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Who Knows which California Spyder was owned by Alain Delon ??

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  1. 375+

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    250 Cabriolet, no?
     
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    Great pics.
     
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    #129 Fiorano78, Jan 7, 2015
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    yes ! sorry ! it's a Cabriolet Pininfarina , sure not a Spider SWB of course ! here is the same car that had Audrey Hepburn that she had come to take delivery at Maranello in 1957 ...
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    Impossible: "les Félins" was shot in 1964, not 1961...so if these pics were taken during the filming of the movie indeed, these are from 1964, not 1961.

    Les Félins ? Wikipédia

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    the shooting of this film was directed by Rene Clement during the summer of 1962 until the beginning of 1963 on the French Riviera between Antibes and Monaco and was out in cinemas in 1964 actually, so I made a error mentioning 1961, the photo was taken from LIFE magazine which sent a reporter on the set to meet the players
     
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    Sorry, but I have to disagree: on the page accessed by the link hereunder, click on tournage

    Les Félins - Fiche Film - La Cinémathèque française

    Shooting of "Les Félins" began on October 2nd, 1963 and ended on December 7th, 1963; no scene was shot in Antibes; most were shot in Nice, some were actually shot in the Var department.
    And, by the way, as for myself, its not one of Clement's best movies...

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    alain delon was staying while filming the movie in a residence in Antibes with Jane Fonda, there had brought his Ferrari 250 GT SWB Spyder Personal he possessed at the time, it is possible that I am wrong about the shooting dates (I do not know exactly), but not the resorts of the actors, and finally regarding the Clément and Delon association, Plein Soleil is better it's on ...
     
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    Oh yes, indeed, no doubt about it: "Plein soleil" is MUCH, MUCH better!

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    #136 nerofer, Jan 7, 2015
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    Please do not forget the pretty lady, that would not be elegant...
    (and I stop here for fear of derailing the thread)

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    actress Marie Laforet was lovely as I agree! ok stops here otherwise it will go wrong! lol
     
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    Why do you think that this car belonged to Hepburn? The photo was taken in Rome in March 1961 during a fashion shoot for Givenchy by Pierluigi Praturlon. Here's a pic from the same shoot, but in colour.
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    #139 Splitting Atoms, Jan 8, 2015
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    Looking closely at the pictures of the movie car and the 2935GT, the cars have completely different rear bumpers. The exhaust tips are also spaced farther apart on the movie car. The movie car also has a stop watch mounted in front of the shifter. The leather in front of the shifter of 2935GT has no holes or marks on it. It leads me to believe the two cars may not be the same.
     
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    #140 etienne, Jan 9, 2015
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    2 cars are the same ! But subsequent owners (Paul Bouvot, R. Baillon among others) have made changes that are still visible today. You can also see a totally unusual window canopy, much larger than the original, produced at the request of P. Bouvot (who bought the car after Delon) for increased ventilation of the cockpit.Equipped with a zipper and can be rolled down.
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    Marcel: Is this accurate?


     
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    Since everything of use has been said and several weeks remain until the auction I feel no guilt in briefly derailing this thread.

    Plein soleil, one of the greatest creations of that era:)

    Delon and Maurice Ronet were no strangers to fast cars from Modena, in their private lives and here in another great classic: La piscine:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOCP_eP5cno

    A Nembo spyder replica was made in the UK by the late David Barraclough (spelling?) whom I met at Silverstone in the late 80's based on a 250GTE which had been owned by Delon and left in the street in Paris. Because it was right by the guarded entrance of the Turkish Embassy it was never stolen or vandalized. Barraclough and a friend did however have a door fall off in the middle of Paris minutes after they began their journey home with it.

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    Really ? I thought instead that this car was offered to him by his then boyfriend , because that's what I read in an article on Ferrari and their famous owners
     
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    Hepburn didn't have a boyfriend at that time; she had a husband - Mel Ferrer. In fact, the photo was taken eight months after the birth of their first child.

    If I recall correctly, it is Mr Ferrer who can be seen in the right of the photo, which is perhaps where the confusion has arisen.
     
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    And this makes it impossible?
    Or is it a law?
    Or is it only for women and does not count for men?
    You make me nervous...
     
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    Hahaha.... you crack me up, Wolfgang...!

    :D

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    I see , this informations in the article that I read were so mixed, this Ferrari there fore never belonged to him ?
     
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    Yes, haha, very droll. :p
     
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    Right then - is anyone else going to be in Paris to see this car sell on 6th Feb?
     

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