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post #1 of 1 Old 06-13-2014, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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On the Jon Shirley 375MM spyder turned coupe

I have read Mr. Savona's story of buying this car for $500. Here's some date on the car berfore it was Jon Shirley's car:
0402AM 54/mar/20

375 MM Spyder PF, RHD
PF job no. 12573
DateResultEventDriver#Reference54/aug/21 - Roberto Rossellini, I - paid Lit. 4,000,000.-54/aug - Rossellini was with the car in Sweden 54/nov/30 - registered in Rome: "Roma 213712"55 - rebodied as Coupe by Scaglietti, all alloy, RHD FMT p46
C57 p22
Falb1 p17, 18
55 - painted metallic grey/red64/jul/21 - Mario Savona, 37 Via Liberta, Palermo, I6. - repainted green70/apr - Charles Robert, Paris, F for 200.000 Lire (8800 FF) Pierre Bardinon was not interested when the factory offered him the carC104 p24-2794 - offer from Coys $100.000 option and min $1.000.000 95/oct - Mark Ketcham, Mill Valley, CA, USA95/nov - J&M, LLC

But I was wondering, about that Coy's offer, does it mean, if you were interested you had to put $100K down to show your bid for 1,000,000 plus was real (in other words to weed out the Lookee-Loos?). Also whose idea was it to put the one off coupe body on it after Rossellini smashed it up in roadster form--or was Rosellini game for it because he didn't care as long as he got a Ferrari to drive when they were done? Did he have any input in how it was going to look? Am I the only one who thinks it was influenced by the 300SLR gullwings (or maybe Uhlenhaut hadn't converted leftover 300SLR roadsters into coupes yet...)
Thanks for any opinions,
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