What an ass!

Albertporter

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I owned it, bought through a custom car shop that serviced it.

The car owner was big wheel for local newspaper. I was told it’s a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta. I know for sure it had a hand made aluminum body, so soft you dare not lean on a fender.

That photo was taken in the driveway of my parents home. If you look closely note the steering wheel is on the right. Assume it was built for GB market.


Anyway I sold it after less than six months, never got accustomed to the right hand drive and left hand shift.
 

Hi-FiGuy

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I owned it, bought through a custom car shop that serviced it.

The car owner was big wheel for local newspaper. I was told it’s a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta. I know for sure it had a hand made aluminum body, so soft you dare not lean on a fender.

That photo was taken in the driveway of my parents home. If you look closely note the steering wheel is on the right. Assume it was built for GB market.


Anyway I sold it after less than six months, never got accustomed to the right hand drive and left hand shift.
Zagato maybe, not a Berlinetta. The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinettas are some of the most expensive sought after cars in the world. A client sold his for 54 million USD a couple years ago.
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Albertporter

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I was infatuated with the appearance, never owned a foreign car before that Ferrari. I was very young and the car was very cheap by comparison to numbers I see today. Memory could have faded or I was told wrong. The shop that had it was custom but mostly American hot rods.
 

accwai

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I was infatuated with the appearance, never owned a foreign car before that Ferrari. I was very young and the car was very cheap by comparison to numbers I see today. Memory could have faded or I was told wrong. [...]
With all the possibilities being thrown around here, $1m is pretty much rock bottom for the currently going price. Should have kept it regardless :)

Now speaking of right-hand drive, met a Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD in the street yesterday. It's a regular version so it's left-hand drive. But WRC Group A homologation edition Celica GT-Four can be seen listed once in a while. Those are right-hand drive/left-hand shift almost without exception. And they're usually dirt cheap for what they are. If one of these falls on my lap, I'm not going to be picky about driver side etc...
 
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