Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by derelict, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. derelict

    derelict Mu-43 Regular

    May 5, 2015
    So, took a class where the subject was a (1 of 2 ever) 365P Berlinetta Speciale. History: It was one built for Chinetti, the head of Ferraris NART. It is an enclosed body on his race car, the 365P2. It is unique in that it is a three seater, with the driver in the middle of the car, as he would have been seated when it was a race car. He drove it, but complained about it having no air conditioning and traded it for a different car. It was sold a few times, and then came back to the Chinetti family. Here are the ones I took with my EM10. I have a few more but I need to get my film developed first.

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  2. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    It makes me think of the Dino.
  3. The Ferrari is cool...but really want to know about the Corvette Grand Sport that's in a few of those shots. Is it for real and not a repro? The engine sitting next to it looks right with the Weber carbs on that intake. What a piece to drool on if it's one of the real ones.
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  4. JDS

    JDS Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 11, 2014
    San Francisco, CA
    David Schultz
    Wow, I saw that car on auction at Pebble Beach last year- amazing! How did you get your hands on it to shoot?! Such an incredible car, it does look like a big, three across Dino.
  5. derelict

    derelict Mu-43 Regular

    May 5, 2015
    It looks like a big Dino and that is no accident. This was a year or two before the Dino came out. Pininfarina carried a lot of the cues over. I am not really a Ferrari guy to be honest. They really do not do anything for me. This was, however, a pretty interesting car to poke around as it is the only one publicly accessible, the other being in the president of Fiats private collection.

    The car is at the Simeone Foundation museum in Philadelphia. They have been hosting photo classes and pull cars out to demonstrate different things. If you have not read about or been to, you need to go. It is like going to church.

    The V8 in the background there does have the crossram Weber set up on it and goes with the Vette. As for the Vette, all of the cars he has are originals. No kits. I do not know much about it as Corvettes do not really interest me all that much but it is pretty awesome looking. I can get more shots of both Grand Sports that he has there.
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  6. Thanks for getting back here with that info. You're a very lucky guy to have that facility at hand. The Grand Sport is one of the finest examples of what the "black ops" guys at Chevrolet were able to accomplish...until the corporate guys found out. GM had accepted a general ban on all motorsports participation, which didn't settle well with some of the sportier minded employees. And so they endeavored to persevere...and they created the GS. Had these cars been allowed to be thoroughly developed and raced, Carroll Shelby and the Cobra wouldn't have had the field day that they did. Such is life. My interest here partly comes from seeing the car that preceded the GS...the '59 Stingray prototype an outdoor car show a couple of months ago. I had posted some pics. Don't overlook this car...there's some history there. It appears to be #002 in the series. More about that here..
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  7. derelict

    derelict Mu-43 Regular

    May 5, 2015

    It is indeed number 002. Philly is not that far of a drive for you, depending upon where in NY you live. Would be worth it. The collection is housed VERY close to the airport as well.

    I can capture a few more photos of it next month.
  8. That would be great...I'd love to see more of that car. If possible, I'm sure there are some folks over on the Show Cars forum that would enjoy them also. That's where the '59 Stingray shots are posted. I'd heard of the Simeone Museum..haven't been there, but ironically used to go to Philly once a year in April for about a week and always stayed out near the airport...who knew?
  9. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    It's an interesting museum. All classic race cars and usually a special show as well. I think they have three Alfa Romeo 8Cs and even a racing Hudson Hornet.

    They periodically take a few cars out and drive them around out back for the public. Not very quickly though, but you get to hear them run.
  10. derelict

    derelict Mu-43 Regular

    May 5, 2015
    It wasnt opened to the public until 2008 I believe. I came about it through an episode of Chasing Classic Cars. Watched it and then started to wonder why the hell I had never heard of it before. Went there wholly unprepared for what I saw. The photo classes that are offered give you a way to gain access to the cars on a more personal level. Dr. Simeone is a stand up guy for offering these classes.

    The last class is in December. The guest speaker is Michael Furman. Looking forward to that one.
  11. Very nice to have that kind of facility near you. Looked at the web site and was amazed at the line up of cars. We have a smaller museum here in Saratoga Springs that's run by a very active group of car guys. They put on several shows outdoors with the best ones in association with Hemmings Motor News. I get those dates in early on my Google calendar. I gather, with your location, that you must get over to Hershey once in a while. I've heard that they have some of the best shows in the northeast.
  12. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing


    Seriously cool photos.
  13. derelict

    derelict Mu-43 Regular

    May 5, 2015
    It is a good two or so hour drive plus tolls for 95 BUT completely worth the trip.

    Hershey is awesome. I started going to the Concours two years ago. I will go, hopefully, every year. Here are some photos from them:
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  14. Nice work there. Those shows can be a gold mine...if you can deal with all the people walking into your shots. Gotta be patient.
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