My Car Quest

April 18, 2014

A Ferrari Mystery – Is It The Ferrari 412S Or The Ferrari 412MI?

Ferrari 412S

by Mike - After reading The Ferrari 412S story Dennis Gray, a photographer who regularly publishes in Sports Car Digest and a regular reader of My Car Quest sent this note below, Phil Hill identified the car to me as a 412MI not a 412S. The … [Read more...]

Phil Hill Drove It But George Tilp Didn’t Buy It – The Ferrari 412S

1958 Ferrari 412S

by Mike - How would you like to take a track tour with Phil Hill and Dan Gurney around Watkins Glen? Me too - read on. I was introduced to the interesting history of George Tilp by one of his nephews, Geoffrey Horton. Geoffrey introduced me to … [Read more...]

The Ferrari 750 Monza Spider Sold In Paris

Ferrari 750 Monza Spider

by Mike - A Ferrari 750 Monza Spider race car raced by Phil Hill was up for auction at the RM auction in Paris on 5 February 2014. It is the Ferrari Monza that George Tilp once owned. In another Ferrari he installed the custom made Offenhauser … [Read more...]

This Ferrari 750 Monza Spider Once Was Powered By A Custom Offenhauser Engine? – No It Was Not

Ferrari 750 Monza Spider

by Mike - A Ferrari 750 Monza Spider race car is up for auction at the RM auction in Paris on 5 February 2014 and was not powered by the custom Offenhauser engine commissioned by George Tilp. It is the Ferrari Monza that George Tilp once … [Read more...]

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe At Auction

Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe

by Mike - I saw this beautiful Ferrari at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August 2013. Known as the "Geneva Coupe" it was shown at the Geneva Auto Salon in 1952! A striking car in person it attracts much attention. I love the two … [Read more...]

How Trustworthy Are Classic Car Auction Companies?

Bizzarrini at auction in Monterey, classic car auction

by Mike - The 2014 classic car auction season kicks off in a few days in Arizona and will move to Amelia Island, Florida in March. This is the time of the year many car collectors think about buying a new obsession. As a potential buyer at a … [Read more...]

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