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New 365 GTC/4 Delivered to Hong Kong

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by FarEastFerrari, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. FarEastFerrari

    FarEastFerrari Formula Junior

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    Thanks. I've also heard that the GTC/4 were originally covered in mousehair for the dash but according to the book "The Original Ferrari V12" by Keith Bluemel, he states that the GTC4 was the first Ferrari to come with non-standard leather trim for the interior (which would explain the cloth seats). Could you please let me know what company is HVL?
     
  2. Bill26

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  3. FarEastFerrari

    FarEastFerrari Formula Junior

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    Thank you for this information. I will check them out. I am going to redo the interior of a 330GTC later this year so sourcing a good supplier of high quality leather will be very important for my projects.
     
  4. 365GTC/4

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    I agree. I think the mid/ lighter blues are better and I do like Celeste Gainsborough. Dash and tunnel was mousehair. There are mistakes in the books eg boot lid Aluminium. Nope. They are all super thin steel. Check your car with a magnet. Book says Aluminium but I wager a magnet will stick to your boot lid. But as Bill says, it is your car. We are just giving you our thoughts.
     
  5. FarEastFerrari

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    I will check more sources on the dash and the tunnel. I believe I should be able to source the mousehair. I still have time to change my mind on the paint color as it will take a couple of months to take the old paint and rust off and smooth out the panels.
     
  6. FarEastFerrari

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    #81 FarEastFerrari, Aug 19, 2015
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    I stopped by the shop today and they are done with fixing all the little issues such as cleaning up the small bits of rust and re-polishing the chrome trims and cleaning out lights, etc. They are now polishing the paint now. They spent a lot of time getting the bumper correct as they had to deal with rust which was underneath the plastic cover. All I can say is that the car looks awesome in Blue Sera Metallic.

    We settled on the color scheme of the interior and we found a supplier of the mouse hair. They are going to change out the headliners but instead of using vinyl we decided to go with leather because under hot conditions, I was informed that vinyl will warp and get out of shape. After some consideration, I decided that the cloth inserts will not look good for the new interior so it will come out but be preserved (dry-cleaned and vacuum sealed for the next owner).

    Now that the car is looking like a gentleman's cruiser, I will be ordering replacement Borrani wheels to dress her up properly.

    Blackbird is definitely doing a great job so far as I can. I can't wait for the car to be finished.
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  7. FarEastFerrari

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  9. 365GTC/4

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    It is looking GREAT. I look forward to seeing the completed interior. Have fun driving. Is there anywhere in HK where you can get 7000rpm in 3rd then hit 4th and hit the gas hard? That is a lot of fun in a C4. That V12 music is wonderful. Enjoy. The car is looking great. That car has found a wonderful custodian. Well done.
     
  10. greg246

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    Colour looks great, well done! The headlining was original and in good condition, try to keep it if you can
     
  11. FarEastFerrari

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    Hi John, there are some driver friendly roads in the new territories. There are also some places on the highway to the airport where we can go to 4th gear also. I would have to agree I love the sound of the sweet V-12.
     
  12. FarEastFerrari

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    Hi Greg, yes it is in good condition but due to the humidity in Hong Kong, it is now sagging in a couple of places. I think along with the cloth inserts, I'll try to preserve the original headliner but it might be too far gone. My home is next to the ocean and while the car was waiting to get painted, the car started falling apart in the humidity of Hong Kong. I'm going to store her in a climate controlled facility after the paint/interior job.
     
  13. greg246

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    Fair enough, hope to be in Hong Kong mid next year, be good if we could catch up.
     
  14. FarEastFerrari

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    Sure please contact me via the PM system. I'll be happy to take you for a ride in my 612, GT4 or the GTC/4.
     
  15. FarEastFerrari

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  16. Dbone

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    Was the repaint done without removing the windows?
     
  17. Dbone

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    Or the stainless trim?
     
  18. Dbone

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    Tom,
    Did you have something done to the front bumper, in one of the photos it looks to have a point in the middle
     
  19. merstheman

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    That color is beautiful! I wouldn't put Borranis on the car, though. The 5 spokes suit the modern, curvy wedge design a lot better. The car is perfect with them.
     
  20. gt4me

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    Love it!
     
  21. FarEastFerrari

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    yes they managed to do that without removing the windows or the chrome. It turned out fine.
     
  22. FarEastFerrari

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    The front bumper was rusting underneath the plastic cover so the guys removed the plastic and scraped off the rust and reapplied the plastic. I think in the process perhaps they made the nose a bit sharp at the end.
     
  23. FarEastFerrari

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    #98 FarEastFerrari, Sep 24, 2015
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    I think you are right. I had the wheels cleaned up and touched up so they look very good now.
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  24. FarEastFerrari

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    The mousehair has arrived and the Connelly/UK Hyde leather is arriving next week. The upholsterer will get to work next week so it looks like I'll get her back on the road by end of October or so. Since the engine, gearbox and suspension was expertly rebuilt in Australia only a few years back, this car should be one of the best RHD GTC/4 soon.
     
  25. jippiejake

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    Great job Tom...
    The car looks beautiful.
     

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