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post #1 of 15 Old 10-24-2011, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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Michalone/poor man's Stratos on the market

After doing the deal with Onno on his magnificently original Ferrari 365GT4/BB lhd, and after returning home after lots of travel since then (my new record, three continents in 24 hours with lunch at Grand Central Station, breakfast at Schiphol and dinner in Johannesburg), it is time to sell my Michalone.

I would like her to go to a good home and so am putting the word out to my fellow FerrariLifers before spreading the word further. Since acquiring her from Boxer in April 2008, we have enjoyed 20,000km of driving thrills together. I have spent over 40,000 on her in this time, backed up with a thick file of receipts, articles (including original sales brochure from 1975) and history going back to 2006 when Boxer acquired her. All important work from a reliability point of view has been done: motor completely rebuilt in 2009 with new forged pistons and heads converted to run on unleaded fuel; radiator recored with new fans; suspension rebushed; new fuel, oil and water lines fitted; Birdman fusebox installed; wiring redone as necessary and original Dino spacesaver spare wheel sourced and fitted. During a 17 hour, 1200km drive home as part of my recent 4500km drive to the Ferrari factory, I had lights on, wipers working, sat nav on while crawling through the rain in heavy traffic and she never missed a beat.

This is the fourth 308 GTB built, completed in September 1975 and delivered to her first owner in Berlin in April 1976. One of approximately 450 Euro-spec vetroresina's built in lhd and dry sump, 4 carb motor. Period Zender body kit fitted and brought up to Group 4 spec by me during 2009 and 2010 including: new Stratos Group 4 rims (15 x 8" front and 15 x 12" rear with new Michelin TB tyres fitted in October 2009, 215/50 front and 335/35 rear), Flared rear in Group 4 style to accomodate wide rear tyres; aircon removed (in a box will come with car) and modern radio removed.

Body good, no rust (in chassis or in door frames, body is fiberglass), interior good in crema leather with non-original lightweight black carpet fitted, mechanically brilliant. Took her for a great 200km drive this past Saturday, fired up after a month of sitting since returning from Ferrari factory visit.

Formerly licensed and registered in Germany and Portugal, currently licensed, registered and located in the Netherlands. Prices for the few for sale in Europe seem to be around the 70,000-95,000 mark. I am looking for 72,500. Please pm me if interested.
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post #2 of 15 Old 10-24-2011, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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Engine rebuild and rear flare...
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David, thanks for that comprehensive, very transparent and upfront "no if and when's" offer. I'd love to have your a car in my garage, which unfortunately is already occupied. But be assured that I will inform people in my circle to take notice of your car now offered.

Present: 365 GTB/4, Scud
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Thanks for your kind words, 212Export. I would like her to go to a good home where she will be driven far and fast as I have done. In fact a large percentage of the km we have covered have been enjoyed on FLED 2 Swiss passes,FLED 3 Wales and FLED 4 England!

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Very pretty 308, and since she is way over the age limit, exportable to the US with no DOT or EPA requirements, just import duty.

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I'm in love

+1 on what Terry just said. That is an incredible looking car. I'm a fan of bronze wheels on red cars and yours is perfect!
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post #7 of 15 Old 10-28-2011, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your kind words, Gentlemen. I think rossa corsa paintwork with gold rims is so 1960's and 70's Ferrari F1 and sports prototypes...
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Very pretty 308, and since she is way over the age limit, exportable to the US with no DOT or EPA requirements, just import duty.
Just 2.5% to bring it into the US now.
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Very very handsome looking example.
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Very very handsome looking example.
That it is. Extremely well cared for as well.
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She's a babe. Beautiful example. Looks fantasic
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post #12 of 15 Old 10-31-2011, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your kind words Gentlemen. My heart beats faster each time I see her and drive her. Unable to walk away without turning around to admire this beauty. Only reason for selling is this time warp 365GT/4 BB that is sitting out my specialist waiting to be brought back to life kindly offered to me by Onno.

On Saturday I detailed the exterior before joining Onno for a Champagne toast on his magnificent yacht. The sun came out on the drive home, the golden light presenting a great photo opportunity...
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Then on Sunday morning I treated the interior to her annual leatherfood to keep the trim supple and clean. Followed by another great drive.
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While detailing the Michalone I noticed a plate in the front trunk that included the GTB's details in German including chassis number. Must have been a requirement when the car was first sold in Berlin in April 1976? Also found the engine number in the engine bay, number 31 it seems.
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The Michalone looks fantastic and it will be a very lucky owner who becomes her new custodian. Good luck with the sale and with your new BB project!

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