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#1 Thomas300SL

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 19:53

Hi,

Does anyone know anything about Ferraris in Spain in the 60ies. Many of the cars in Spain were imported by the dealer Rugico. I am particularly interested in 275 GTB in the Barcelona area and in Mallorca. Any period pictures would be great. Can anyone help.

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#2 Carles Bosch

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 22:18

Hi, Thomas,

I've several period photos of a spanish 250 GTO, free of copyright 'cause they are coming from a magazine disappeared already many years ago. If you are interested, I'll post them.

On the Rugico dealer theme, this name is absolutely unknown to me... :confused: 'thoug I'm from Barcelona.


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#3 Carles Bosch

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 20:59

Thomas,

I've found these pictures:



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'68 Arrabassada Hillclimb, Geni Baturone, 4th o/a



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'68 Montseny Hillclimb, Geni Baturone, 19th o/a



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'68 Girona Rally, Geni Baturone & José Mª Palomo, 2nd o/a



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'69 La Mina Hillclimb, Paco Torredemer, 1st o/a



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'69 Sant Bartomeu del Grau Hillclimb, Geni Baturone, 1st o/a



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'69 Sant Cugat / Tibidabo Hillclimb, Paco Torredemer, 3rd o/a



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#4 Manel Bar

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:15

Originally posted by Thomas300SL
Hi,

Does anyone know anything about Ferraris in Spain in the 60ies. Many of the cars in Spain were imported by the dealer Rugico. I am particularly interested in 275 GTB in the Barcelona area and in Mallorca. Any period pictures would be great. Can anyone help.

Thomas300SL


Hi,
As far as I know:
Ferrari 275 GTB, #08225, owned by J.MªJuncadella in 1966, now living in USA.
Ferrari 275 GTB, #08371, imported by Rugico in1966.
Ferrari 275 GTB, #08757, imported by Tayre 1n 1966.
Ferrari 275 GTB/4, #09225, 1966.
Ferrari 365 GTC, #12335,(1969 Barcelona Motor Show ), now in Spain.

RUGICO was an import company owned by prominent RUiz GImènez family. Later on, dealership changed to TAYRE. They use to import exotics like Alfa-Romeo, Ferraris and alike.
As you probaly know. J.Mª Juncadella was a gentleman-driver from Barcelona , co-founder of Escudería Montjuïc and owner of first Ferrari 512 S Spyder made (chassis #1002)

The nice images sent by our friend C.Bosch show famous GTO #4153GT during her late sojourn in Catalunya (1966-68).
Quite battered after intensive local hillclimbs and rallies outings, was lying dormant in a garage for some time until bought as a bargain by Mr. Delgado, a French mateur driver nicknamed "Gerald" living temporaly here, who completely restored to the original situation of 2 June 1963 i.e. Metallic silver colour and two side vents.
Curious the design of -non original- number plate. At that time, the import of foreign cars into Spain was difficult if you were devoid of right social connexions!.

#5 275 GTB-4

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 11:30

but we should have a 275 GTB/4 picture :)

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#6 Lola5000

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 21:16

ask Marcel on Ferrari Chat Line.

#7 275 GTB-4

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:09

Originally posted by Lola5000
ask Marcel on Ferrari Chat Line.


Yep...good idea :wave:

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 07:02

Steve McQueen's 275 -

 

http://www.express.c...ential-8million

 

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I would have thought converting coupe/convertible/coupe would have reduced the value.But no. £8m...



#9 Cynic2

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 21:01

"but we should have a 275 GTB/4 picture"

 

Oh dear.  I agree that we should, but this isn't a GTB/4.  The triple-laced wire wheels and lack of the four-cam hood bulge suggests it's almost certainly one of the 12 275 GTB/C's (in the 9000 serial number series).  They used a two-cam engine, essentially the same as used in the "250 LM" (which, save the first one, were all 275s).

 

Steve McQueen's 275 GTS/4 "NART Spyder" is in New York and has been for years, in a large very private collection.  There have been no major modifications to it since it left the factory.



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 21:48

"but we should have a 275 GTB/4 picture"
 
Oh dear.  I agree that we should, but this isn't a GTB/4.  The triple-laced wire wheels and lack of the four-cam hood bulge suggests it's almost certainly one of the 12 275 GTB/C's (in the 9000 serial number series).  They used a two-cam engine, essentially the same as used in the "250 LM" (which, save the first one, were all 275s).
 
Steve McQueen's 275 GTS/4 "NART Spyder" is in New York and has been for years, in a large very private collection.  There have been no major modifications to it since it left the factory.


but seriously, thanks...I am no Ferrari aficionado or anorak, just an admirer of the 275 GTB shape :love:



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 21:54

Steve McQueen's 275 -
  
I would have thought converting coupe/convertible/coupe would have reduced the value.But no. £8m...


Even if Steve had fitted a small block Chev and slush box and painted hot rod flames down each side (most unlikely!)...it would still be "the McQueen car" and still have gone for £8m...

#12 john aston

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 06:48

The fact that the overhyped icon had a 275GTB is almost enough to put me off them ; his race suit went for several hundred thousand dollars ISTR. But I fell in love with 275GTB when I encountered a parked one in a Leeds side street in 1968 and have remained besotted ever since- there is no better looking fixed head sports car. E Types? Pah.... :lol:  



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:49

Drove one once, it was like piloting an overpowered barge.



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:14

Even if Steve had fitted a small block Chev and slush box and painted hot rod flames down each side (most unlikely!)...it would still be "the McQueen car" and still have gone for £8m...

It hasn't sold yet.  The £8 million is just RM Auctions spin, trying to up the ante when it comes to the block in Monterey this summer..  



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 16:34

Drove one once, it was like piloting an overpowered barge.

 

I drove a 275GTB 4 cam in 1968 which I was told had belonged to Jack Le Fort in period.

 

It was something of a disappointment as it seemed to have low geared steering and relatively poor stoppers, possibly because it was shod with the 14 inch Campagnolo wheels which were standard I think.

 

You also needed 4 foot arms and two foot legs and it was not as quick or responsive as a 275GTB/C with the lighter twin cam motor and 15 inch Borranis that I had driven previously.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 16:37

Sadly not Spain but Essex..............this was mine 1971-74

The car went followed by wife No1

 

1966 long nose 2 cam ally body.............but then what do you expect for £2600 :p

 

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#17 Paul Parker

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 17:15

Sadly not Spain but Essex..............this was mine 1971-74

The car went followed by wife No1

 

1966 long nose 2 cam ally body.............but then what do you expect for £2600 :p

 

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Michael,

 

How did you find it to drive, I was disappointed by the 4 cam.



#18 hipperson

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 17:23

Thing was Paul I was 27 years old and you never saw another Ferrari on the roads then so it felt great

I found it OK after the Elan....it sounded nice but was not that quick

And I certainly never hustled it around bends



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 08:24

Following on from above.............

 

When did you drive the 4 cam Paul ?

In period they were pretty special...now pretty awful to drive I suspect.

A friend, racer Jeremy Richardson's dad had a new 4 cam in circa 1967 which I was taken out in ..it was pretty quick

Sadly not long after Jeremy was hit head on by a car in the GTB near Braintree...... (it later transpired the oncoming driver (RIP) had collapsed at the wheel)

Can you imagine the headlines on the day...truly awful biased reporting.

 

I covered about 8000 miles in my car.....pretty reliable except near home one day the rear bottom wishbone snapped...the rear wheel was banging on the wheelarch behind my seat.

The clutch slave cylinder failed in heavy traffic coming back from a Fordsport day at Brands in circa 1972

Without wishing to appear arrogant...I was following my GT40 which was on a trailer in front of me...I had been in a parade of Fords at Brands.

I alerted the towing vehicle......per chance we were right by a Service station

The manager there was so kind (Peter Young his name) and allowed us to diagnose the Ferrari fault on a ramp

We then took the Ford off the trailer....replaced it with the GTB and I drove the Ford the 50 miles home ( it was road registered)

 

That weekend is still etched on my mind over 40 years on....not just for the car agg but also for the pit lane popsy standing by the Ford

in a very short skirt on the start of the parade lap

 

Many many great tales attached to that car.....................

 

My current wife, much younger than I, often opines that I still live in the past......can you wonder why ?


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