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I was out driving on Sunday & came up behind an amaizing Ferrari on a country road in Westchester, totally by coincidence. It was a non-pontoon fender Testa Rosa. It had the license plate: Prova / MO 58. The car was magnificent. I had a fine but short conversation with the driver at a traffic light. I believe he said it was a 1961 model, one of the last.

Does anyone have any specific information on this car? I believe I have seen this plate before in a book. The car is left hand drive, had a clear hood scoop with 6 webers visible, is red, & has a fairing / headrest behind the driver. Also chrome, horizontally slotted grill behind the rear wheels.

I followed him for a while onto the highway & had my son snap some pictures on a disposable camera we carry. Will post pictures when the film is developed.

WOW!!!
 

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Yes, it was very exciting. I saw him from a distance on this 2 lane road & drove QUICKLY to catch up. I couldn't tell from a distance what it was, just low & red. He was smoking slightly from the exhaust.

The car also had a Conn. "dealer" plate mounted below the Prova plate.

We were just howling with excitement for the rest of our ride. He had the car up to about 80 on the highway.
 

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i suppose he didn't tell you the s/n?

but like the way you describe it it must be a TR61 like 0792 or 0794 maybe?

Westchester, where is that?
 

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EUH: next obvious question would be:New York City, where is that? Just kidding. It seems to me a bit odd: you tell us that is was a LHD car? But weren't the TRI 61 not RHD? Anyway, it must have been a great sight!
 

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hhmm, you are right both factory TR61's are RHD

and it can't be any of the 3 TR59/60's since i know for certain where they are and it isn't NYC, and also those 3 are all RHD's

come on Weber
get that film developed, so that we can see what it is :D
 

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Could it have been a replica, possibly based on a 'lesser' Ferrari?
 

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250GTO/64 said:
mchferrari said:
Could it have been a replica, possibly based on a 'lesser' Ferrari?
I guess it is. Apart from a number of 1958 customer versions of the
250 TR, all others were RHD.
also all customer cars where pontoon fendered, and he said this one wasn't and the way he describes the body, that does sound a lot like a TR59/60 but those are all 3 RHD's
 

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chance testa rosa meeting

Sorry for the long delay, folks. For some reason, the website here says that my pictures have too many pixels (are too large? ) when I "add an attachment". It will not accept them. They do look good though. I have 4 ready for posting as soon as I do some cropping, i guess. And I made a slight mistake. The old Italian plate number is Prova MO 45. The car is definately left hand drive. I'll get these up ASAP.

Thanks for your patience....
 
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