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SA Aperta Registry (an orgy of serial numbers)

Discussion in '612/599' started by 134282, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. omd78

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  3. omd78

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    I'd say these are Apertas: judging by the roof line and wind deflectors behind the seats (black car) and hardtop-roof 'bubble' (red car) compared to the GTO next to it.

    Gr. Martin
     
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    Your apology is accepted. :)

    Yes, indeed, the car in your photo is Ron Dennis' Aperta, 182154. Grigio Silverstone with full Iroko leather, orange or tan stitching, orange or tan prancing horses embroidered into the headrests, white tachometer, aluminum dash inserts, full Iroko leather steering wheel with Iroko leather racing stripe, brown carpets and mats, Iroko leather central tunnel, Iroko leather roll bars, shields, silver five-spoke split-level wheels, black calipers, aluminum mirrors and A-pillars, front and rear parking sensors, and it's been on the same CA plates since 2013, and they're still valid this calendar year.

    Yes, 181258 is a red Aperta last seen on Swedish plates.

    Gideon, do you have any more details on these cars? Without any plates, it's difficult to even begin attempting to identify them. The front plate brackets lead me to believe that these are European cars. I don't have Instagram, nor do I have any Ferrari associated with Adrien Labi, so other identifying factors might be helpful. It's not like either car is liveried in PPG's Giallo Lady GaGa; standard red and standard black are a bit more common, so not as easy to pinpoint.
     
  5. Ak3

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    Are you able to share pics in this thread?
     
  6. GHG

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    Thanks for the info related to Mr. Dennis' car — was lucky to see it out and about.

    In terms of the black and red Apertas, I'm afraid I have no more information. What's interesting to me is apparently Mr. Labi was seen driving his MC12 in Hollywood recently, yet as you said, these Apertas appear to be Euro-spec. I was curious partly because of this and partly because I have never seen an Aperta with the GTO-style grills.
     
  7. Thomas Quintin

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    Your two 599 SA aperta pictures (black and red) were taken at Garage Zenith in Switzerland.
     
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    SA Aperta with the GTO style grill>
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  9. Caeruleus11

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    OMG stunning!!! Thank you for sharing pictures. Interesting that Ron Dennis has at least one Ferrari...
     
  10. NürScud

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    That blue one!
     
  11. 134282

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    Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of 181258; I would think you would have pictures of this car. I only know from other assets that it's red, on Swedish plates. If you come across any pictures of it, don't hesitate to post them here.
     
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    I saw this car 360 days ago. It was tucked away in H.R. Owen's Maserati showroom - why it wasn't proudly on display with the other Ferraris in H.R. Owen's Ferrari showroom is beyond me; I'm just happy that I found it while I was in London. I think it's one of the most beautiful Apertas I've seen. I like that the original owner specced it to be unique and beautiful, and not to be a big resale hit.
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  13. Ak3

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    Found this s/n just recently, no more info than exterior color..
     
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    There is a Rosso Corsa Aperta for sale at Ferrari of Seattle, only 124 miles. They are asking $1,299,900.
     
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    Sounds about right.
     
  16. furmano

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    Has anyone published a book about the Aperta? It seems like literature on the newer Ferrari models is kind of lacking. Lots of books about the classic models but no much on the newer stuff.

    -F
     
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    Tom Hartley has just put this up for sale on his website tonight. 150 KM on the clock. Signed by Montezemolo , on the front wing. Is it just me or is that a strange place to sign your name on a car?
     
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  20. AJ Ferrari

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    Would anyone happen to know how many blue (any shade) SA Apertas are in the US?
     
  21. NürScud

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    One of the most beautiful Apertas i have ever seen. Avio Metallic?
     
  22. 134282

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    Know any publishers who would consider publishing a Ferrari book - or a series of Ferrari books - from someone with no past book-publishing history?

    I'm betting it's Azzurro California. I'm open to corrections, but it looks like a spot-on match.
     
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    :)

    There are options out there. There is a first time for everything. I bet Joe Sackey has some thoughts on that. Kickstarter, Amazon self publishing, boutique publishers. There are ways to publish books by first timers.

    -F
     
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    I hadn't considered Amazon self-publishing, thank you. I was thinking about an Enzo book before anything else. Think you could hold off on an Aperta book until I finished writing a long and detailed text about my favorite Ferrari ever?
     
  25. furmano

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    In all seriousness, that is the exact subject I'm talking about. Why hasn't anyone written a book on the Enzo or the modern V8's (starting with the 360, going through the special versions, and race versions up to the 458)? Seems like that would be a great subject.

    Seeing the full collection of Aperta's with each color represented would be nice. Not sure how feasible that would be. It would take a lot of research.

    -F
     

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