San Francisco Bay Area Vintage Ferrari Group

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by John Vardanian, Oct 25, 2005.

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  2. patpong

    patpong Formula 3

    Jul 6, 2004
    Bangkok, Thailand
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    Patpong Thanavisuth
    Very nice group indeed....
  3. kevfla

    kevfla Formula 3

    Nov 20, 2003
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    gone 4 good
    Hi John,

    Is the green 275 the "Del Rio" 275 featured in Automobile Quarterly and where was your PF?

    The Lusso looks positively dwarfed by the two SUVs. Thanks.

  4. John Vardanian

    John Vardanian F1 Rookie

    Jul 1, 2004
    San Francisco Area
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    Hi Kevin,

    The green 275 is the original Del Rio car, featured in AQ.

    I drove the dwarfed Lusso.

  5. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Oct 23, 2002
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    Jim Glickenhaus
    Very Cool!
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  7. synchro

    synchro F1 Veteran

    Feb 14, 2005
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    I like the 330 GTC in the color of gold/oro longchamps/ or whatever it is

    Those 10 hole standard wheels are growing more attractive on me each day,
    especially with the thought of cleaning Borrani wire wheels being overwhelming.
  8. donv

    donv Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jan 5, 2002
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    Looks like fun! I wish there was something like that up here.
  9. Perfusion

    Perfusion F1 Rookie

    Oct 16, 2004
    Marietta, GA
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    Absolutely *stunning* collection of automobiles! I literally laughed outloud seeing the Lusso next to the Excursion...
  10. ylshih

    ylshih Global Moderator
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    Mar 21, 2004
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    Very nice!
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  12. 365GTC/4

    365GTC/4 Formula 3

    Apr 7, 2005
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    Thanks for posting. GREAT cars. Certainly the Lusso just looks drop-dead gorgeous. We have a group here in Melbourne Australia that goes out with the carby cars and we go to wineries etc. If I remember I will take a few shots at the next outing and post some photos.
    Again thanks for posting the photos of some great cars.
  13. jsa330

    jsa330 F1 Veteran
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    For some reason that pic makes me very nervous.
    Beautiful group of vintage Ferraris.
  14. lukek

    lukek Formula 3

    May 2, 2003
    San Francisco
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    Sorry again to have missed it ! I really liked the Olema Inn drive you had organized earlier.
    BTW, the head stitches are healing just fine....
  15. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

    Dec 20, 2003
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    I'm in love with that 275 :)
  16. John Vardanian

    John Vardanian F1 Rookie

    Jul 1, 2004
    San Francisco Area
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    Glad to hear it wasn't too serious of an injury.

    Maybe we'll do another drive this winter.

  17. riverflyer

    riverflyer F1 Rookie

    Nov 26, 2003
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    What a fine car, just gorgous. A very nice collection of cars.
  18. F114B

    F114B Karting

    May 25, 2005
    West Coast
    I would love to join your next drive. Please let me know how I can join your ride group. Thanks.
  19. John Vardanian

    John Vardanian F1 Rookie

    Jul 1, 2004
    San Francisco Area
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    Please send me a PM with your email and I will include you in the email listing.

  20. tzucc

    tzucc Formula Junior

    Jun 3, 2003
    the 275 makes me very weak in the knees.

    Pls add me to your list... I have a 246GT '72 to keep company with this fine crowd.
  21. Horsefly

    Horsefly F1 Veteran

    May 14, 2002
    One thing that bothers me about the XKE Jags is readily apparent in your photos. The XKE has the tires and wheels much further inboard than the Ferraris. I've noticed this on many XKE cars. The Ferraris have the tires and wheels that are flush with the sides of the body. The Jags always look like they are teetering above their tires and look top heavy because the wheels are not flush with the sides of the body. Is there any way to make a Jag look better and extend the wheels and tires outward a few inches?
  22. John Vardanian

    John Vardanian F1 Rookie

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    #20 John Vardanian, Oct 27, 2005
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    I think that is inevitable when the sides of the car are so rounded, like the XKE's. Ferraris are more "slab-sided". So with the XKE the tires need to be farther in to clear the fenders. You get the same effect with Alfa Disco Volante, and even some of the Ferrari racing prototypes, like the Mondial/Monza.

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  23. mroz

    mroz Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
    I never thought about that -- interesting. John, very observant.
  24. ArtS

    ArtS F1 Veteran
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    Nov 11, 2003
    Central NJ
    I think there is a term for this curving under effect in automotive design. Where's Freeman? he can answer this.


    Art S.
  25. Horsefly

    Horsefly F1 Veteran

    May 14, 2002
    That old Alfa looks like a 1950s vintage high top sneaker like guys wore in gym class. I think the XKE Jaguar designers got it a lot better.
  26. sjvalin

    sjvalin Formula Junior

    Aug 31, 2004
    Nevada County, CA
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    Steve Valin
    I"m not sure what the term is. Up until the late 40's, car bodies from a frontal view had the bottom wider than the top. Touring changed that with the Barchetta by having the widest point in the middle, thus forming a "boat" shape. I can imagine that Bertone, Malcom Sayer, and others exaggerated this in the Alfa BAT and Discos, Jaguar D and E type, etc. Touring, Vignale, and Pinin Farina walked a fine line with this style to keep the wheels from looking lost in the wheel wells for Ferrari. I'm not sure I'd call it slab sided, just more restrained. Gotta love the post WWII styling evolution!

  27. El Wayne

    El Wayne Global Moderator
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    Aug 1, 2002
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    It's called "turnunder."

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