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  1. rbsloan11

    rbsloan11 Karting

    Apr 25, 2007
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    Indianapolis
    Full Name:
    Rob
    Hello fellow Dino owners - I thought I would see if anyone had any thoughts on this. I am finishing restoration on a 62 Abarth 1000 GT that was a team car at Sebring in 1962 as car #5. It had only 2000 miles on it when I purchased it and was put away in 1965 after the engine failed. It had a string around the steering wheel with a riveted aluminum tag stamped with a star and letters. Is this a tax related stamp from Italy? Would a Dino (US or Euro car) had something like this when brand new? Has anybody reproduced these? A few pictures.

    Thanks,
    Rob
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  2. Bluebottle

    Bluebottle F1 Rookie
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    Oct 15, 2012
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    Given it's competition history, I would suggest it's a scrutineering tag.
     
  3. dgt

    dgt Formula 3
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    Jan 14, 2011
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    Very nice car Rob.
    I think it’s for the keys when the car is shipped?
    I saw a similar string with lead crimp on an unopened Dino toolkit.
     
  4. 4CamGT

    4CamGT Formula 3
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    Jun 23, 2004
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    Southern California
    Owner of *0908* L-Series has a similar tag on his steering column. I think he told me it was a tax tag.
     

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