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    I love the Fiat 126!
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    it was technically an FSM Niki
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    nice car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Pic 1: 330 GT 2+2
    Pic 2: 330 or 365 GT.
    Pic 3: 365 GTC/4
    some additions and corrections
    Pic one is a series 1 330 GT 2+2, (with the double lamps)
    Pic two is also a 330 GT 2+2, can't see from behind whether it is an S1 or S2
    Pic three is a 365 GT 2+2.
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    Thanks for the corrections. Decided no to check if I was right or wrong this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f6fhellcat13 View Post
    I didn't think road Ferraris were ever RHD.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer

    Early Ferraris (like most italian sportscars) were RHD because they believed it gave you better control. This changed in the late 50's and early 60's.
    Brand new RHD Ferraris have been retailed from Ferrari dealers in Oz since at least from the mid 1960s (ie: within my car-observing lifetime) and I've always presumed them to be authentic right-hook factory builds...?

    All of the depicted Ferraris in this thread are RHD and I wouldn't be surprised if many of these were sold here as new cars
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    Quote Originally Posted by f6fhellcat13 View Post
    Was this a coachbuilt/modified or a standard car?
    Definitely the former!

    Owner-constructed over a 20 year period from a (presumably severely damaged) 365 2+2, by the tall gent shown in pic #6 wearing blue shirt & hat. I forgot having met him before, maybe about 10 years ago, until I had walked away .

    But yet again proving a particularly friendly and approachable bloke, who's pride and enthusiasism in his creation was fully evident in his beaming replies to my questions:

    " I built it myself! " .. "Yes I did, just about everything " .. " I made that entire body, from bits and pieces, it's all my own work "

    In other words a genuine labour of love - not to mention artistic talent and quality workmanship - extending over decades which, when coupled to the I think extremely pleasing results, made this car so much more special and interesting to me than your 'typical' store-bought Ferrari.

    Honesty you couldn't pick it as being a home-built, in his shed, just sensational! The guy definately has a great eye for style and detail; perhaps the tail is not quite as deftly realised as everything else, imho, but overall an outstanding car with an equally amazing story behind it. Iirc even those sexy steel wheels are unique, bespoke, to this car

    And as an Aussie I had to smile when the owner pointed out an area of the bootlid towards the rear, and said:

    " See that bit there? That's off a Torana! "

    [see post #10 for other pics]
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    Quote Originally Posted by nota View Post
    Brand new RHD Ferraris have been retailed from Ferrari dealers in Oz since at least from the mid 1960s (ie: within my car-observing lifetime) and I've always presumed them to be authentic right-hook factory builds...?

    All of the depicted Ferraris in this thread are RHD and I wouldn't be surprised if some of these were sold here as new cars
    Of course, that's also what happened.

    I was just pointing out that early italian sportscar were RHD even for LHD countries.
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    ^^ No worries and thanks to you & Henk for identifying those pictured Fazz

    Any clues from our resident experts as to an ID for those Lancias in pic #1, and that superb MG in pic #9?
    (ie: not sure if its a TA or TC etc)

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    as soon as the USA became important for Ferrari, left hookers took over, and in fact most road cars from the fifties are LHD. Production models for the UK (and Oz) market of course could be had with RHD, but if you look at the classifieds in UK magazines, you'll notice that when a RHD car is on offer, the number of RHD cars made is often mentioned, and invariably it is a fraction of total production of that specific model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nota View Post
    ^^ No worries and thanks to you & Henk for identifying those pictured Fazz

    Any clues from our resident experts as to an ID for those Lancias in pic #1, and that superb MG in pic #9?
    (ie: not sure if its a TA or TC etc)
    1 & 2 Lancia Flavia PF Coupe
    3 & 4 Lancia Fulvia Zagato Coupe
    5 & 6 Lancia Aurelia B24 Cabriolet
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBrake4Rainbows View Post
    it was technically an FSM Niki
    Gee I walked right by that Niki without a second glance .. thought to myself 'this guy's a bit desperate showing his Polish built FIAT'

    IBR can you decribe some of the (obviously extensive) modifications?

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    my suggestion for the MG is actually a pre-war J2.
    And I would love to have a ride in that 1000 OTR, which seems to be prepped well above the standard specs...
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    Italians make the best motorbikes I reckon, so here's a few rarities for the vintage two-wheel fans

    1946 T2 Cucciolo

    The ancestor (first series & first year) of Ducati-built motorised bikes?
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