330 America 5109

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Sean Bramhall
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330 America 5109

Post by Sean Bramhall » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:39 am

Hi Looking for information on this car can you help UK buyer

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Sean
How many Ferrari's do you have to collect to be a collector 64 330GT (6155), 90 Testerossa, Austin Healy 100-6 911 964RS a merc SL280,SL500 pagoda Morgan plus 4 Bentley S3 and Brooklands oh Wife say's I've got MAD CAR Dieseeeeeee

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Yale
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Re: 330 America 5109

Post by Yale » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:52 pm

That was John Bond's 330 America, I assume you know all this?:

S/N 5109 has two interesting histories. The original owner was John Bond, the founder, editor and publisher of Road and Track magazine. Mr. Bond owned the car for 15 years and regularly drove it between his homes in Los Angeles and Palm Springs. His notes, letters and service records are a part of this sale. In those notes he speaks glowingly of the 115 mile drive between San Bernardino and Palm Springs taking about an hour and 15 minutes or, an average of 100 MPH. Between 1978 and 1988 there were two other owners who drove the car very little and then it was sold to a Seattle investor who kept it in heated storage for 10 years. S/N 5109 has a total of 35,000 original miles. The present owner acquired the car in 1998 and after enjoying the thrill of his first Ferrari decided to take the 330 America into the world of vintage racing. Off came the bumpers, the headlights and other weighty objects. In went a full roll cage, Recaro seat, Sparco wheel, heavier sway bar, bigger radiator, fire systems, five-point harness, a true five-speed transmission, Campagnolo alloy wheels and much other competitive equipment to make the 330 America safe, race-compliant and competitive. Over $35,000 was spent on race preparation alone. And competitive it was. In two years of vintage racing with the highly organized (and competitive) SOVREN group in Seattle, S/N 5109 took in two wins, three seconds and three thirds, all with a driver new to the sport. It was a great crowd pleaser.
1964 330GT #6097

kare
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Re: 330 America 5109

Post by kare » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:56 pm

Would be interesting to know the engine number as stamped on the bell housing (top left side). This is one of the few that is still missing in my data, should be a 17xx..18xx-number with suffix /62E.

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