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post #16 of 98 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 05:33 PM
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To my knowledge in the row downwards
Gran Sport without paint
*1.290*S = ex Car Discoverys, NL; engine 1294 ( ! ). I guess it's located nowadays Autohaus Mirbach, Germany: http://www.mirbach.de/main.asp?main=...pe=classiccars
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Blue-black *1.293*S ex Karl Ludvigsens, no original engine.
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red-black *1.294*S = ex Fantasy Junction engine no1.293 ( ! )

Rumors are talking about 7 cars made. In my personel opinion there were 10 or even a few more.

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Another? from the net
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I think 54-57 Ill have to check. #1292 .Possibly in Florida, Texas and Arizona thanks so much,David
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Boekman, I believe that the car you posted is #1297 the car out of Chicago that I originally saw for sale with the Alfa engine. Ill dig out some original pics for you. the car has had an "interesting" renovation note the painted aluminum trim around the windows. This car is one of the few where the headlights are fully frenched in with no trim ring. It was recently for sale at digitmotorsports and cave creek classics. You might check out the Bonhams website as they sold one for about 90 000 Pounds this summer.
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Another ?

No the red one is *1.290*S, the Mirbach car (with wrong italian numberplates).

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Interesting! Is this the same car advertised at cave creek and digitmotorsports? Which car is the badly crunched one from Tams site? Did you know there is at least one right hand drive model? Where is 1297? Thanks, David

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Cave creek and digitmotorsports ?

Never heard. Let us know what you know please.

An American racedriver "crumpled the car into a little ball."

Where is .... the needle in the hay ....

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Hmmm ... rhd in France?
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Hmmm ... rhd in France?
It's not that surprising. For whatever reason, at least in the '50s and '60s, Italian high-performance cars were often RHD, even though Italy drove on the right. Of the six series of the Lancia Aurelia GT, only the last three series were offered in either LHD or RHD--the S1, S2 & S3 were RHD only.

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I found some pics of the RHD car that was for sale recently. It has slightly inset front indicator lights as did the factory competizione RHD model in some of the Ludvigsen archive factory photos. It also has unusual taillights below the character line rather than the normal inset ones above. There is another RHD car with normally positioned markers that ran in the 54 Mille. Another tidbit or two. the original US report on these cars talks about them not being available with wire wheels but at least three of these used them in period. The von dutch egg crate grille on the Ludvigsen/Auriana car is seen on another car in period at the MM. I included a couple of pics including two of the ex DeBoer/Bucciarelli/Milo/Fantasy Junction car which I believe has numerous mods to make it more reliable for regular use such as Tilton clutch etc.
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Interesting thread.

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Moretti ... Did someone say Moretti?

Guess I'll have to prepare some information for this thread. As an introduction, please note that there is much confusion about production numbers based in part on Moretti's desire to have the bialbero-engined versions of their production (intermingled with the SOHC cars) accepted into the production GT category of the day. There is one homologation document that I found at Moretti that gives a hint at what they wished for the homologating authorities to believe but which can be shown (based on cars identified thus far) that is not entirely accurate .... or perhaps other games were in play as well?

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1952 Moretti 750 bialbero "berlinetta sport Mille Miglia" N. 823 without original engine.
1953 Moretti 750 bialbero engine N. 1289 (recently sold to owner of 1251s)
1954/55 Moretti 750 bialbero engine N. 1615
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John, Thanks for checking this thread out .I am looking forward to your input and any help you can provide. I know your and your fathers knowledge on this topic is encyclopedic. I remember seeing a twin cam engine at his house and a red and black coupe, I think it was rhd with a slightly larger body than the Michelotti coupes. It was steel but very lightweight and was not in the 1200 sequence of chassis #. It Looked like one of the Vignale 212 coupes with the very short tails. He also had some other tasty morsels laying around like a Giaur, a white Siata 300bc coupe (maybe the only one) and even I think a Nardi frame. David
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No the red one is *1.290*S, the Mirbach car (with wrong italian numberplates).

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The Mirbach car is the 1297. The 1290 has nearly finished a complete restauration and is the car on the sight by car discoveries. I'm the owner of the car.
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I couldn't stand it... remembering a car pictured in Road & Track magazine so many years ago. Is this it?
This Moretti 750 GS is now restored in Holland and for sale at 150000 Euros... the black and red one above that is.

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