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Hello Ferrari lovers,
You may enjoy my 12 Pininfarina / Ferrari wooden body buck / styling model photos from the La Idea Ferrari exhibit on the grounds of Forte Belvedere overlooking Florence Italy.
Included are photos of the body bucks for the 1966 365 P, 1964 500 Superfast, 1966 330 GTC, 1969 512 S etc.

Go to:

http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1157&pagenumber=1

Scroll down to my (Evan Smiths) posts, starting with "Pretty wooden bucks by Pinin Farina #1," read the backstory and or open the "attachment" (1 low resolution photo per attachment for online viewing). On page two of my posts is a photo of a mystery wooden Ferrari watercraft in venetian waters. Hint, it has central steering.

Best, Evan Smith
 

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L' Idea Ferrari exhibit

Hello Enzo,
Glad you liked the scanned slides, I have also have slides of the actual Ferraris in the exhibit.
Sorry but, what do you mean when you ask "are these for art only," and, "how much time does it take you to create a frame like this?"

Re. the "attachment"
This the gorgeous rear end of a '64 Ferrari 250 GTO series 2, the view most other drivers had of it. With the GTO, Ferrari won the world championship in '62,'63 and '64. Many consider the GT Omologato's to be most beautiful cars in the world. In '98 one of the three built sold for 6 million dollars, and a series 1 GTO has recently changed hands for $8 million!
Please do notice my Woody Jackson cow T-shirt in the attached picture, who says us "ugly Americans" don't have any fashion sense? I like how the long wire-wheel shadow kind of wraps around my reflection.

Adios amigos.

Woody Jackson @: woodyjackson.com/

Two more '64 GTO pictures and specs.
http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame.mv?file=car.mv&num=140&left=

History of the three '64 GTO's
http://www.barchetta.cc/english/All.Ferraris/summary/Ferraris.Overview.5551GT-5599GT.htm

Ferraris at Sebring in '64
http://www.barchetta.cc/english/All.Ferraris/Victories/Ferraris.Sebring.64.htm

Ferrari's at Nuerburgring in '64
http://www.barchetta.cc/english/All.Ferraris/Victories/Ferraris.Nuerburgring.64.htm

Ferrari's at Tour de France in '64
http://www.barchetta.cc/english/All.Ferraris/Victories/Ferraris.TdF.64.htm

lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/florence/attractions.htm


Best, ES
 

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Pininfarina / Ferrari original historic body "bucks.&qu

Yes, they are the original historic body "bucks" ("forms," "molds," "moulds") used to shape and fit the aluminum body panels. These were hand made cars.

You may want to check out the following coachbuilding site for some visuals:
http://www.hietbrink.com/
click on "Basis" in the upperleft corner to see a wire frame "mould," or click on "275 GTB, the mould is ready" in the bottom right corner...etc.

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Hietbrink has done some nice recovery work with his moulds. I don't think these are original moulds. I think he created them themselves with the help of the factory blueprints. Hietbrink can do some nice work. He is/was working on the ex-Brockett car and has done quite some nice work on crashed 250 cars.


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For clarification, the original "bucks" are the ones in my photos of the official L' Idea Ferrari exibit in Florence. I included the Hietbrink link because some of the pictures on their website do well to illustrate this method of coach building.

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330 GTC Speciales

The GTC body buck is for the five 330 GTC "Pininfarina speciales," which were built from 1967-1969 (not 1966?) chassis #'s 09439-10241
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/ferrarissime/MODEL/STRADALE/330GTCPF.html

:eek: 330 GTC "berlinetta" (a speciale) check out this wire wheeled black beauty
http://www.geocities.com/fgto288/330.html

The 330 GTC speciales are similar to the 365 GT 2+2 but prettier, in my opinion.
http://www.conceptcarz.com/folder/vehicle.asp?car_id=1321

Re: the wooden body bucks, the following excerpt came from the Pinifarina site:

That onslaught of ideas and shapes was augmented by the perfect support system. “Their collaborators often came from the furniture industry, so they were used to working with wood”, observes Tom Tjaarda, an American designer based in Turin since 1959, who worked at Pininfarina for several years. “That is why, when they made the wooden body bucks and styling models, they could easily translate what people like Pininfarina wanted into three-dimensional forms.” Ferrari 410 SA (Superamerica) chassis #0483 SA exemplifies Tjaarcia’s observation. First shown at 1956’s Paris Auto Show, it sports one of the 1950s’ coolest names, Superfast I.”.

Onward, ES
 
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