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Stabilimenti Farina 166 Inter: request for info and pics.

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  1. T308

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    This is #009S. 1948 Geneva show car shown by Swiss dealer Garage Auto Imports S.S. Geneva. May have been painted white with matching white metal dashboard.1949 sold to Franco Cornacchia, Milan Raced 5/29/49 Coppa Inter, Monza # 18 3rd Mille Miglia 4/23/50 #659 dnf. etc. 4/20/1950 sold to B. Enrico, entered in Pearl of San Remo rally.?? to used car dealer in Rome, 1964 imported to US byRichard White and storred away in New Hamphire., 1968 sold to Edgar Roy, Boston[car complete but rough shape]. restored by Roy, engine rebuilt, painted red.[Roy also baught #011\, both cars to Mark Gibbons, then John North, then to Allen Woodall. 1995 auctioned off by the State of California, sold to ??for $125.000.I have nothing further. Who can take it from there? Just one man's opinion. tongascrew
     
  3. Michiel Mobiel

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    You mean the car in the first post?
     
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    #031S has a pretty sad story...

    According to barchetta.cc:

    49 - .............
    .. - .............., USA
    53 - Joe Murray, Denver, CO, USA
    55 - offered for $3,000.- by Murray
    56 - ............., CO, USA
    .. - front grill replaced
    56 - transmission broken, stored at Collins Sports Car Service, Denver, CO, USA
    60 - Buick V6 engine & transmission installed
    64 - James G. Bernet, VA, USA "983 223 (VA)" C96 p4
    65 - engine & gearbox only owned by Richard F. Merritt, Bethesda, MD, USA
    7. - abandoned in the streets of NYC, NY, USA
    7./mid - Edmond Williman, Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
    .. 212 engine installed, Motto body from 002C mounted
    93/dec - engine, transmission, driveshaft, differential offered by Dick Merritt for $39,000

    Does anyone have any pictures?
     
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    My first thought was that the second 021s was the first post after a front end collision, rebuilt differently.

    Then after seeing the other three variations on the same basic theme, who knows? The grill is sure different in character from any of the others.

    The blue car sitting on the running track has a red pf coupe in the background....could be mine....but its not.

    These Farina cars have some lines that remind me of English designs but more subtle in their details...more refined. Lovely cars, all of them.

    Tom W
     
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    According to the book Making a Difference this is 021S.
     
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    That's right, once upon a time I made these scans.
     
  10. Michiel Mobiel

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    Great! Thanks, Peter.
    And Boudewijn, thanks for scanning. ;)
     
  11. kare

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    May show two different cars; it is a long way from Colorado to Virginia... The rear view shows either 021/S or 037/S, probably the latter. No comment for the front view... Best wishes, Kare
     
  12. Michiel Mobiel

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    It's all pretty confusing, isn't it? :)
     
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    I just found another difference in detail between "011S" in the b&w pictures and the red 011S: the red car is missing the side indicator arms above the Farina logo.
     
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    Likely removed when the turn indicator lights were added beneath the headlights.
     
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    The xeroxes are believed to show 037/S with what looks like Michingan plates dating back to 1957-1962. The project car with the new nose is an unknown Ghia Coupé. Any idea where those pics were taken and when? Best wishes, Kare
     
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    No recollection where or when, sorry! I thought the "project car" looked like Ghia, but it was in my 037 file for some reason. Glad you agree.
     
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    First one that comes to mind is 049/S, which spent most of its time in California. Being a project car with a wrong nose and possibly with many parts missing might explain why Betz & Peters finally converted it into a Touring Barchetta replica. Best wishes, Kare
     
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  21. Michiel Mobiel

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    Interesting!

    I would love to see the work in progress steps!
     
  22. richardowen

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    Michiel, those Stabilimenti Farina Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Cabriolet and Stabilimenti Farina Cisitalia 202 Coupe are mine. :)
     
  23. richardowen

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    what about the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Stablimenti Farina Cabriolet?
     
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    Great! Nice pics.
    Got anymore?

    For the non-Fcars there's another thread in the 'other Italian cars' section: http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=198744
     

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