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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Napolis, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    " I remember we were working all night to get the car ready for the race tomorrow. The Old Man came by at midnight and told the foreman to get dinner for all of us and to have cars standing by to drive us home after we finished.
    At about 3am the seamstress ran up and said: "Take off your coveralls."
    I said: "What?" She explained they had to sew the seat covers but the factory was closed and there was no leather in the race shop. At that time we wore blue cotton coveralls.
    We finished and loaded the car. That's why the seats of the first 250 GTO are covered in blue cotton."
    We still have a way's to go but for the first time it looks like we're going racing...
     
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  3. MarkPDX

    MarkPDX F1 World Champ
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    Is that just the tube frame/body shell?

    More pictures please :)
     
  4. EVartanian

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    OH MAN! Awsome!
     
  5. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Careful, careful, oh be ever so careful... :)

    DrTax
     
  6. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    "Don't spray on the Prova Plate. We used to use shoe polish. We'd dab it on with a sponge..."
     
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  8. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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  9. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

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    That is just so beautiful.
    I know you must be smiling 24/7 - I know I am for you.
    :)

    Hope we can hear it run soon!
    best
    rt
     
  10. wax

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  11. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
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    watching this project is like seeing something supernatural open its eyes and come to life ever so slowly, and to think its " only" a car to some folks! the color must be stunning in the sunlight! . WOW!
     
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  13. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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    Jim,

    Where do the quotes come from?, a friend of yours?, yourself?

    Not much I can say about the latest pictures, never that good with words :) ... gob smacked is all I can think of.

    Pete
     
  14. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    ok, i should be studying but i cant stop looking at the pictures !!

    cant wipe the smile of my face either !

    Oh My God !
     
  15. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Various friends who are helping me with the restoration.
    The trick with color is to mix and test in the sunlight. Under flo it looks a bit pink but the light in the paint shop is sunlight balanced. The color is period correct not the modern Rossa Corsa which has almost become "Fire Engine red" In 67 it had a hint of violet which really pops in the sunlight.
     
  16. Bryanp

    Bryanp F1 Rookie
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    just beautiful!!

    be glad Ferrari was using stencils for the Prova by your year.

    We get to replicate this . . . (pic of 0556(0446MD) at 1955 Nassau Speed Week)
     
  17. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Bryan
    Your's is very beautiful as well!
    Best
     
  18. Bryanp

    Bryanp F1 Rookie
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    well now that I know it may have been shoe polish, I'll let my 8-year old take a stab at it!

    thanks, Mr. G
     
  19. fanatic1

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    Mr G.

    That is absolutely beautiful.........simply amazing. What a labor of love.

    Congratulations and thank you for sharing.
     
  20. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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    Jim,
    That is absolutely beautiful. I am very thrilled for you. Thanks for sharing.
     
  21. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Awesome...!
    "Take off your coveralls...! What...?" LMAO...!
    Great stuff, Mr. G., this is so awesome...! Great pictures, great stories, the whole thing is great...!
     
  22. F1racer

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    This car is amazing!!
    Great work!!
    Congrats!
     

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