Gordon Raymond’s spectacular Ferrari 275 GTB leads a bevy of other Maranello beauties
The Ferrari 275 GTB has to be one of the most gorgeous cars ever made. Christmas is coming. I’ll take two please.
Gordon Raymond’s 275 GTB and rare AUSCA Alfa Spider go nose to nose.
Gordon Raymond writes: “I have shown and raced the GTB in vintage events since restoring it about 40 years ago.”
Gordon Raymond bought his 275 GTB in 1970-71, “slightly wrecked,” and he spent a couple of years on the restoration.
“My car,” writes Raymond, “is not a show car, but a driver. It is now as much a part of me as my Alfa Ausca spider. It is a keeper, the early 275 variation with the GTO style locker competition differential.”
Gordon Raymond says his Ferrari has more than 100,000 miles on it, with all components as new.
Bruce Sharer’s 1975 Ferrari which — take note guys — was purchased for him by his wife!
Russ Turner’s lovely Ferrari .
The great looking engine compartment of Turner’s Ferrari.
This ’75 Dino 308GT4 belongs to Californian Brian Harper. Now white, it was silver from the factory. i\It had four Webers, but now has Bosch Jettronic fuel injection from a Mondial. It also has a custom airbox made to fit and intake cams from a later 308. Brians says the car “Leaks oil from the front cam seal and sump, which proves it’s Italian and still very much alive.”
Harper’s Dino is much modified, including twin Pertronix ignition pickups, valve and belt covers painted wrinkle red, water pump modified to take a $30 seal from McMaster-Carr instead of the $130 Ferrari seal, and other mods noted in the other photo.
Sami Loumaranta, from Finland, adds this lovely Ferrari to his stable of Alfas.
John Schlichting, Jr’s 1992 Ferrari 348tb is “very non originale,” he says. People like to remind him of that fact … which, of course, is the kind of thing that led to SNO in the first place. We say welcome to the club, John. If your Ferrari is not originale, SNO much the better!
David Mitchell sent this nice shot from a car show in Australia.
Larry Felton’s 1994 Ferrari 348 Spider. Larry lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Bob Trzeciak, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, exercises his 1986 Ferrari 308.
The 1973 246 Dino of Dan Rhodes, Pebble Beach, CA.
Cathy & Tom Nyren’s Ferrari at the popular All Italian Car & Motorcycle Show in Alameda, California.
Tom Nyren with his great looking Ferrari.
Gordon Raymond’s way cool Ferrari story
Here’s a young Gordon Raymond in a vintage Ferrari. He writes that he bought and sold “old” (now vintage) race cars while in college (Sheesh! I worked in a paint & wallpaper store. Just shoot me now). Gordon mostly bought these cars on the west coast and sold them in the midwest or east. “I was working at Knauz Continental Autos on a college break, and Bill Knauz asked if I knew anything about old Ferrari race cars. I did. He had a customer in Wisconsin who had a 500TRC #702 and wanted a Mercedes. The Ferrari had not run in years; the engine reportedly seized. Bill traded the customer and I ended up with #702 not running. I took it home to find the Webers needed help and the dry sump had filled the cylinders with oil. Fixed the Webers, sucked the oil out of the cylinders and it fired right up!” Thanks to the wonders of the internet, I found the photo below showing #702 as owned by William Price four or five years ago.
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