Join Date: Oct 2007
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,996
Digging for "D" history
When I bought "D" in early 2009, I received a big package of documents and receipts from ownership from the years 1992 until 2009 and today, also the car was bought Classiche certified. However the time before was unclear until a couple of years ago, when it was found out that Derek Bell was the first owner. Subsequently, with emails from Derek but even more with the help of Marcel I was able to get the original border and factory delivery receipts from Garage Francorchamp, when the car was delivered to Derek as well as the receipt when he sold it back to Francorchamp and sunsequently receipts fron Francorchamp to the second owner and when that one sold it back in '75. Very nice all original papers
. Subsequently I received a big amount of pictures from 2 pre owners from '92 to 2005, when they owned the car, as well as a Report from the well known Swiss car paper "Automobil Revue" in 2004, when "D" was portrayed. The 4th latest owner promised to send me lots of documents from his ownership as I finally was able to locate him. Now with ALMOST all books, papers, documents counting up to maybe 400 pages, the happyness grows by the day
. Well almost, as the time between '77 and '85 is still empty, filled with a Name of a guy in south France who I still need to contact. Hopefully, at the end, that timespan will be covered as well.
Present: 365 GTB/4, Scud
Past: 250 GTE, 250 PF (2), 275 GTBsn, 330 GTC, 456GT, 550, 360Stradale, 430Scuderia, F40, F50