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John Corbani's Dino 04504 sold! Shipped overseas

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A friend of mine recently spoke to John's wife. As I understand it, she told him that the car was sold in late December to someone in Germany. When he found out that the car was no longer available, he didn't think it appropriate to pursue any details. I'll call him in the morning & let you know if he has anything to add.
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Then again, I haven't seen it personally and we all know that ads on the 'Net do not always correlate to physical injventory.
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So I see, John's Dino has travelled far from Santa Barbara, CA. to France. I have followed his classic thread for a year or so prior to his passing. Thanx for letting us know. I understand the car did not find a new onwer for many months. w/ smiles Jimmy
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I've been on a few drives with John Corbani, so when some friends were interested in buying it I was enthusiastic. We travelled to Santa Barbara on July 25, 2009 to see it, here are a few photos from that trip.

For those that might not know, this is teh highest mileage Dino known to the 246 group; over 195,000 miles but the speedo has been broken for what John told me was over 6,000 miles.
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Thanx for the pics. Yes, John C.'s pride and joy. He was an amazing individual who was so unselfish and no nonsense. A true engineer who could solve problems and had answers. RIP. Let's hope his Dino finds a good home. w/ smiles Jimmy
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France, offices in Paris on Avenue Kleber, 2 min. aways from the Champs Elysées
http://www.fa-automobile.com/detail-...TS&id=6&v=1399

Then again, I haven't seen it personally and we all know that ads on the 'Net do not always correlate to physical injventory.

Now listed as SOLD!
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Now listed as SOLD!
Glad to know. Thanx. w/ smiles Jimmy
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I hope that the new owner does John's memory proud.


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Originally, when Corbani's Dino was up for sale, I thought it would be snapped away in seconds. Surprisingly, it did not move for months. I believe the asking price was like 99K. very reasonable IMO. Probably, in my opinion, the American market is too keen on originality and mileage issues. Corbani was a true gearhead and did virtually all maintenance and improvements on his own. This sheds a light on the difference between the two markets on the opposite of Atlantic. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Just in case it's needed later, the SN and extra at sale time:

Ferrari 246 GT Dino
Year: 1972
Color: Blue / Black
SN: 04504

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USA version with AC. Had a 10" Momo steering wheel, Gotti 16" wheels, 7.5" wide front, 8" wide rear. Shod with Goodyear tires, 205/55 VR 16 front, 225/50 VR 16 rear. Replaced steering wheel with much larger Momo Prototipo. Replaced Goodyears with Falkens, same sizes.

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Was that car not featured in Forza a few years ago?
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Was that car not featured in Forza a few years ago?
Yes, about 2-3 years ago.

But Jon's car had a lot of modifications to it according to a prospective buyer I talked to who had the car examined. It needed a lot of work to get back to original if that was desired.
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