13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. XVIII)

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22nd Apr, 2013

1. Hot Wheels: Found! (sitting in a Barn for 30 years)

A 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS with 2,910 miles, a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona with 9,752 miles and a 1977 Maserati Bora Coupe with just 978 miles were all found in the dusty Texas barn pictured below. According the Californian auction house, Mecum, which auctioned the cars after their discovery in the summer of 2011, “the owner was a friend of Luigi Chinetti, the Italian racer who opened the first Ferrari dealership in the United States following World War II, and was for many years the only source of Ferrari vehicles here. The ’74 Dino may be the best original example of that model in existence”. As to why the Italian exotics were forgotten in a barn near Dallas? The mystery remains intact. Full story on Jalopnik.