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post #1 of 44 Old 02-08-2003, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Le Mans 365GT4/BB #18139#

Does anyone have digital pictures of this car. I found some on motorracingretro. It ran at Le Mans in 1977 as no 75 and in 1978 as No. 86. All pictures are welcome. Thanks. Tom
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post #2 of 44 Old 02-08-2003, 11:51 AM
 
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This is the ex-Michael Sheehan car, right? I think it is in many publications like Cavallino etc. You also might want to try Barchetta.cc

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Yes it's Ex Sheehans car. But looking for old pictures. Nowadays the car doesn't looks as pretty as then. Many pictures of the car can be seen at www.gogoracing.com. But only the car as it is today. If someone have scans of cavallino, etc please mail them.
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I have almost every Cavallino and will check it whenever I am with my collection next week. I think these are also the ones you are looking for:


http://www.barchetta.cc/german/Krael...095.KR.015.htm
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~ut1j-tnd...nart_comp.html
http://racingsportscars.t35.com/phot...-07-09-025.jpg

http://www.ferraris-online.com/Articles/FMLA_9610.html
(sheehans site, you could try asking him for periodical pictures)


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maybe of some worth.
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Last one. If you know of pics in Cavallino above 100, Forza, Ferrari World, Prancing Horse etc., let me know and I will scan it for you. at the moment I do not have the time to check them individually.

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Do you have Cavallino no. 8. In this magazine there should also be pictures of 18139. Please mail them if you can find them. Thank's

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Tried to attatch that one, but somehow it got lost.

Well, here we go again:
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This one is also out of a Le Mans book. Very nice. Got it from someone in Germany.
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Hi

This is one of my favourite cars! I recently ordered cavallino 47 when I found out it contained an article on this model.

There is a michael sheehan advert in other cavallino mags - eg. number 56 (page 7) - offering this car for sale. The picture is small but clear.

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Found another nice picture of this car during LM 77. The often I see it, the more I like it
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Hi,

I'm David Christian, one of Sheehan's drivers when he ran the car at Riverside. Here is a link to some photos, as well as a link to a photographer, Brent Martin, who got some shots at the race.

When Mike got the car, it didn't have the rear spoiler that we raced with. While testing at Big Willow, we added a crude spoiler to see how it helped the balance. When we saw it worked, Burt ( I think that was his name) made a more refined one at Mike's shop.

The car went out at about four hours into the six hour race, right after I finished my stent. The transfer gears that took power from the crank to transmission (under the engine) overheated and began to push off the end cover.

Fun car to drive. I, too, loved the photo of it with Milt at Daytona. I think it was the first Boxer race car. I think there was an article in AutoWeek about it at the time.

I'll look through my personal photos and see what I have. I don't think I have anything as nice as Brent's.

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David- Welcome to Ferrari Life. Nice to have someone with race experience on board. Your link did not make it into your post.

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Ooops!

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Thanks for the welcome. I was lucky enough to get into the Ferrari community in a pretty incredible era. Once, Steve Earle was giving me a hot lap ride around Riverside in his GTO....... and we were being chased by a GTO while we were chasing two more. Steve had ski racks mounted on his. Incredible.

Even then , I knew it was cool.

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Ooops!

David Christian's cars - Photo Gallery - Racing Sports Cars

Thanks for the welcome. I was lucky enough to get into the Ferrari community in a pretty incredible era. Once, Steve Earle was giving me a hot lap ride around Riverside in his GTO....... and we were being chased by a GTO while we were chasing two more. Steve had ski racks mounted on his. Incredible.

Even then , I knew it was cool.

Welcome David. Thanks for sharing your special experience with the 365 BB. How was the "road stability" on this 365 BB in racing with its rather special gearbox/engine construction ?

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David- That photo is amazing. Do not think I have ever seen one where you can see all the way through the car over the front wheels. Was this under heavy acceleration or was that just the way she rode? Seems like you would have had some pressurized air in weird locations.

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David- That photo is amazing. Do not think I have ever seen one where you can see all the way through the car over the front wheels. Was this under heavy acceleration or was that just the way she rode? Seems like you would have had some pressurized air in weird locations.
I'm guessing that was about half way around Turn Six, a relatively slow corner with pretty heavy acceleration at exit. The car didn't sit that high normally. Look how much room there is above the rear wheel, too. There is not much up front in the car as far as fender liners, that is one reason you see through it.

To comment on an earlier post, the high position of the engine over the transmission certainly contributes to body roll. Ed Swart, who now runs HSR West, the vintage racing group, was a professional race driver in Europe and was my co-driver. Ed was faster than I was in the car and he said it was challenging to try to drive it REALLY fast. Just being on slicks made it much better than the street car with XWX's, however.

I've driven lots of Boxers and Testarossas on track days and the key thing that puts the Testarossa way ahead on track is that it is one of the first street Ferraris to be designed on the wide low profile tires that are common now.

I prefer the Boxer aesthetically, but comparing both as stock cars, the TR is better to drive fast.

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Welcome: Look fwd to your pics.

I agree the car has some very interesting design implementations.

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Interesting, thanks David!

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