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#1 sandy

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 01:59

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This is a poor photograph but of a pretty rare racing car - the Burano Grand Prix car, which DSJ labelled in his "The Racing Car Pocket Book" as being notorious. Was this fair comment?

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#2 sandy

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 03:02

Although they could not have been that "notorious" if the likes of Gino Borgesa and Carlos Chavez drove them. However it is probably significant that Stirling Moss, for one, was never heard to even speak of the Buranos so there must have been something that set them apart.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 10:06

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In this poor photo of the engine of a Burano the exhaust pipes seem odd. Is this usual?

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 10:25

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In this second (and also poor) photo of the Burano exhaust pipes, they appear to be quite different to those in the preceeding Burano photo. Any thoughts on this?

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 11:47

The most likely explanation is that more than one car became a "Burano". I know of the Maserati-Plate courtesy of Jenks's Racing Car Pocketbook I have also seen a suggestion that a Ferrari 500(?) may have also been used for some shots.

Twinny, could you please merge the recent Burano threads as there's no need for three (four including errors) separate threads.

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#6 David McKinney

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:00

Some of the Buranos were rebodied Plate-Maseratis, others rebodied 4CLTs
And maybe a Ferrari or two as well

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:31

Wasn't the Burano a Maserati 4CLT-48 "in new clothes"? If so, nothing unusual about the exhaust.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:45

Twinny, could you please merge the recent Burano threads as there's no need for three (four including errors) separate threads.

I second that! I was somewhat annoyed to find a NEW thread about Burano EXHAUSTS when the original Burano thread just a few days ago would've been a perfect place, but TWO threads about Burano exhausts is simply ridiculous!

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 16:57

This is a poor photograph but of a pretty rare racing car - the Burano Grand Prix car, which DSJ labelled in his "The Racing Car Pocket Book" as being notorious. Was this fair comment? ...

In his Book DSJ writes that the Burano was a Maserati converted by Enrico Platé for the MOVIE Those Men are Dangerous... :wave:
That may be the reason why famous men like Alberto Ascari or Juan Manuel Fangio..... never won a Grand Prix with it??? :rotfl:
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