I found your blog few days ago and I'm completely stunned with your stories about your Ferrari GTO #3987.
Those videos at Willow Springs and Mulholland are astonishing and the passion that you put in your writing when the subject is the GTO is almost touching.
I'm writing you from Portugal, I'm a huuuuge Ferrari fan and I would like to know please if it's possible for you to write about the GTO # 3987 since the first owner to the present, if you know the full history, of course.
It would be very appreciated and make me dream for a little while.
Thank you in advance.
My best regards,
Below you will find a history of GTO 3987 as compiled by the Barchetta website [250 GTO s/n 3987GT
]. There are four errors/omissions I can point out. The first is the indication that a 3.3 litre 250LM engine was installed in 1966. This is inaccurate. The LM engine was installed during Dr. Stuart Baumgard's ownership which began in 1972 after he acquired the car from Alain de Cadenet. The second is that two owners are overlooked entirely. The first is Mark Slotkin who bought 3987 from Otto Zipper. The second is William Reinhart (I'm not certain of the spelling) who bought the car form Mark Slotkin. I bought 3987 from William who had over-cooked the engine. The date given as my acquisition--1965--is incorrect and I did not take ownership of the car until 1968 if I remember correctly. Finally, according to Marcel Massini, the original GTO engine removed by Stuart Baumgard was reunited with 3987 by Don Walker.
There may be other inaccuracies of which I am unaware. Ed Niles
makes a further correction to the Barchetta information: "Otto Zipper was on Wilshire. Ferrari Reps of Ca was von Neuman, on Cahuenga."
This is a cut & paste from Barchetta: 62 - N.A.R.T. 62/oct/21 1st OA 1000km Paris, Montlhery Pedro Rodriguez/
Ricardo Rodriguez #1 Pourret p325, 326 1000km Paris p20, 23 62 - Mecom Racing Team, Houston, TX, USA 62/dec/02 1st OA 5 Lap Tourist Trophy over 2-litres heat, Nassau Roger Penske #85 62/dec/02 1st OA 25 Lap Tourist Trophy, Nassau Roger Penske #85 BSW p232, 233 62/dec/02 1st OA 5 Lap Governor's Trophy, Nassau Roger Penske #85 62/dec/08 5th OA 5 Lap Texas Classic race, Nassau Augie Pabst #85 C137 p55 63/feb/17 2nd OA 3h Daytona Continental Roger Penske #29 63/mar/23 4th OA
1st GT 12h Sebring Roger Penske/
Augie Pabst #24 250 GTO p72 63/may/25 1st OA Pensacola GT race Roger Penske #17 63/sep/08 8th OA
2nd IC Road America 500, Elkhart Lake Roger Penske/
Augie Pabst #7 C152 p51 63/sep/29 2nd OA 1st IC Lynndale Farms, Wisconsin Race, main Augie Pabst #2 63/oct/13 5th OA L.A. Times GP, Riverside Richie Ginther #211 64 - Otto Zipper Motors, Ferrari Representatives of Hollywood, Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, USA 64/oct/11 5th OA Riverside, Los Angeles Times GP Richie Ginther 65 - S. Mitchell, USA 66 - with engine 6045 250 LM 71 - Alain de Cadenet, GB 72 - Stuart Baumgard, Encino, CA, USA +213-981-0883 77/aug Pebble Beach Concours Stuart Baumgard 78 - Gaon & Stillmann, USA 83 - Don Walker, Dallas, TX, USA - restored 84/aug/23 International Ferrari Concours Don Walker 84/aug/25-26 7th Monterey Historic Races Don Walker 85 - Ralph Lauren, Long Island, NY, USA 02/jan/26 display XI. Cavallino Classic, class 16 Ralph Lauren 05/mar/16-jul/31 - displayed in the Fine Arts Museum, Boston, MA, USA