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post #1 of 10 Old 08-30-2014, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Porfiro Rubirossa''s 250GT cabriolet

He crashed 1561 into a tree in a Paris park coming home after a party.From some views, it doesn't look like a total. I was wondering if anyone knows if it was sold, for what amount, as a wreck and then rebuilt and if it has been through any famous auctions since. It seems to be the car has a certain amount of bragging rights as Porfiro was a legendary lover
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-30-2014, 09:32 PM
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Certainly doesn't look like a total in our modern eyes, and judging from the photo's he would have lived if he had worn a seat belt.

But all evidence seems to be the car was destroyed or sold for parts. Don't forget, this car was 5 years old at the time - just a secondhand Ferrari - it was probably not economically viable to restore it, especially if the chassis was bent.


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Agree--a total back then wouldn't be a "total" now

..I was only interested because Porfiro was such a playboy, the owner of the car if it survived has certain "bragging rights" but on the other hand if Porfiro has been forgotten, those rights dissipated. I keep forgetting not everybody is as old as me.
I wonder how he died. The bottom of the steering wheel looks broken off, probably broke his rib cage and a bone punctured his heart or lungs.
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He did died in that accident. He was coming from a party celebraring that he won a polo match.
PD. Sorry for my English
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Dear Ed,

Where is your shot of a Rubirosa steering wheel which looks better?

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Interesting guy. The list of woman he had damn ....

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I'm assuming this one?
Dear Ed,

Precisely!

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The PF Cab that Rubirosa was killed in was 1561GT, one of the three pre-production PF Cabs.
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