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Ferrari GTO 3987 by Bernard Cahier
Over the years, I've seen a lot of photographs of my GTO in
various circumstances--even a few of the photos I took survive after I
found a stray Kodak Instamatic and sent the film it contained to be
developed. The photos I had taken of 3987 up in the hills near the
Griffith Park Observatory by a professional photographer were 'lost at
sea' and his negatives were not saved by his surviving family after his
One photograph captures a sense of 3987 better
than any other--a combination of circumstance, lighting, angle and the
intangible yet perceivable 'eye' of the photographer and I post it here.
Sent to me by Paul-Henri Cahier, it was taken by his father, the
legendary Bernard Cahier and is part of The Cahier Archive.
see a detail that had previously escaped my attention--the mesh screens
fitted into the D-shaped nose vents--which were long gone by the time I
owned the car. Also, the leather belts to secure the hood/bonnet are
still in situ as are the clear, plexiglass vents that were later
replaced by red metal.
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