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  1. footUNDER

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    Such a beautiful picture. Too bad more people won't do that with their cars.
     
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    Me and Richard Lee on the Tour Auto with old faithful #5101
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    I think there are around 10 of these snow threads floating around vintage. Wayne, can you combine them?

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    Red on white is a great photographic contrast for all Ferrari cars!

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    John,
    do you remember the owner at the time? It looks like this photo was taken in Royal Oak, Beverly Hills, maybe B'ham.

    There was a gentleman that owned a 275 4 cam off of Timber Ridge and Maple, just west of Telegraph back in the mid 70s…….that car spurned my interest in Ferrari all those years ago.
     
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    unfortunately I can't remember the owner,however I'm certain there are those here that will know the car or the serial#
    the photo was taken March '78
    was taken in Birmingham or Beverly Hills for a Ferrari Club of America mtg.
     
  11. stevenwk

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    The setting was typical in those days; modest homes with some great cars….

    Certainly a funky carb set up on that 275 so someone here may know that car.
     
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    It looks like the carb setup of the GTB /C series cars. Maybe it is one of them?
    I think these cars look great in snow! It is indeed a pity today we are unlikely to see this again. I mean I understand why it is just different times, different values, different owners.
     
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    I love that shot! What is that color?
     
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    It could be a 'C', but I'll leave that to the experts. It may just be an alloy 275. I do not see the aluminum external petrol cap among other tidbits to be a 'C.'

    Most people were not aware that many significant Ferraris flowed through the Detroit area from the late 1960s through the mid 1980s. I think this because Detroit truly was a car town and that people appreciated the cars of how truly great they are; not what monetary value they would have in the future.

    Those days have long since passed.
     
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    I think you're right, Edmond. It has the carbs, alloy body, flared rear arches and outer lace front wheels and inner lace wider rear wheels of the 275 GTB/C, though they're polished and should be painted. This may be 09057, the car that's featured in Dean Batchellor's book Ferrari, The Gran Turismo & Competition Berlinettas when Ed Niles owned it????

    I'm not an expert but the Long Nose 275 GTB/C (or most of them) did not have the external petrol cap like the Short Nose Clienti Competizione 275 GTB.
     
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    correct, i'd see those cars around town
    those cars were driven all the time.....no one knew they'd ultimately be worth $ millions :)
     
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    If the car is 275 GTB/C 09057 the owner's name may have been Roger Meiners who writes articles for some of the Ferrari magazines?
     
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    It was a non-Ferrari colour, sort of something like Marrone Colorado. Since being sold this old girl has gone back to the original black. We did six Tour Auto with her and never missed a beat, never put a scratch on it.
     
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    Do you miss it?

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    "Good tires but certainly not great tires" - best ever PS from Road and Track
     
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    Speaking of Road & Tracks' PS, does anyone have a copy of the photo of the GTC with the snow plow blade bolted to the front bumpers?
     
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    Very astute! The red GTB/C is 09057, shot in driveway of John Clinard in Farmington Hills, Michigan ... 1978 Ferrari Club of America garage tour. Car belonged to Roger Meiners at the time, he was storing the car in Clinard's garage. Fun days! We had an annual winter ritual of visiting cars in the dead of winter, dreaming of spring thaw!
     
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