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Unknown 288 GTO in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1988

Discussion in 'Middle East' started by Marcel Massini, Sep 25, 2007.

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  1. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Mar 2, 2005
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    #1 Marcel Massini, Sep 25, 2007
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  2. abunawafff

    abunawafff Karting

    Jul 11, 2006
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    i dont know who bought it... but it spent years picking up dust in there work shop... i think till they closed the work shop and sold off some of the cars....this was in riyadh and not in jeddah

    i could do a chek on the number plate... but they changed the plates ages ago.. our new plates look diffrent 3 numbers 3 letters..
     
  3. arezzo

    arezzo Formula Junior

    Jul 29, 2003
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    Kuwait
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    SH
    Amazing Pictures :), you always have the most interesting pictures Marcel, I'll try to ask around from my Saudi friends...

     
  4. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Mar 2, 2005
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    Salman and "abunawafff"
    Thank you in advance. I would be most happy if we could finally identify this rare car.
    Marcel Massini
     
  5. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Mar 2, 2005
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    On 21 March 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO chassis number 55235 was delivered new by Swiss Ferrari importer SAVAF Geneva (Société Anonyme pour la Vente des Automobiles Ferrari) to first owner Asmail Abobtaim, PO Box 3008, in Ryadh, Saudi Arabia. The car, however, was always kept in Switzerland. I don't think the car on my photographs is this car.
    Marcel Massini
     
  6. Rex71

    Rex71 Formula Junior

    Mar 24, 2007
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    Jeddah,Saudi Arabia
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    Majd B.
    #6 Rex71, Apr 10, 2024
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2024
  7. LVP488

    LVP488 F1 Rookie

    Jan 21, 2017
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    France
    Probably known to all experts, but I'd mention it anyway - in the recent Jurgen Lewandowski 288 book, there's only one 288 reported to have been initially sold through Al Ajda, #58325 in July 1985 (#55235 is reported to have been sold by SAVAF Geneva / Al Ajda Auto, whatever it means to have both vendors mentioned).
    However, there's some time between 1985 and 1988, and the register in the book does not mention the original vendor for all cars.
     

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