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  1. R33

    R33 Formula Junior

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  3. MalcQV

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    Superb pictures. Back then Italian cars were not my thing. I missed out.
     
  4. Robert W

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    Wow. Fabulous, thanks for all of these. The Miuras are amazing!
     
  5. Robert W

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    See post #259 in this thread
     
  6. R33

    R33 Formula Junior

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    No problem. It was a great day...great cars. First time i had ever met Piet Pulford and his lovely lime green Muira...he actually bought a print off me i took of it. He said it was the best colour shot he had seen of it.

    re: the CD 1000 Daytona...thanks, i looked back and read all that.
     
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  8. Wheels1

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    re: the CD 1000 Daytona...thanks, i looked back and read all that.[/QUOTE]
    I saw the car a year and a half ago at a Ferrari specialist.
    It had been stripped down, but no further work was being done to it at the time, for reasons I don't know about.
     
  9. torquespeak

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    For posterity, and to make it easier for interested parties to search threads through search engines:

    365 GTB/4 Daytona s/n 16959 - reg DBY 575M
    250 GT Lusso s/n 5565 - reg KPK 250K
    250 GT PF Coupe s/n 1129 - reg OPK 2
    Fiat Dino 2400 Spider s/n 1319 - reg ELR 757T
    365 GT4 BB s/n 18267 - reg HPG 919N
    308 GTB s/n 27077 - reg 500 PG (now back on the original reg LGH 185T and under SORN since 2011)
    512 BB s/n 20339 - reg 530 BOX (IIRC, now in AUS and retrimmed in tan leather)

    -Ed
     
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  10. R33

    R33 Formula Junior

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    Going back to 1985 during my UNI years...I was forever wandering the streets of London with my camera. There was always a surprise to see round the corner. I think the guys at HR Owen, Portman Lamborghini, and Hendon Way Motors were probably sick to death of me hanging around....
    Anyway, probably a well known car, but came across the Emblem Sports Car 308 GTS QV that was styled for the former Crown Prince Naif, and a Koenig 308. Hating the wheels on the Koenig, they remind me of the Bertone Athon wheels....horrible

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  13. Robert W

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    Wow. I have a photo of the same white Koenig 308 out back at HROwen in about 1988. I’ll dig it out. I too went to the same haunts, but not til 1988.
     
  14. R33

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    Cool. I was always at HR Owen. Have many photos from there. Stan used to be the Foreman and Simon, a young coloured guy used to do all the valeting. Stan used to give me brochures and all sorts. Happy days.
     
  15. Robert W

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    3rd December 1988. HROwen’s big servicing place on the A40 Western Avenue....very blurred photo, but there can’t be two like this!! Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  16. johngtc

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    I used to do the same thing in the late 60s, when there were far fewer Ferraris about and, perhaps more importantly, a small band of dedicated enthusiasts traipsing the streets to find them. Hunting grounds in those days included Maranello Concessionaires glorified nissen huts in Wellesley Rd, Chiswick; Lamborghini Concessionaires (a filling station in Alie St in the East End) and the streets of Mayfair and Knightsbridge.

    There was not a lot to see - a high spot was a GTE AND a Lusso parked together near the Dorchester (both with BRDC badges)- but we managed to befriend many mechanics and were often treated to a look at something special behind the scenes!

    Another treat was quite a long ride in a new Espada. 'The only one in the country' according to the driver. We saw two more later in the day (which in fairness probably meant all of those in the Country at that time!)
     
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  17. Wheels1

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    I am fairly sure I saw a 308 Koenig at Kent High performance 2 years ago that still has the massive whale tail on.
     
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    Definately looks like it and with it's second air scoop on it, which was a later addition back at Emblem..that would tie in with the date.
     
  19. Patrick Dixon

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    Looks like a Fiat 124 Sport Coupe in the background of that first photo, much nicer than that horrid white thing.
     
  20. torquespeak

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    Was it red, Grant? I believe the ex-Naif car is currently in Kent being restored, so it might well have been this one.

    -Ed
     
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    I think it was Ed, I had to do a double take to make sure it was not a kit car at first!
     
  22. torquespeak

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    I'm trying to get more details from the restorer. Even though modified Ferraris aren't usually my thing, I think in this case the history - and the relative ubiquity of the 308 - makes me hope that they're keeping the custom bits...

    -Ed
     
  23. R33

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    I'd certainly love to know more as i spoke to Don and Mike Standhaft of Emblem the day before yesterday about it.
     
  24. Robert W

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    WOO308? I’m sure I saw a red RHD Koenig 308 on Instagram in the last few months with this plate where the owner was wondering whether to remove the Koenig bodywork or keep it
     
  25. johngtc

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    Interesting to note that both of the Koenig cars still bear Ferrari badges - presumably it was only later, when some of the conversions became more extreme, that Ferrari insisted on their removal. I think later cars were rebadged 'Koenig ', although presumably that did not stop all owners from reverting to the original!
     
  26. allandwf

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    What an excellent thread. Just found a period picture of MY 348 post #154 :)
     
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  27. Robert W

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  28. torquespeak

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