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1967 Ferrari 250 MM Vignale Spyder Recreation Serial Number 10079

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Specifications

Make   Ferrari Model   250 MM Vignale Spyder Recreation
Year   1967 Serial #   10079
Engine #   10079 VIN   
Engine Type   209/66 Chassis Type   592
Build Sequence #   1 Number Built   1
Body Type   Spyder Body Builder   Watkins
First Owner   Albano Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

1967 330 GTC s/n 10079, re-bodied in the theme of a 250 MM Vignale Spyder. Finished in blemish-free Glasurit Dark Red and Silver, the same color scheme that was original to 250 MM s/n 0274. The interior is finished in Connolly Tan leather with medium brown carpets and a wood steering wheel. The original 330 GTC frame was modified to move the engine rear-ward ten inches. This results in better weight distribution than a 330 GTC while still retaining the wide stance, coil-over shocks, four wheel disc brakes and 5-speed transaxle of a much more modern Ferrari. The body is hand-crafted in aircraft aluminum to closely resemble but not duplicate a 250 MM Vignale Spyder. The entire car is several centimeters wider than a 250 MM to accommodate the more modern running gear, and the tail has been lengthened to hold the gas tank in front of the shock towers and to provide a spare tire well. The lights and the instrumentation are either original from 166 -250 series cars or faithful replicas. The seat frames and Connolly leather were fabricated and fitted by Lake County Upholstery. Driving lights behind the grill, a riveted fuel tank surround for the ATL racing fuel cell and Monza style fuel cap were installed. S/n 10079’s original 4-litre 300 hp type 209 motor has been updated with needle bearings for the rocker followers, a more aggressive cam profile, a 6-carb 40 DCN Weber setup with velocity stacks, the elimination of the oil cooler plumbing and the use of a MSD electronic ignition. Daytona racing headers made by Joe Alphabet were installed with Jet Hot coating. The original crankshaft was polished to standard specifications with standard bearings. Rods and pistons are original specification and four new cylinder liners were installed. While the engine was not dyno-tested, it is probably good for 330-340 hp.

S/n 10079 has just completed a nut and bolt inspection, and correction of a non-operational hand brake and temperature gauges, at Symbolic Service in La Jolla, California. At the same time the compression and leak down figures were checked, and confirms the engine is in excellent health with compression results between 150-160 lbs on all 12 cylinders, with not more than 6% leak down. Additional service work included a four wheel alignment, shift linkage adjustment, fabrication of a new grille, and attention to the clutch slave cylinder, for a total of $15,972.

History

Identified as 330 GTC. Destinazione Albano. Assembly sequence no. 261, body no. C0294. Fitted with a/c. (H. Raab "Ferrari Serial Numbers Part I, 2nd ed.").

As per FML color chart, car was originally argento (25090 A) with Rosso (3171) interior. Speedo was in KM and car came with aria conditiozionata (A/C).

1970, February, sold to Chinetti by Horacio Albano. (LCM check).

1973, 08 June, shown at the FCA Southeast Region Can-Am Meet, Road Atlanta, Georgia, USA by Louis H. Beall, Jr. (PH#37 p39).

1974, registered for FCA Annual Meet, Stone Mountain, GA by Louis Beall, Jr., Tallahassee, FL.

1974, 24–26 May, shown at the 12th Annual Ferrari Club of America Annual Meet, Stone Mountain Park, Georgia, USA by Louis Beall, Jr. (PH#40 p19).

1975, June, offered in the Ferrari Club of America News bulletin by Beall. Original silver with black leather. Wire wheels, a/c, all power. 21,000 miles. Everything authentic.(FCA News Jun 1975).

1975, 07–09 Nov., shown at the 2nd Annual Ferrari/Gainesville Regional Meeting, Gainesville, FL, USA by Louis Beall, Jr. (PH#47 p9).

1980, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issue # 0521 (FL). Black with burgundy & black interior. New paint, new interior including all leather, new exhaust. USA version with a/c, Borrani wire wheels. Low mileage, show condition.

1980, listed in Ferrari Owners Club Roster by Frederick H. Schrader, St. Petersburg, FL.

1982, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issue # 0709 by Wellington C. Morton, FL. Black with black & maroon interior. Rebuilt clutch hydraulics, new XWXs on Borranis, a/c, p/w. Tool pouch, manuals & cover included. No smoke, under 30,000 miles.

1984, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issue # 0902 by William R. Locke, West Palm Beach, FL. Burgundy metallic with black & burgundy interior. Three-owner car with only 32,000 miles. Excellent transaxle, no smoke from engine. Factory air, XWXs on Borranis, manuals & cover.

1989, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issue # 1420 by Autoputer, Hallandale, FL/USA. Red with black interior. Air. Full complete restoration.

1989, in FML with Autoputer. Red/black. Air. Full complete restoration. $350K.

1990, 06 Jan.–23 June, for sale in FML by Autoputer. Red with black interior. Air. Full complete restoration. $350,000, trades welcome, 12-year financing. Down to $315,000 in June.

1995, damaged by fire. Purchased by Brady Sadek, Chicago, IL, from Tom Shaughnessy and Jerry Bensinger.

1995–2005, rebuilt as a 330 GTC re-bodied to tribute the 250 MM Vignale Spyders.

2005, 05 June, at Ferraris on Oak Street in Chicago.

2006, at Ferraris on Oak Street in Chicago. Won Runner Up in the Classic 12 cylinder class.

2006, 14 June, completed 500 mile motor break-in period and underwent prescribed valve adjustment and head bolt retorque at Continental Auto Sports, Hinsdale, IL.

2006, 23 July, shown at Automobili Italiane, Itasca, IL.

2006, 17 Aug., sold to Continental Auto Sports of Hinsdale, IL.

Sold to new owner in Missouri.

Sold to current owner.

2012, 02 Jan.–27 Feb., serviced by Symbolic Service, La Jolla, CA. Nut and bolt inspection, repaired hand brake, clutch slave cylinder and the oil and coolant temperature gauges. Four wheel alignment, shift linkage adjustment and fabrication of a new grille. Compression and leak down check: compression results between 150-160 lbs on all 12 cylinders, with not more than 6% leak down. Fluids and filters service. Invoice number: 34345. Total invoice: $15,972.21.

2012, May, on consignment with Michael Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.