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Replica California Spider displayed at Galleria Ferrari Maranello, #4309 GT

Discussion in 'Recreations & Non-Period Rebodies' started by Marcel Massini, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. kare

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    If I remember right, there is a Cugnot in Biscaretti's. Best wishes, Kare
     
  2. Marcel Massini

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    #102 Marcel Massini, Dec 8, 2009
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    Lueg Sportivo is an official dealer. The factory apparently wants their official dealers to show only certified cars and that is what they "suggested" to this dealer. Hence the Daytona had to be replaced quickly. Think about the possible consequences for the poor dealer............

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  3. 500tr

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    But both dealers had their own stands which they paid for by themselves...
     
  4. Jack-the-lad

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    They're really heavy-handed. Perhaps they should consider showing only authentic cars in the Galleria.....

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  5. 2GT

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    I wonder if dealers must take a loyalty oath, or master the technique of a secret handshake? Fred
     
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    Brand management has been a Ferrari strong suit. Which makes the apparent dilution of the marque by the ersatz Cali at the Galleria so odd.
    Of course it is possible that it was just an oversight that no one wants to address at this point.
     
  7. italiancars

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    "I always viewed fake cars the same way I do fake breasts. I prefer factory originals, but when I'm buried up to my ears in them I don't give a #@$%!" :)
     
  8. Marcel Massini

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    Sure, no doubt about that. But both are official dealers and thus have to strictly follow what the factory tells them to do (or not). Slaves..........

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    I think Ferrari Chat has played a very important role in holding a lot of things up to the light for discussion and I applaud Marcel for his contributions.

    Best
     
  10. 500tr

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    Very poor slaves, but their own decision...
     
  11. Jack-the-lad

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    +1!

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  12. bigodino

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    Marcel, do you know if this replica was bodied at Brandoli? In 2002 I saw a California being constructed there (I think you were there with us). Thanks.

    Best regards, Peter
     
  13. Jack-the-lad

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    A friend of mine, a native of Maranello, with some connections at the factory, tells me that Little Tony bought the car from Ferri Auto in Modena, and he implied that they did the conversion as well, using materials and highly skilled labor supplied by many specialty shops in the area.

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  14. tongascrew

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    I know this is off subject but if you go into 'forum -auto.com/sport-auto/th' there is a large thread about this car in Sweden including a comic strip of the crash with the truck and the rebuild as well as pictures and comments about the rebuild. I recimmend this. just one man's opinion tongascrew
     
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    #115 pravda, Dec 15, 2009
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    Thank you very much for the info Marcel.

    And sorry if this is an offtopic, or the info is not right, but maybe this 3 car could be included in this topic....

    The first is a F1-87 (#103) stickers said that it was driven by Mansell, and Barchetta.cc say it was driven by Alboreto

    http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8330/f187103galleriaferrari3.jpg
    http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/8330/f187103galleriaferrari3.jpg


    The second is a 126 C2 (#052) stickers said it was driven by Villeneuve and Barchetta.cc say it was driven by Pironi

    http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8858/f1126ck052galleriaferra.jpg
    http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8858/f1126ck052galleriaferra.jpg


    The third is the Lancia-Ferrari D50, I was think that noone of Ferrari´s D50 is alive, and this was a replica of a Lancia

    http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/3870/d50galleriaferrari63.jpg


    The 2 first aren´t exactly a replica but if the car was driven by Pironi or Alboreto I prefer see his names than Villeneuve or Mansell


    Pablo.
     
  16. dretceterini

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    The last one is funny, as the car only ran as a Lancia and never a Lancia-Ferrari with the seperate side pontoons...and yes, it is a modern creation..
     
  17. Marcel Massini

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    #117 Marcel Massini, Dec 15, 2009
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    #052 was raced as follows:
    03 May 1981 GP San Marino at Imola, 7th Villeneuve
    17 May 1981 GP Belgium at Zolder, 8th Pironi
    31 May 1981 GP Monaco at Monte Carlo, 1st Villeneuve
    21 June 1981 GP Spain at Jarama, 1st Villeneuve
    05 July 1981 GP France at Dijon, DNF Villeneuve
    13 September 1981, GP Italy at Monza, T-car only for Pironi
    27 September 1981 GP Canada at Montreal, 3rd Villeneuve
    17 October 1981 GP USA at Las Vegas, DNF by Villeneuve

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  18. pravda

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    Thanks for the correction!!

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  19. pastmaster

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    Just AMAZING!!!

    Ciao and Holiday Greetings...Paolo
     
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  21. kare

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    1957 SWB, yeah right.

    Best wishes, Kare
     
  22. michael platzer

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    1957 is too early even for a LWB California Spider (except the Prototype 0769GT).

    very strange things going on at the Galleria! - but as reported years ago, dont try to correct the people there or you will be thrown out.
    almost happened to me, when i told them that the displayed "250 S" is a 166MM.
     
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    #123 toparkt, Aug 7, 2011
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    i saw this car on the factory floor , explained by the guide - placed to give the
    workers motivation for the passion and history

    did not know it was a reproduction
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  24. omd78

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    When was this picture taken?

    Gr. Martin
     
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