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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by 275GTB, Apr 6, 2010.
good call Darren, i will do that. thanks
Cant get the link to work Steve?
The engine spent over 20 hours on the dyno getting bench run in, but i am certainly going to go for some nice long test drives! There are bound to be a few more little niggles and adjustments to make as it all settles down.
You may have to select the 275 manual from here and then download the pdf: http://www.ferraridatabase.com/The_Downloads/Manuals_Owners.htm
The engine and transmission may need some running in when it's actually under load in real driving conditions? The brakes and tyres will definitely need to bed/scrub in so take care with them for the first few hundred miles.
Apollo MOT is a small family business near the garage, that guy has MOT'ed more cool cars than anyone in London. He loves the classics and understands them.
Last week on top of my 275GTB he had 3 x Lambo Miura's, 1 x 250 SWB, 2 x California's, several Dino's and a Daytona....not a bad weeks work.
Hi Grant, I just ordered a little round one with a Ferrari Cavallino in black and silver on the back - £3.99 on ebay.
but i am going to be on the look out for an old period one from one of the original dealers - it would be nice to find an original Maranello of Egham one, if there is such a thing?
That's a pretty impressive MOT.
Will be fun to watch the driving part of this thread come to life.
Congrats again. Car is stunning. Great colors.
I've just reacquainted myself with this thread after a few months away from it. I'd forgotten what wonderful work you've done with this utterly gorgeous vehicle. You're to be congratulated on your meticulous attention to detail and the hands-on approach that you've adopted. I'm involved in a resto over in the Boxer section, and thought that my donor vehicle was in pretty poor shape, but your body, and all that filler ... crikey ... it really is the personification of "paint lies; bare metal tells all".
Lovely work, and I hope to see her in person one of these days.
hi, I was looking on Greg fantastic thread - A few more asking prices from the "golden years"
and asked Greg if he had any old adverts featuring my car 07333 - here is the response, which ties in nicely with the history i have:
Great job and many thanks Greg, your thread is a fantastic source of information and reference.
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Morning, I earlier posted the below in another thread, re-posting just to keep everything together......
OK, I am going to eat a big slice of hypocritical humble pie.....
Hi everyone, roll out the cake trolley and serve me up a large slice of hypocritical humble pie!
As a very open critic and hater of the "Classiche" process, this may sound very out of character, but i have now submitted my 275GTB for the Red Book!
The car had previously been submitted for "Classiche" just prior to my ownership in the USA, but it was rejeted because it had non original wheels and the rear handbrake callipers were missing - thats what the inspector noticed, but I think I could have added another 50 things to that list! Everything has now been resolved, after a 4 year restoration of the body, chassis and mechanicals, including colour and interior change back to the original factory delivery spec.
But, as many of you know I have competition suspension and brakes fitted to my car, fortunately I also have a complete set of all the original spec equipment! So given the weather has been awful and the roads are covered in dirt and salt, I had a little bit of time on my hands - so off comes all the competition brakes and suspension and on goes all the original spec equipment.
Now the car is totally original and back to factory spec. The inspector has been, he spent his time going over every aspect of the car, writing his report and taking a huge amount of detailed pictures. He is happy with every detail of the car and has submitted all the relevant information the to factory to receive the Classiche Red Book, but this process will probably take a good few months.
Why did i do it?
Because I am not the richest guy in the world, I worked hard and spent my life savings buying and restoring this car, I got lucky because classic cars, particularly old Ferrari's became the best performing asset class in the world. I am now in the situation where I own a car thats value is so out-with my world and lifestyle, I start to question it. I have two beautiful children, business plans, ambitions and dreams that the equivalent value of this car could fulfil - so there may come a point in the near future that I may consider selling my baby, my dream car, my obsession.
I am constantly around Ferrari people and experts, I guess their opinions and views have moulded my own, hence my dislike of the whole Classiche process, it is to the whole a reflection of their own views. But unlike me their business is Classic Ferrari's, thats how they pay the bills - and as much as they hate it, the bills get paid easier and quicker when they are selling a car that has been through the Classiche process.
I am protecting myself and putting myself in a position, that if the time to sell comes along, I can maximise my investment and attract the new buyers who hold the Red Book in huge regard.
But I still think my restoration thread out weighs the value of the Red Book by a country mile, and God this pie tastes rotten!!!!!
Wise decision Mark. Sometimes the head really does need to rule the heart!
Classiche Certification on a Ferrari of the high value of a 275 GTB is a no brainer. ROI will be many times greater than outlay but maximised if dated close to the time of sale.
Mark, as far as I'm concerned you have personally become an integral part of this machine's soul in a way that far exceeds such mundane things as ownership title.
'Classicheing' seems a stupid thing not to do. Hope that should the time ever come to pass it on you'll find a worthy custodian....
....oooh, and please post pictures of your C-type build then;-)
You may feel you've sold out (just a little bit) but it seems a very sound and practical thing to have done.
Congratulations and fine rides!
I was out in London this Saturday and whilst walking near Buckingham Palace a fine 275 in this colour went past - I didn't catch the plates so I can't tell if it was you or not but it sounded wonderful!
Congratulations with the restoration and getting this car on the road!
Any info on the 50 year celebrations of the 275?
I know where I'm going for my next MOT!
61 pages of car porn! Absolutely Beautiful! Best of Luck with your baby, Mark!
mark, anymore pics of the car in traffic and everyday situations?
It's been a while since the transformation was completed, and i assumed that sunny days are back, so no excuses to not exercise this beauty...
for me the possibility to sell the lovely restored 275 Ferrari is a nice thing!
May be in the next years you will find another baby to take care and we may enjoy another step by step trips inside a Ferrari...
All the best and I hope they are not blind!