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post #741 of 787 Old 05-21-2018, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Please see the Gooding and Co. Pebble Beach auction advertisement in the July issue of Sports Car Market.

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Noooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I am sure that was a very tough decision.
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I thought you would be going to your funeral in that car, Admiral.

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Please see the Gooding and Co. Pebble Beach auction advertisement in the July issue of Sports Car Market.

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Sports Car Market arrived in the mail yesterday. Was planning on reading it last night but was too tired. First thing I'm doing when I get home is look at it..
Being one of the most respected and admired individuals on this form, would you enlighten the rest of us on the motivation for this move? You have had this car since you were a young man.

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Dear Kim,

Since you asked for the motivation behind the decision I will share my thoughts.

As a 24 year old bachelor living in the 1960 Northern California car culture I enjoyed driving my MGA on local autocross courses and SCCA driving school on the Cotati race track. When the opportunity arose to be able to acquire a more powerful racer with a Ferrari name badge, I did it without any thought of the cost consequences of trying to put such a car back in drivable condition. Although the Navy moved me around the globe, I did get to race the car on both coasts, which was the basic reason for buying it in the first place. By 1968 and a move to Hawaii, the car clearly was no longer competitive, and was stored and not driven. In 2000 a family discussion arose concerning what to do with this old race car. Since 1986 we had tried to piece together the history of the car and as a result of the conversation decided to bring it back to as close to original condition as possible. That conservation effort took all my savings and eight years of work. (Do you notice a pattern of financial naiveté here?) When the car was finished we took it to Pebble Beach where wonder of wonders it took 1st in Class of Comp Ferraris and the Enzo trophy for best Ferrari on the field and was judged as a 100 point car. Unbelievable! Since that premiere show it has entered 17 more concours events and earned 31 trophies including six best of show awards. The best part of the shows is the opportunity to do what Peter Mullins calls “educational outreach” as so few people know about the early Ferrari history of the four cylinder race cars. In the past several years I have been able to track the car at places like New Jersey Motorsport Track, Road America at Elkhart Lake and most recently over two hours on the great Laguna Seca racetrack. Locally I drive to the Cars and Coffee in Santa Fe or Tesuque. Driving in city traffic is becoming more tense and problematic as the value of the car has gone up, and the insurance cost is considerable. These things have changed since 1963 when I drove it nearly 3,000 miles from Oakland, California to Bayonne, New Jersey.

Looking back over the past 58 years I have done more than I ever had imagined with this car and about a year ago came to the conclusion that it was time to move on. Now someone else needs to take over the custodian role to enjoy and care for this car.

It is time.

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Admiral- Eventually something worth $20M just gets too expensive to insure and keep. Hope you get a good price for your blue girl friend and she goes to a good home or museum.

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Robert,
Thank you for the explanation. Your passion has been very inspirational from the day I came to this site looking for information. As I have said before this was a love story between a man and his machine and I will be closely following the sale of your car. I'm amused and flattered you know/found my name. I try to keep a low profile. The boy from the Jungle Book.

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Here is the advertisment: Not sure why it is rotate; please turn heads 90 degrees to the left.

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Congratulations

Taking a hobby to this level is amazing - let's be honest there is no one who will be able to fill your seat in a like manner.

Proud to have shared the track at Road America with you in Wisconsin and meet you your wife and the car over that weekend.

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Good luck with the sale, Admiral - best pension fund you could have bought!

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Congratulations

Taking a hobby to this level is amazing - let's be honest there is no one who will be able to fill your seat in a like manner.

Proud to have shared the track at Road America with you in Wisconsin and meet you your wife and the car over that weekend.

All the best!
Dear Doug,

Thank you for the kind remarks. I will always remember the helpful "push" you gave me through turn 12 at Elkhart, although I think you could have been tighter on the apex...

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Dear Dinosaur followers,

At your convenience please check out:

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Dear Dinosaur followers,

More verbiage at: https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/19...ial-series-ii/

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Dear Doug,

Thank you for the kind remarks. I will always remember the helpful "push" you gave me through turn 12 at Elkhart, although I think you could have been tighter on the apex...

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Watched the video with my wife who was present when we all met in town with the cars lined thru the streets it's one of our most memorable weekends. Wife suggested I bid on the beautiful car but did not have the heart to tell her it may go near Terry's number.

... and Robert we both know you had just passed me

Would like to have that framed - do you recall who took the picture.

Guessing it was Lucas Scarfone.

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Dear Doug,

You would make a great next custodian!

The photo in question was taken by Daniel Mainzer at [email protected],net.

I bought his CD with this photo which may be seen in full res at https://www.dropbox.com/s/yq4g4nqdoa...0copy.JPG?dl=0

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Dear Doug,

By the way, that policeman really backed us up some, I was wary about passing him...

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Dear Dinosaur followers,

Not to bore you with more stories but I think this piece is quite well written.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/th...es-up-for-sale

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Dear Dinosaur followers,

Not to bore you with more stories but I think this piece is quite well written.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/th...es-up-for-sale

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Agree, wonderful piece.
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