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250 LM at Auction - s/n 6045

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  1. readplays

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    Rather than founding father Thomas Jefferson, it was first American president George Washington's axe; the one he famously used to cut down the cherry tree with, the one when confronted with his (mis)deed, it is said he claimed, 'I cannot tell a lie', and then admitted to the tree cutting...
    it is that ax for which it is said, 'the head has been replaced twice and the handle three times- but everyone knows it's George Washington's(!)'.

    Carry on, mate. ;)
     
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  3. Lotusexige

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    Why on earth has the Houston car got such horrid and tasteless seats? They can’t be “Classiche approved” surely?
     
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    Link works just fine on Firefox here...
     
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  9. Marcel Massini

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    Photo is very old and does not show the real situation of the certified car.

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  10. Marcel Massini

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    Thank you for video and photos.

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    Sorry, I might have caused confusion: I meant the “horrid” (in my opinion) blue seats in the car currently for sale. I much prefer the black as fitted in the DK Engineering pics.
     
  12. Marcel Massini

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    The majority of the 250 LM's (24 out of 32 units built) originally had this blue cloth.

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  13. miurasv

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    The seats on various 250 LMs have a differing number of horizontal flutes. Did they vary as originally built?
     
  14. Marcel Massini

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    Yes, they did.
    And some were not horizontal but vertical.

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    Thank you. Apart from Stradale #6025, were any in leather or a different colour fabric?
     
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    Red leather, green leather (Verde 8370), black leather, blue cloth, black side bolsters with clothed centre piece.

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  17. Lotusexige

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    Once again, my apologies. This time for my ignorance. Still like black, though
     
  18. miurasv

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    #446 miurasv, Feb 6, 2021
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    James Cottingham from DK Engineering in discussion with Sam Moores regarding the 2 F40s with the same chassis number 90969 fully clarifies the story of 250 LM #6045. View from the relevant point in the video in link here.
     
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    Thanks for posting. It’s fascinating what is regarded as “a real car”. I always thought it is interesting that the chassis is regarded as the most important part of a cars integrity, not the engine. Aside from the collector car universe, I would guess that most would regard the engine as the most critical component. Well, regardless, seemingly the chassis and the engine are together and the car is beautifully restored.
     
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  20. Ryan S.

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    Any updates on this sale?
     
  21. Rossocorsa1

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    Still listed on their website for sale. I still think it's such a bizarre sight to see a 250LM listed for sale on a dealer website alongside GTC4 Lusso and Lancia Fulvia.
     
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    I offered some bitcoins but they said no...
     
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