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Old 01-31-2004, 01:54 AM   #91
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Re: Automotive History trivia part III

1959 Ferrari 196 S Dino?
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Old 01-31-2004, 05:06 AM   #92
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Nope, it was a race car, and now they are easily worth over $1 million
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Old 04-28-2004, 07:11 PM   #93
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hmmm..... all I could find was that a prototype 250GT Cabriolet given to race driver Peter Collins in 1957 was fitted with disc brakes as a test by the driver himself and that was the first ever, though only an experiment. Soon after, Ferrari converted themselves a racing Testa Rossa to experiment more thoroughly but I cannot find when was the system officially implemented... (possibly the '59-'62 production 250GT Cabriolet w/discs was the first street car)
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Old 04-28-2004, 09:15 PM   #94
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Re: Automotive History trivia part III

Wow, long time till a response; the first ferrari with disc brakes was the 250GT SWB (shortwheelbase) models; Ive never heard of the example you gave, have a link to it?

Either way, give a question
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My link is this: "Classic Ferraris - the legend on the road" by Brian Laban (a book, so can't prove myself!)... however you are right about the swb being the first production car the discs were officially implemented (though it's not strictly a racecar... like most Ferraris in the old days)...

My question... how many chassis of the Ferrari F50 GT were built? (don't rush with the answer pay attention to my wording!)
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Old 04-30-2004, 03:29 AM   #96
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Re: Automotive History trivia part III

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Old 05-01-2004, 11:41 AM   #97
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2? no..... it's kind of a tough question I know.... if you check out my recent post in the F50 forum you'll see that F50 GT #3 is currently for sale so the answer is at least three.... remember I said *chassis* though... true Ferrari nuts should have a link to the very comprehensive site that has the info.....
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The answer to that is 6. Only 3 were completed into full cars though the other 3 were destroyed before final assembly

http://www.barchetta.cc/english/All..../SN.F50.GT.htm
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Re: Automotive History trivia part III

so whats the next question?
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OK, heres the question: What is the first American car that has a plastic body to be mass produced.

Hint: its not the corvette.
it was a buick man, a bitchin black buick with suicide doors and the tranny in the back. Aluminum v-8 IR set-up, overhead cams and a 180* crank. that's the one you were talkin' about right. that plastic car?

here is aquestion for you mister mediator. I have heard rumors about a company in the 60's that made custom 90* v-twins out of small block chevy parts please search archives for info, franks helpy.
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Re: Automotive History trivia part III

I've got one. Why do Porsches have the ignition key insert on the left instead of the right?
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:24 AM   #102
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I've got one. Why do Porsches have the ignition key insert on the left instead of the right?
actually, my porsches ignition key insert is on the right
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Re: Automotive History trivia part III

alright fine, there are some that have it on the right, but don't most have it on the left?
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I've got one. Why do Porsches have the ignition key insert on the left instead of the right?
came from the days in lemans when drivers had to run to their cars and start them with one hand while putting it in gear with the other
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Old 06-08-2006, 06:59 AM   #105
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ah, you got it.
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