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Toni Silvano (Toni Auto)

Discussion in 'Who's Who in Ferrari Universe' started by JH, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. JH

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    Owner of Toni Auto, a Ferrari restoring and coach workshop located in Maranello. The workshop has existed almost as long as Ferrari itself, and the person Toni Silvano became legendary for most Ferrari fanatics and owners visiting Maranello, and a visit to his shop was/is a must. Always some rare car being worked on. He was always very gracious and welcoming, letting you take a look around the premises.
     
  2. ClassicFerrari

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    Sad to hear. There are some good pics and writeups on this must-see place in Maranello.

    RIP.
     
  3. bernardo66

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    About 12 years back, there was a feature on Ferrari that was aired on our local new channel.

    They visited Toni auto and spoke to him. He expressed his affection for the older (carb) cars and compared the engine harmony to that of a violin from Cremona. "Ferraris come with their distinctive sound...once the sound is gone, it's no longer a Ferrari. Today with all the computers and electronics, it sounds like an electric car."

    I should load it up on Youtube when I get a chance.
     
  4. omd78

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    Please do ;)

    Gr. Martin
     
  5. Sig. Roma

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    I should post my stories of Silvano. I came to know about his company in early 2001 when I was in Torino looking for an impact bumper Porsche to drive daily. The chappie with whom I spoke asked me if I was related to the "famous Mr. Toni of Maranello." I said "I don't think so, but who knows."

    I went to Maranello on business (it was great then), and walked into his shop saying: "Ciao Toni, mi chiamo Toni e penso che noi non siamo parenti." Hi Mr. Toni, my name is Toni and I don't think we are related. We talked a bit (can't remember from where he comes), and he said his uncle was Richie Ginther's race mechanic.

    He had some really cool stuff in the workshop including a Lancia 037, and plenty of vintage machinery.
     
  6. bernardo66

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  8. BigTex

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    THANKS for that!!

    Need to edit thread title .......R.I.P. to Franco
     
  9. bernardo66

    bernardo66 The Crazy Cat Man
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    Better late than never.

    Fast forward to 7:57

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yJ2JU77H5A[/ame]
     
  10. omd78

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  11. bernardo66

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  12. Sig. Roma

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    It would be great if someone would replace the RIP with Alive !!!
     
  13. mseals

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    Done!

    Mike
     
  14. bernardo66

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