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  1. Nathan76

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    Are they metric or imperial?
     
  2. torquespeak

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  3. Ramboy

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    Hi Ed,
    I think the confusion is because Coys had 48571 (a red/black LHD BBi) at their Techno Classica auction on 16 March 2008 - and then by mistake used the same serial number for 24099 in a later auction.
    Bonhams probably just copied and pasted the details from the Coys catalogue.
    David
     
  4. Long-wheelbase

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    Somebody posted this photograph of Maranello Conc in the mid '60's.The 330 is #07323 Azzurro blue with blue hide with red carpets,air conditioning and Le Mans radio! November 1965 delivered.
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  6. Wheels1

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    I would love to have those cars on my drive now.
    Imagine what it was like in the 60's!
     
  7. Long-wheelbase

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    The 275 GTS is #7569 October 1965 car, possibly the '65 Motor Show car. Blue Chiaro with black hide?
     
  8. johngtc

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    Somewhere in the loft are some almost identical shots taken at the grandly named London Service Centre in Wellesley Rd, Chiswick. At 15 or 16 most holidays included a 2 hour bus ride to see what Maranello were working on.

    Interestinly, in many trips I did not see one red car - most were subtle metallics.
     
  9. torquespeak

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    Was the 1965 Motor Show car s/n 07791? Frustratingly, while many photos exist in UK magazines of the shows in the 1960s, the vast majority are of the British-built vehicles with a minority of good quality images of the 'exotic imports'.

    -Ed
     
  10. torquespeak

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    I spotted this when it was posted by the current owner of s/n 7323 - it's one of a set that was snapped at 87a in the late 1960s, I'd guess 1967 at the earliest given the 330 GTC in the background.

    The second owner of GBL330C was the late John Perkins, a Cannes award-winning film director who passed away in 2002. He is referred to in a Bonhams description of this car as 'the BBC producer, John Perkins' (they confuse him with a different 'John Perkins', unfortunately).

    Perkins owned this car for more than 30 years and used it a lot; my assumption is that he had the servicing and maintenance carried out at Modena Engineering during his ownership (because that's where he took his 365BB, s/n 17701) - but I'm sure its current custodian can verify that.

    When I was researching s/n 17701 a few years back, I managed to track down Perkins' former PA, who remembered plenty about these cars. We traced his red Boxer to an Autocar cover triple-test with a V8 Vantage and Countach from December 1987. I managed to buy two or three good copies of it from around the web and sent her one as a thank you.

    -Ed
     
  11. Ferrari27

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    As with Francis N and Robert W, Brocket Hall in 1990 was also my first FOC event. I had never seen so many Ferraris in one place and could easily have spent all day there taking hundreds of pictures. Unfortunately, that was the same weekend as the first Christies Historic Festival and so I had planned to go home via Silverstone. I am pleased that I did as there were some great cars there too. We must have been getting in each others way taking all these photos of the same cars! Here are some of mine from Brocket Hall. I will post the Silverstone ones later. I did not realise the importance of chassis numbers back then and have spent much time since trying to identify individual cars. The ones I know are listed here. If anyone can help fill in the gaps that would be very appreciated.

    Robert

    Lord Brocket's 340 America - 0138
    250 GTE 2+2 (XSU 243)
    308 convertible (MGV 609V)
    328 GTB (8 PPF)
    328 GTS (C28 HHJ)
    348ts (NM F1)
    348ts (10 DUG)
    365 GT 2+2 (CDG 202T)
    365 GT 2+2 (SMB 136H)
    400 (195 DWL)
    Nigel Mansell's 640 - 109
    Lord Brocket's 212 - 0239
    308 GTB (288 LHY) (I think there was a notice on this car saying that it was pretending to be a 288 GTO)
    330 GT 2+2 (S8)
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  12. Ferrari27

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    #587 Ferrari27, Feb 8, 2017
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    Here are some more from Brocket Hall on July 29 1990:

    250 PF (VSU 452) - 1463
    400 SA (YSU 424) - 3621
    330 GT 2+2 (ALP 8B) - 5465
    330 GT 2+2 (795 YNN) - 6131
    275 GTB (GBJ 621C) - 6677
    275 GTB (VFV 12) - 9897
    365 GTB/4 conv (WHH 314J) - 14269
    365 BB (JPM 830N) - 18075
    288 GTO (B789 OPG) - 55715
    288 GTO (MRA 1) - 56775
    288 GTO (EE 155 AK) - 57719
    Testarossa (G866 FFX) - 85027
    Mondial T
    Testarossa (E966 CGD)

    Most of the chassis numbers I have found on the internet so I apologise if I have repeated someone else's mistakes!

    Robert
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  13. Wheels1

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    Great photos Robert.
    Thanks for posting them and scanning no doubt.
     
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    400 SA (YSU 424) - 3621 was at the time owned by former newspaper magnet, Eddie Shah
     
  15. Ferrari27

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    I wish I had had chance to go back and photograph it with the bonnet down!
     
  16. Ramboy

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    Robert,
    Nice photos! I was at the Brocket Hall concours in 1988 and 1989 but for reasons for long forgotten I missed it in 1990.
    400i 195 DWL is #31007
    365 GT4 2+2 HRV 438N is #17627 (in the background, photo to left of 400i)
    I should be able to help you identify 365 GT4 2+2/400/412s if you have any further photos.
    David
     
  17. Ferrari27

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    Thank you David. I noticed from one of your earlier posts that you have an interest in this range of cars. I do have more photos which I have yet to scan but when I do, I will let you know.

    Robert
     
  18. Ramboy

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  20. Ramboy

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    Hi Robert,
    I can help you with a few more serial numbers.

    328 GTS (C28 HHJ) = 63069
    348ts (10 DUG) = 82973
    365 GT 2+2 (CDG 202T) = 12599
    365 GT 2+2 (SMB 136H) = 13405
    308 GTB (288 LHY) = 42413
    Rgds David
     
  21. thepinkumbrella

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    Yep, DL 2 is 99135, it lived (and crashed) in it's early life about 10 miles from my house...

    Paul
     
  22. Marcel Massini

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    F40 "G 355 ERE" is 84730 of Stratton.

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  23. Ferrari27

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    Here is 84730 again, this time at the FOC track day at Castle Combe on 6 October 1990
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  24. Ferrari27

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  25. Marcel Massini

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    288 GTO "BEG 4 IT" is 56203 of Paul Morris.

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