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  1. Portenos

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    I now have 15689 the alloy re-body done by the Modena Carrozzeria Autosport in 1979.
    According to Franco Bacchelli in Sept of 2018 he only did 2 of them.
    It is the intention of this thread to provide a forum for those who own one of these alloy re-bodied Spyder Conversions.
    Other Spyder conversions done in steel are also welcome to post photos and histories of their cars as well.
    Please only actual Ferrari Daytona chassis and mechanicals are welcome i.e. NO Corvette chassis cars.
    I purchased my car in July of 2018 and have enjoyed it very much.
    Here are some photos of the car and Franco Bacchelli taken in Sept of 2018 to kick off any interest.
    He remembered the car very well.
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    Very nice - more pictures, please!
     
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    I purchased the car without the Tonneau Cover and didn't realize how complicated it was to make a new one. Fortunately Luppi the son had the patterns and was able to make the cover now I had to figure out how to make the folding aluminum pieces.
    Here are some photos of Luppi the son making the Tonneau Cover in Modena last Sept.
    I was lucky to have Jon Shirley as my neighbor who kindly lent me his original Daytona Spyder Tonneau for my sheet metal man to copy.
    He did a beautiful job and here are the photos.
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    What a beautiful car!:):):)
     
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    Looks great, just for reference, you could have bought the ali. part of the tonneau cover from Brandoli who has the original patterns and supplies parts for old cars to Ferrari.
     
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    Yes, Brandoli has been a very good source of odd parts for my car and is a good friend for many years.
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    Last Thursday we loaded up the Daytona and headed off to La Jolla ( San Diego ) for the La Jolla Concours.
    There were festivities on Fri Sat and the show on Sunday. It was a really great Concours, held on a beautiful green park directly ocean side, spectacular - simply perfect. The Daytona ran great as we cruised the lovely back roads through Julian and Ramona and onto Rancho Santa Fe and to our Hotel in La Jolla.
    To my surprise the car won the coveted MCEE Award as the car he would most like to drive home. While in San Diego I enlisted Gary Bobileff Motorcars to install all new upper and lower ball joints and 6 new tie rod ends. He then performed a proper 4 wheel alignment which made the car perform like a new car.
    The drive home was a pleasure. It now has all new Koni shocks and rebuilt front suspension.
    I can highly recommend Bobileff Motor Cars as they did a very professional job in a short amount of time.
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    The other evening while waiting for the tow truck!
    Please click the pic for a larger version.

     
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    Is this a Bacchelli Re-Body? Looks lovely.
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    What was the problem Grant?
     
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    Electrical Matt, I have ordered 2 condensers that go on the side of the distributor’s as I think it might be those, the new ones went faulty not long after buying them from Ferrari with very similar symptoms, to test them, about 3 years ago we put the old [ 45 years old] ones on and it worked fine but forgot to change them over to some more new ones!
    Fingers crossed.
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    My car was not the only dead thing there as I parked next to a cemetery!
     
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    but those on the cementery could not pulled away ;) and get fixed again
     
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    The rear view of your Daytona in the first picture looking into the distance reminds me of this ad from 1967. The stance of those tires looks much more friendly now! Great pictures of your Daytona, thank you for sharing here.

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    34 gallons in a 1967 Corvette = tanker. That would be 1 of 2 but you knew that;)
     
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