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Forum: Ferrari Discussion   02-08-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By Bitzman
Just for laughs, a fiction story on wife who buys Ferrari for hubby but falls in love

..with the car


Bobbi and the Berlinetta, a Fictional Story by Wallace Wyss | The Car Build Index...
Forum: US California   01-27-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By Bitzman
In search of film/TV producers who know Ferraris

The kind of bloke who can tell a Dino from a Daytona at 1000 yards. I am writer who wants to bring my action thriller novel to the attention of a producer. The book was briefly in print, reviewed by...
Forum: US California   12-11-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 870
Posted By Bitzman
fine artist offering blowout sale Ferrari paintings

Three in oil on canvas
Daytona Spyder
275GTS
and La Ferrari
$1000 for all three
and choice of 30 paper prints, five thrown in free , all 12" x 18"
Sample here shows paper prints, Any of them...
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   12-05-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By Bitzman
Alain Delon California spyder

Barchettacc.com says it was SN 1663GT but the California spyder coming up at auction in France said to be his is 2935GT. Barchetta does not list actor Gerard Blaine as the first owner.So did De;on...
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   11-08-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,070
Posted By Bitzman
Greg Garrison's 410SA 0671--any details on how he bought it?

I know this is years ago but one time I met this man named Greg Garrison, TV producer, who was displaying a Ferrari with tailfins. I thought it was a Tour de France 250GT but it was a 410SA , SN...
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   11-03-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 863
Posted By Bitzman
Mark Dees SN195EL coupe Swiss made Ghia-Aigle body

I read in a Larry Crane article that around 1965 he was about to buy it for $1500. But then he got distracted by the draft.Does anyone know where it went next and for how much? Dees bought the coupe...
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   10-25-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 75
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Posted By Bitzman
Don't forget Michael Jackson Daytona spyder

I saw this car at Modena Sports Cars in Hollywood sometime in the '70s. It had a roll bar
but the roll bar was elegantly shethed in a silver gray cover of metal or plastic. I think the car was red....
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   10-25-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,815
Posted By Bitzman
ex-Ken Starbird Comp Daytona 15985

I photographed it once when Starbird owned it but no chance of finding color slides in storage.
Anyway I guess it's established he trade two mid-engine cars for it, a smashed 250LM and a mid-engine...
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   10-22-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,442
Posted By Bitzman
dean Paul Martin's 412P-SN 0850

I saw this yellow car coming down Sunset Strip about 30-40 years ago. Recently I found out where he got it -- he bought the car from the Belgian distributor of Ferrari--Jacques Swaters. In going...
Forum: Current V12s: FF, F12   10-10-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,779
Posted By Bitzman
This predicting the future is not so easy....

So now it is not called the NART
but F60 America. They no longer need to tie in with NART.


--it will be blue


-the headrest fairings are"hollowed out" not full as in the Jaguar F-type
Forum: Current V12s: FF, F12   10-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,779
Posted By Bitzman
Does anyone know if the new NART spider has a working cloth lid?

I don't mean convertible top with all that folding metal, I mean a temporary top that attaches from the windscreen to the rear roof rollover bar? Similar to what was on the original Viper (which...
Forum: Current V12s: FF, F12   10-08-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,779
Posted By Bitzman
Is the NART F12 spyder the production version? We'll know on Oct. 12th

I read elsewhere that the car you pictured will be the basis for the NART spyder due for unveiling in Beverly Hills Oct.12th.
The limited edition will be made in an edition of only 10 cars just like...
Forum: Current V12s: FF, F12   10-08-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,779
Posted By Bitzman
Is the NART F12 spyder the production version? We'll know on Oct. 12th

When Ferrari has the unveiling of the new limited edition NART spyder Oct. 12th in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive,, I heard it will look like the prototype one off customer car you are showing. I also...
Forum: Ferrari Events & Travel   09-26-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,034
Posted By Bitzman
Rodeo Drive concours Oct. 12th Beverly Hills

Not really a concours per se. It's actually sales promo from sponsor Ferrari NA. Though it was initially referred to on the net as the 1000 car show I gather now only 60 Ferraris will be on Rodeo...
Forum: Dino Era: 206, 246   09-12-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By Bitzman
Dino competzione:has PF's selling price ever been disclosed?

It was quite thrilling to see this yellow Dino, an ex-show car bought by an American and fitted out for the street, in Carmel at the event where some Pebble Beach entrants drive a tour on the street....
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   09-12-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,804
Posted By Bitzman
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...
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   09-12-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 917
Posted By Bitzman
Underater Ferrari in canada? Which model? SN please.

In another Ferrari forum, I read today 3 pages of correspondence among forumites regarding a vintage Ferrari that is underwater in Canada. Maybe it fell off a ferry, who knows? But the...
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   09-10-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,880
Posted By Bitzman
I since saw a book on Bob Peak by his son in the...

I since saw a book on Bob Peak by his son in the library at Art Center College .In the book are two pictures of Fords designed by Bob Peak, one some sort of tiny economy car, the other maybe a...
Forum: Current V12s: FF, F12   09-08-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,779
Posted By Bitzman
Jaguar stole their headrest fairing or was it the other way around

Forget what it's called but up at Monterey I saw a new limited edition Jaguar F-type with one headrest fairing , I know they made it into a two seater for production but I don't know if it's going to...
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   09-08-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By Bitzman
Memorabilia question Thomassina gullwing coupe

I bought this tiny medium condition metal model of a gullwinged Ferrari that I recognized as one of Tom Meade's Thomassina series (I think there were four of them, all custom Ferraris). I was...
Forum: Current V12s: FF, F12   09-08-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 768
Posted By Bitzman
LaFeerrari memorabilia--painting of design drawing

At Monterey I saw a magnificent scale model, so I know the memorabilia guys are adding space for anything on LaFerrari. I made my own painting trying to capture the spirit of their design PR...
Forum: Ferrari Events & Travel   09-05-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By Bitzman
Palos Verdes concours Sept. 14th

Palos Verdes is a peninsula about 10 mles S. of LAX airport. If you missed Pebble, you might think about going to this event, which is very similar to Pebble in feel (cool air, view of ocean), less...
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   08-30-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,804
Posted By Bitzman
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...
Forum: 2+2: 365, 400, 412, Mondial   08-30-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,964
Posted By Bitzman
Any informal rating of who did best job converting 400 coupes to ragtops?

I noticed on the net that a Straman converted 400 , black on black, automatic, sold for only $22,000 at an America Auction Co. auction in 2013 which I consider dirt cheap. And I thought he was the...
Forum: US North East   08-30-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,307
Posted By Bitzman
Ferrari artist vacationing in NYC Sept. 19-22, will bring prints

I am coming to the Big Apple mid-Sept. for a few days. I could bring some 12" x 18" prints of my paintings of Ferraris, including the new La Ferrari, and have a little one man show at your office of...
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   06-24-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,249
Posted By Bitzman
NART Spyder chassis number 09437

I just saw this yellow car at the Friends of Steve McQueen concours in Chino Hills,CA
The show honored several cars that were either in McQueen's table or in his movies, like his Jag XKSS.
I was...
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   06-13-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bitzman
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...
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   06-13-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,125
Posted By Bitzman
former Steve McQueen NART spyder

I just saw the car a week ago at the Friends of Steve McQueen concours in Chino Hills,CA.
This is a question about 09437, one of two alloy bodied NART spyders (all the rest were steel).I saw it at...
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   03-18-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,580
Posted By Bitzman
250GT series I cab, ex-Porfiro rubirossa: Did Tom Meade buy it>?

I had an argument about this accident with my sister who knows nothing of cars but is detail oriented. I told her Rubirossa , a world class playboy who, in succession, married two of the richest...
Forum: Pre '69: 212, 250, 275, 330, 365   03-18-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 881
Posted By Bitzman
On the ex-Dr. Scher 330GTS SN9343

This car was found in 2013 I think, in a carport in Pennsylvania in a carport. It had suffered a fire that cracked and blackened the windscreen and no doubt burnt the wiring back in '67 when its...
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