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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Blackhorse, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Chaos

    Chaos Formula 3

    Sep 29, 2004
    Cardiff. UK
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    is the tax with regard to the cars, or is it tax owed for other pursuits and the cars were hidden to avoid having them seized ?
  2. Glassman

    Glassman F1 World Champ
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    Apr 23, 2002
    The steering wheel on these older cars is made of wood.
  3. Horsefly

    Horsefly F1 Veteran
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    May 14, 2002
    I like the tale of Walter's cars. He bought them back when nobody cared about them and was probably looked upon as a strange guy who wasted his money on junky old cars. Now he's the king of Ferrari folklore and many hate him because he is "mistreating" his cars. Hogwash. More like jealousy. He had the foresight to snatch them up when everybody else was wearing polyester leisure suits and hanging out at the disco. Go Walter.

    (And don't forget Walter's aircraft counterpart, another guy also named Walter. Walter Soplata began collection vintage aircraft years ago: )
  4. Blackhorse

    Blackhorse Rookie

    May 28, 2007
    Two cool Walters.
  5. Teenferrarifan

    Teenferrarifan F1 Rookie

    Feb 21, 2003
    Media, PA
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    Can we see the rest of the pics now?? Please! :)
  6. cove26

    cove26 Formula 3

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    Any of these cars for sale?
  7. Daytonafan

    Daytonafan F1 Rookie

    Oct 18, 2003
    Surrey, England
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    IIRC other pursuits.
  8. emiel

    emiel Karting

    Sep 26, 2006
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    Emiel Wind
    amazing story, I've heard of it before and have seen the pictures... but still, it blows my mind...
  9. silver-gt

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    Mar 13, 2008
    So whats the status of these cars now?
  10. Nembo1777

    Nembo1777 F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2006
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    Marc Sonnery
    Harley Cluxton told me a funny story when I did the bio of 0844 for the Christies auction Pebble beach 2000: he restored (or did major work on) 0844 for Walter Medlin long ago. When it was ready Medlin drove from central Florida to Arizona to pick up the car... in an old pick up truck and flatbed!

    Once Medlin got home he unloaded 0844 and as his wife appeared on the house doorstep he called out to her and said:
    "look how good a job they did you push the button and it starts right away!"

    He leaned in did so but...the car was in gear and went into a wall, damaging a front corner. He was so annoyed he never used it for years after that!

    best regards,

  11. tongascrew

    tongascrew F1 Rookie

    Jan 3, 2006
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    george burgess
    Hi great story, I have printed this out and will put it with my file collection of this car just one man's opinion tongascrew
  12. of2worlds

    of2worlds F1 World Champ
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    One might argue that these old cars here are more real than the mostly remanufactured jewels spread about on the lawn at Pebble Beach.
  13. jimlt4383

    jimlt4383 Karting

    Sep 1, 2006
    #39 jimlt4383, Dec 27, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2008
    I like this guy and his collection . What would the Ferrari hobby be like with out people and collections like this ? Do a search on Walter and read some of the post from people that do not know him , is it any wonder why some people drop out of the Ferrari community or never participate at all ? Lets face it , if you have some cars tucked away somewhere they tend to draw a lot of people that you do not wont to meet !

    I would rather have this collection than one with a bunch of over restored cars sitting on a marble floor !

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