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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 13:09

Does anyone here have details of Jack Le Fort's sprint and hill-climb appearances in his Ferrari 250GTO/64 circa 1967-69?  The car was ex-Corrado Ferlaino, Dan Margulies - a winner at Boxing Day Brands 1965 - and it subsequently entered the collections of Neil Corner - who raced the doors off it - and Nigel Moores - who did not do so...

 

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#2 group7

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 14:06

Doug, I have a couple of images in my files of the Le Fort GTO/64, one black & white,  '64 Prescott, perhaps not Le Fort, bit early ? the car has roundels on it but no number, , another no date, Prescott, a colour  image, the car carries #103, and one more image, '68 Brighton Speed trials # 181, also no date, You most likely know these, as for results, I will look in my Ferrari books later. I'm off to have my hair cut for the first time in five months !

 

Michael, in Canada


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#3 Rupertlt1

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 14:59

Santa Pod, D Sports Production, 15.4.1968, A. Le Fort, Ferrari, 13.038 sec, 107.76 mph, record

 

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#4 Geoff E

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 16:48

Tunbridge Wells MC, Brands Hatch Sprint 28 Jan 1968 (3 laps) , FTD AC le Fort, Ferrari GTO

 

Harrow Car Club, Brands Hatch Sprint 4 Feb 1968 (2 laps), FTD AC le Fort, 2953cc Ferrari, 71.5 mph



#5 backfire

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 17:00

I remember the car at London Motor Club slalom sprints at Santa Pod around 1968.



#6 Guido22

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 17:03

Coming to a gavel near you......



#7 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 17:10

Doug,

The Vintage forum at www.ferrarichat.com may be able to assist.

Jack.

#8 pete53

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 18:01

1968  June 16 Prescott Hillclimb



#9 jtremlett

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 21:41

It was definitely at the Brighton Speed Trials in 1968 because there's a rather nice colour picture of it here: https://www.flickr.c...ndoz/5062256368 (make sure you view at the correct, quite small, size).  I might add that it is worth looking at the other pictures in the stream too although that appears to be the only one showing the car in question.



#10 Doug Nye

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:58

Coming to a gavel near you......

 

No it's not!  This Lualdi - Bulgari - Ferlaino - Margulies - Le Fort - Corner - Bamford - Moores - Hayashi - Owen-Jones - then long-time Whitten 'Longroof' car - one of the prettiest GTOs of them all - has long since vanished into reputedly failed-sale storage limbo...  

 

I've merely been asked to write something about the seven 'real' GTO/64s built.  I've had reasonable success unravelling the multiple Italian hill-climbing exploits of this example, and of some of its sisters, but teeny-weeny UK sprint outings are proving different matter, their entries and results even more obscured by passing time and diminishing witness availability.  

 

So thanks to everyone else here - your help and advice is very much appreciated.   

 

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#11 F1matt

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 11:56

That's an article I would like to read, although if it now resides in a hermetically sealed storage facility it is probably viewed as an asset rather than a toy which is a sad ending to the story.



#12 Patrick Sumner

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 14:26

Does anyone here have details of Jack Le Fort's sprint and hill-climb appearances in his Ferrari 250GTO/64 circa 1967-69?  The car was ex-Corrado Ferlaino, Dan Margulies - a winner at Boxing Day Brands 1965 - and it subsequently entered the collections of Neil Corner - who raced the doors off it - and Nigel Moores - who did not do so...

 

DCN

Doug, I have the results for the Chichester Motoring Club "Argosy" Sprint in '67 & '68 which have A.C. Le Fort listed.  Same as Jack Le Fort I assume.  I'll happily scan and send them.  How do I get them to you if you want them?



#13 Doug Nye

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 17:40

Ooh thanks very much Patrick, e-mailing you...

 

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#14 Myhinpaa

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 14:39

1968  June 16 Prescott Hillclimb

 

https://alodecals.fi...picture1103.jpg

 

Interesting choice of wheels..... 

 

https://i.pinimg.com...705612cc870.jpg

 

Prescott '67


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#15 ron54

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 17:57

J.A. Pearce. Wheels?

#16 Doug Nye

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 18:20

Exactly - stiffer, stronger and perhaps lighter than the original Borranis while providing the big bonus of being able to carry latest-generation, wide-tread, soft-compound Firestone YB11 tyres...

 

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#17 group7

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Posted Today, 17:27

Doug, the Le Fort GTO participated at the Duxford Sprints, 19? ?, there is a photo  that appears from that event, of the Ferrari, in Michael Hipperson's  "Let Them

 

stare" 2016,  also wrote  "Let them Stare...Again" 2017 I believe he posts here ? I think that's how I found out about the books ? He might have some results from

 

that event, I believe he participated with the GT40 he had, also took part at Brighton with a Ferrari.

 

Contact in the second book (2017)  is   www.istudio21.co.uk

 

Michael

 

you might find some results from some one like this  http://www.brightona...speedtrials.php


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