- Hello Stephen,
I found your blog few days ago and I'm completely stunned with your stories about your Ferrari GTO #3987.
Those videos at Willow Springs and Mulholland are astonishing and the passion that you put in your writing when the subject is the GTO is almost touching.
I'm writing you from Portugal, I'm a huuuuge Ferrari fan and I would like to know please if it's possible for you to write about the GTO # 3987 since the first owner to the present, if you know the full history, of course.
It would be very appreciated and make me dream for a little while.
Thank you in advance.
My best regards,
Below you will find a history of GTO 3987 as compiled by the Barchetta website [http://www.barchetta.cc/english/all.ferraris/Detail/3987GT.250GTO.htm]. There are four errors/omissions I can point out. The first is the indication that a 3.3 litre 250LM engine was installed in 1966. This is inaccurate. The LM engine was installed during Dr. Stuart Baumgard's ownership which began in 1972 after he acquired the car from Alain de Cadenet. The second is that two owners are overlooked entirely. The first is Mark Slotkin who bought 3987 from Otto Zipper. The second is William Rinehart who bought the car form Mark Slotkin. I bought 3987 from William who had over-cooked the engine. The date given as my acquisition--1965--is incorrect and I did not take ownership of the car until 1968 if I remember correctly. Finally, according to Marcel Massini, the original GTO engine removed by Stuart Baumgard was reunited with 3987 by Don Walker.
There may be other inaccuracies of which I am unaware.
Ed Niles makes a further correction to the Barchetta information:
"Otto Zipper was on Wilshire. Ferrari Reps of Ca was von Neuman, on Cahuenga."
This is a cut & paste from Barchetta:
|62 - N.A.R.T.|
|62/oct/21||1st OA||1000km Paris, Montlhery||Pedro Rodriguez/ |
|#1||Pourret p325, 326 1000km Paris p20, 23|
|62 - Mecom Racing Team, Houston, TX, USA|
|62/dec/02||1st OA||5 Lap Tourist Trophy over 2-litres heat, Nassau||Roger Penske||#85|
|62/dec/02||1st OA||25 Lap Tourist Trophy, Nassau||Roger Penske||#85||BSW p232, 233|
|62/dec/02||1st OA||5 Lap Governor's Trophy, Nassau||Roger Penske||#85|
|62/dec/08||5th OA||5 Lap Texas Classic race, Nassau||Augie Pabst||#85||C137 p55|
|63/feb/17||2nd OA||3h Daytona Continental||Roger Penske||#29|
|63/mar/23||4th OA |
|12h Sebring||Roger Penske/ |
|#24||250 GTO p72|
|63/may/25||1st OA||Pensacola GT race||Roger Penske||#17|
|63/sep/08||8th OA |
|Road America 500, Elkhart Lake||Roger Penske/ |
|63/sep/29||2nd OA 1st IC||Lynndale Farms, Wisconsin Race, main||Augie Pabst||#2|
|63/oct/13||5th OA||L.A. Times GP, Riverside||Richie Ginther||#211|
|64 - Otto Zipper Motors, Ferrari Representatives of Hollywood, Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, USA|
|64/oct/11||5th OA||Riverside, Los Angeles Times GP||Richie Ginther|
|65 - S. Mitchell, USA|
|66 - with engine 6045 250 LM|
|71 - Alain de Cadenet, GB|
|72 - Stuart Baumgard, Encino, CA, USA +213-981-0883|
|77/aug||Pebble Beach Concours||Stuart Baumgard|
|78 - Gaon & Stillmann, USA|
|83 - Don Walker, Dallas, TX, USA - restored|
|84/aug/23||International Ferrari Concours||Don Walker|
|84/aug/25-26||7th||Monterey Historic Races||Don Walker|
|85 - Ralph Lauren, Long Island, NY, USA|
|02/jan/26||display||XI. Cavallino Classic, class 16||Ralph Lauren|
|05/mar/16-jul/31 - displayed in the Fine Arts Museum, Boston, MA, USA|