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  1. S Brake

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    I could have sworn that there was an earlier thread about George's 275 but the site's search function didn't help me much.
    Would anyone be able to post some pictures and SN info about his 275?

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  2. Enzo Anselmo Ferrari

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    I don't have any information sorry!
    I heard he used to own a Dino and a 365 "Queen Mary"!
    George Harrison is for me The best song writter ever! :)
     
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  3. modena1_2003

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    As far as I know, it was black. And the odds are it was one of the few RHD cars with a serial number beginning with 09 in 67.' That's broad strokes, but I don't think much is known about Harrison's 275 GTB/4.

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  4. velocetwo

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    Eric clapton probably knows. He knew a lot about Harrisons wife.
     
  5. kaisen

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    There was a book that mentioned an interview that took place in George Harrison's Black 275 GTB/4. And Patti (harrison's wife, later Clapton's), in a different interview, remembered the car. But little else seems to be known.
     
  6. velocetwo

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    Eric clapton probably knows. He knew a lot about Harrisons wife.
     
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    Around 1989, I read an interview with Harrison in Rolling Stone;the interviewer wrote that Harrison picked him up at the train station in a black 275 GTB and took him on a white knuckle ride back to his estate.
     
  10. 308 GTB

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    Yeah, it didn't look black. A photo of his 275 remains elusive.
     
  11. S Brake

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    Interesting. When I started this thread I was certain that his car was well documented. Oh well.
     
  12. sumlin

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    Are you sure? The wraparound screen looks distinctly 275-ish to me, even if the picture is a bit stretched.
     
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    #14 kaisen, Jan 11, 2011
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    It could be. And I thought it was too. But if you right-click on the photo and look at properties it says: georgeastonmartinlondonairport66cro.jpg
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  15. barchetta

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    I am afraid that you are incorrect. That most certainly is a 275.
     
  16. kaisen

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    Yes, I agree. The pic was originally much smaller but that doesn't explain the filename georgeastonmartinlondonairport66cro.jpg
     
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    Agree. whoever wrote the caption was wrong.
     
  19. sumlin

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    Click my link above. It's a black (or at least dark coloured) 275. The original photo is a little over exposed or has had the contrast increased, the one in the link shows a dark car.
     
  20. sumlin

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    Tax disc looks to say Jan 67 so I would guess the car in the pics is from 1966.
     
  21. kaisen

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    Sumlin, that link hasn't worked for me ??
     
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    #07789.
     
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    #24 miurasv, Dec 18, 2012
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    Barchetta info on 1965 RHD 275 GTB #07789: http://www.barchetta.cc/english/all.ferraris/Detail/7789.275GTB.htm

    The car in the pic posted by kaisen (post 14) looks like it has the bonnet hump of a 275GTB/4. Though if it was a 4 cam, which was introduced in late (October?) 1966, the UK tax disc would expire later than January, 1967? Could be reflection.
     
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  25. lancia

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    Picture in Post 14 - that is the raised profile towards the rear of a short-nose bonnet, not the bump of a 4-cam bonnet.
     

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