Discussion in 'Latin America' started by 365, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. 365

    365 Karting

    May 31, 2011
    Full Name:
    German Alvarez
    They are a good numbers of Ferrari down in Venezuela.
    I have a 365 GT, and have a friend that have 330 GTC.
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  3. rolexfreak

    rolexfreak Rookie

    Mar 2, 2012
    #2 rolexfreak, Mar 2, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2012
    Hello. This is my first post. I bumped into this site looking for information of an old friend my dad had growing up his name was Rodrigo Borges Zingg. He was a Ferrari owner and driver that sadly was killed in his first pro race in the Bahamas. My father also owned a 1959 Ferrari Super America. He obtained the Super America along with a 1959 Chrysler 300E by trading a 1928 Packard 8 Phaeton. Zingg and my father were in the same elite click of fortunate misfits. Meaning they all had money and were very well off but would do little crimes for fun. Borges was known to enter the Caracas GP with his road car a Testarossa until the timers would see the extra car and ask for the police to escort him off the track. Also entered the race in Maracay when they held those races in Venezuela.
  4. bitzman

    bitzman F1 Rookie

    Feb 15, 2008
    Ontario, CA
    Back when Venezuela was first importing oil big time to the U.S. (still a lartge supplier) I think a lot of exotic cars were brought down there, even the Chrysler prototypes like the Firearrow which they would sell right off the show stand if you were from some far off place. I was wondering if Ferraris were already the ultimate car there back in the mid-50s and if any of those cars are still down there.
  5. awohlmann

    awohlmann Karting

    Jul 6, 2008
    Full Name:
    Alfred Wohlmann
    I own a BMW 503, year 1956, which was first delivered to BMW dealer Gustavo Zingg in 1956. Now I am looking for persons who have contact to the Zingg family (or Zingg company) to get some information about my car. maybe there is a booklet where to find the customer who bought the car or maybe it was the personal car from Mr. Gustavo Zingg himself, who knows?
    Any information would be appreciated.

    With kindest regards
    Alfred (Austria)
  6. kalila.haddad

    kalila.haddad Rookie

    Mar 13, 2014
    It seems like many people are looking to track down info on Zingg in relation to their cars. Would be a good contact to have if anybody knows about it.
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  8. fjdr

    fjdr Rookie

    Dec 14, 2009
    Hello Alfred, you can post your question here:


    The Zingg Family was the owners of Mercedes Benz Venezuela since the 50's and one of the most influent familys back in the days. I don't know if they also was the BMW's importer, maybe it was Gustavo Zingg's personal car.

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  9. jorge c

    jorge c Rookie

    Feb 19, 2018
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    jorge cruz
  10. omgjon

    omgjon F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Feb 13, 2005
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    I recently acquired dino 206 #00184, It was originally imported to Venezuala new in 1969 and was owned by the chief Ferrari Mechanic there. He owned it for a number of years and then sold it to his apprentice. It came to the US 3 years ago. The car was originally dino blu metallizzato with beige vinyl interior with yellow seat inserts. YES YELLOW!!. At some point it was painted red with black interior. I plan to restore to original. Doesanyone know about this car or better yet does anyone have any pictures of this car. It now resides in Spicewood, Texas.
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  11. fjdr

    fjdr Rookie

    Dec 14, 2009
    Congratulations is the Former Ferrari of Felix Varona. Few pictures Can find in the web and information about it, maybe i know one mechanic that work for Ferrari and he Can know a little bit more about that car.
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  13. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Dec 6, 2002
    Houston, Texas
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    We saw a modern Ferrari in the old Dino blue/crema combo, of my 22641
    It's still an impressive combo.

    Yellow terry cloth seat option...."I don't know, about all that stuff!!"

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