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PostSubject: Enzo Ferrari's Classic Mini?   21st February 2014, 00:26

Is this really Enzo Ferrari's Mini?





Could it really be this car?

http://maximummini.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/is-this-really-enzo-ferraris-mini.html?m=1

http://maximummini.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/who-coachbuilt-ferraris-mini.html

Alec Issigonis and Downton built this specially tuned Mini Cooper for their friend Enzo Ferrari, shown below with the man himself in a couple of interesting old photos:-




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PostSubject: Re: Enzo Ferrari's Classic Mini?   25th February 2014, 19:17

Enzo's Cooper 'S' - the plot thickens
"It did take a while before the promised pictures of the presumed Mini owned by Enzo Ferrari came in, but they have arrived after all. And I can tell you they appear to be in the favour of the car's history.
From what I understand from the paperwork, the car, an Austin Cooper 'S' with chassis number 552189, was imported to Italy on 12 December 1964. It was issued on a Modena number plate '116703-MO' on 29 January 1965. The price for which it was sold was 1.825.000 Italian Liras and the owner is clearly described as 'Ing. Ferrari comm. Enzo' at an address in Modena. The car kept the Modena number until 14 March 1970 when it was handed over to the next owner, a Carlo Navone from Turin who paid 500.000 Liras for it. As far as I can see there is no mention of a paint colour......"
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