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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by amenasce, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. merstheman

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  2. Edward 96GTS

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    custom leather seats?
     
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    #228 miurasv, Feb 13, 2020
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    Yes. 3527GT was civilised for the road around 1965 by Graber for then owner racer Armand Boller when he retired from racing with leather seats/insulation, door cards, wind up glass windows, door handles and other very minor lighting and body mods. Some of the external body mods were removed a number of years later by a further owner. The interior was refurbished with new leather custom seats and insulation by O'Rourke Trimmers in the UK around 2006 at the time the car was restored by Moto Technique.
     
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    What kind of car is this?
     
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    Could be a Moretti.
     
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  8. SCantera

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    Sorry I am just catching up on this great thread. Just wanted to tell an Ed Waterman story.

    In 1976 I became a customer of Ed when Thorobred Motorcars was in the DC area. My dad offered me his 330 GTS since I was the first of his 3 kids to actually graduate from college. With an engineering degree just like my dad. I turned him down on the offer. I knew I couldn’t keep it as perfect as he did and it would have been my only car. Instead we agreed that a GTC would make more sense.

    Off we went to see John Levy’s store followed by visiting Ed’s place. Thorobred Motorcars was in the underground garage of an office building in Arlington VA. Ed had a number of 275s and 330s under the fluorescent lights to choose from. But 275s cost more than my Dad allowed. Ed recommended a GTC and said it was his favorite having toured Europe with his girlfriend before importing it to his store.

    We made the deal for $10k and I drove away with my buddy back to home in Wilmington DE. After stopping for petrol the ignition switch failed. I climbed under the dash and hot wired so we could make it home. For years I heard with Ed it’s somewhat of a crapshoot on what you might bring home. Course now in modern times you don’t do the naive things we did then.

    That GTC was a great car. I put 100,000 miles on it and drove it everywhere in all conditions.

    sorry for the distraction but when I see Ed’s name in a thread it brings me back to my younger years.
     
  9. SCantera

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    I have a vintage picture to add to this thread. And I could use some help from the experts here. This picture was taken in the 30s in front of the Pure Oil Company gas station that my grandfather Domenic Cantera built. He is the man standing on the right with his hands together. I think this was his first construction project under the Cantera Construction Company name. The picture was shot in Wilmington DE. That's the DuPont company headquarters building in the background.

    What makes this picture extra special is that it's one of the best pics I have of my grandfather. He died when I was only 8 years old. What is also unique about this photo is that 60 years later I developed an 18 story Bank of Delaware headquarters office building on the same site where this gas station was once located.

    Any experts out there that can tell me what the race car is in this picture? I never did find out. Any help would be appreciated.
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  10. GIOTTO

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    Marmon ? Mercer ?
     
  11. SCantera

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    Thank you for the lead.

    I did a quick search of images for both Marmon and Mercer. I have yet to find the match but I will keep looking. The extended chassis and front suspension is pretty unique as is the angled upper radiator sides. Looking at some of the images available I would place this car as a late 20s or very early 30s. Later 30s cars of both changed significantly from this model.
     
  12. readplays

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    Doesn't look like any Marmon or Mercer I'm familiar with. I would think the folks on the H.A.M.B. website should be able to solve this pretty quickly.
     
  13. SCantera

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    Thanks. I will check it out.
     
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    #250 Marcel Massini, Mar 28, 2020
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    Yes, But not the original colors.
    Restoration took almost nine years. Done by Paul Russell and Company in Essex, MA/USA.
    Shown post restoration for the first time on 25 January 2020 at the Cavallino Concours in Palm Beach. Here it is at Mar-a-Lago, on Sunday after the Cavallino show.
    1285 SA used to be white.

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