Ralphs Cars

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by msdesignltd, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. t walgamuth

    t walgamuth Formula Junior

    Mar 13, 2005
    i agree with this. i cant imagine overrestoring a car but then i dont have the resources for that anyhow.

    if he shares them with the rest of us that is good enough for me.

    tom w
  2. Chaos

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    Sep 29, 2004
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    as this threads been brought back once anyways i thought id comment.

    actually horsefly some "restored" aircraft havebeen rebuilt from pieces of frame.
    for example theres quite a few flying spitfires today that came form little more than a section or so of damaged bulkhead or a totally wrecked frame.
  3. krasnavian

    krasnavian Formula 3

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    Some marriages, as well.
  4. Marcel Massini

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    Mar 2, 2005
    I can guarantee you that Paul Russell does the most serious, the deepest, the longest, the very best research of all the restorers in the entire USA. I have worked with him on a number of cars and it is just absolutely unbelievable, the amount of time spent into proper research.
    Marcel Massini
  5. El Wayne

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    I would have to second this! Paul was kind enough to share with me all of the research that he did for a particular car, which included (among other things) tons of never-before-seen photos and correspondence! When I asked another well-known, Pebble Beach winning restorer what kind of reseach he had done on a similar car during its restoration, he said that he had asked the owner for photos or other information but was provided none, so he went with that.
  6. nschots

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    As I was looking for information about the actual list in possesion of RL, I take the audacity to revive this post and ask you all, where can i find information about the actual fleet that RL actually owns?

    Do we have ´recent´ information about his collection? What´s new, what´s gone, etc?

    He is not coming to events since few years, i think the last one was Villa d´Este with the Atlantic a few years ago.

    I am a foodie about his Collection, but its hard to find any information on the web.

    Bests to all,

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  8. PSk

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    Love the inclusion of engine sounds in this. A lot of the racing cars sound surprisingly docile.
  10. nschots

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    Pete, thank you. I have seen it before and it´s great the inclusion of engine sounds.
    So the cars shown here are still with him? Did he add something to his collection in the just recent few years?

    I haven´t seen photos from him or his cars in the last years!


  11. nschots

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    Does anyone have a recent database with all the s/n´s of the cars that he still owns today? Not only Ferrari, but MB, Porsche, etc.

  12. nschots

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  13. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 Formula 3

    May 14, 2017
    Glad this thread is resurrected. I've always been hungry for more photos and info about his collection. Overestored? Thankfully. The cars are absolutely stunning. I love his approach. Whatever the provenance may be of his (or any of these amazing vintage cars) may be, I'm not much for dents, rust and cracked/worn leather. I guess many feel otherwise, but I love how his cars are at the pinnacle of perfection. I also love that he has little to no livery plastered all over them. The big dots, garish numbers and stripes, all really detract from the beauty of these cars. But, each owner can do as they please. I do wish Lauren's collection would go on public display again.
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  15. thepinkumbrella

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  16. Rossocorsa1

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    That's a special treat.
  17. Caeruleus11

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    My goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. wbaeumer

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    Mar 4, 2005
    Nevertheless RL`s Alfa 2.9 MM has got the totally wrong color - despite the advise of "Alfa-man" Simon Moore who had been hired to supervise the resto.

    Yes, Paul Russel`s restorations are amazing and truly unique in the USA - so nobody can blame him about the issues with RL`s cars.

    Its like always - the owners are making the rules...

    But its great that RL is showing his cars to us mortal human beings....
  19. Fennicus

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    Talking about "mortal" I thought it's cute, that cars like Jaguar XK120, and more surprisingly Morgan 4+, Ford "Woody" wagon and Willys made it to the collection. The rest is pretty much out of reach, or out of this world. :)
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  21. GSJFerrari

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    here are photos when my father owned the vehicle. The top photo is in Michigan between 64-65 where i am standing next to the car (im in the middle child) and the bottom photo is in Menton some time in the mid 70's
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  22. Gleggy

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  23. msdesignltd

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