  19. 250lm

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    Pretty sure the 'Drogo' is the First Thomassimma and Picture nog taken in italy but at the peace palace in the Hague, the netherlands. Have not seen this pic before, can i Have a High res, please? The car was destroyed. November 1966 and Have been in the netherlands for a couple of weekend Back then. Supposedly based on a 250 coupé.

    Niels
     
  20. Birel

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    Since 2014 converted back to a coupe using the original roof. Work done in UK by Neil Twyman. Repainted original blue colour.
     
  21. Birel

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    #21 Birel, Sep 30, 2016
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    with picture
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  22. Marcel Massini

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    #22 Marcel Massini, Sep 30, 2016
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    08391.
    Bodywork cost GBP£ 180 K and the engine was also completely rebuilt by SMDG for an additional GBP£ 40 K.
    Car sold June 2015 to a new owner and then re-sold again in July 2015.
    Original color of 08391 was Celeste Chiaro 106-A-26.
    Here's another photo (NOT my photo).

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  23. El Wayne

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    Enormous improvement.
     
  24. thepinkumbrella

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    Owned by a London based professional footballer...

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  25. Daytonafan

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