1307GT. Open Headlights. NP. 04/59 completed. Chassis type 508 D. Engine type
128 D. Owned at one time by William W. Morgan, Phoenix, AZ. It has unusual SA Style front fender
Apparently sold new to Prince Alvise Hercolani.
1959, serviced at the Ferrari Service Center, Viale Trento Trieste,
for Prince Hercolani.
1963, serviced at the Viale Trento Trieste service center by Bill Morgan.
Then had 51,000 K.
1963 ish 1968, owned by William W. Morgan, Scottsdale, AZ.
He was the second owner. He purchased the car as a near new (arent they all) car when he was living in
Paris, France. 1968late, purchased from Morgan by Edwin K. Niles, Encino, CA. Niles is/was a very
well known dealer/broker in the 1960s and 1970s. Had approx 40,000 miles. Had been repainted
once (turquoise metallic). Niles repainted it metallic cherry red. Black leather and red carpets.
1974, identified by George Carrick in his book as a LWB California Spyder with
1968, with third owner Jim Swartout, who moved to the Chicago area in the late
1989, November, offered by Rick Mancuso, Lake Forest Sportscars, Lake Forest, IL.
Third owner, (including Niles as second owner) has owned this car 21 years$1,750,000.00.
1989, November, Gary Roberts of European Auto Sales flew in with a check for
$1,000,000 for the car but was bumped to $1,100,000. Roberts called M. Sheehan, President of European Auto,
and agreed to pay the $1,100,000. The owner then bumped the price to $1,200,000 and Roberts
walked. Billy Jacobs then came in at $1,300,000 and was bumped to $1,450,000 and walked.
1990, Swartout sold his dental supply business for serious money. Now actively retired.
1996, 09 Sept,. Spoke with Jim Swartout. Yes, he bought the car in Los Angeles and paid
about $4,000 for the car.
1996, 09 Sept., as per long talk with Rick Mancuso, very original car. Recently had
a medium quality paint job and a new $10,000 interior. Has the original hardtop.
1998, 14 Feb., as per faxes from Rick Mancuso, Swartout is trying to determine the
tax consequences for various tax trades/reasons. Interior is now redone and mechanicals and cosmetics have been
cleaned up. What is it worth?
1998, May, being shopped by Rick Mancuso with hardtop.
1998, 27 May, as per inspection and long test drive by Mike Sheehan, good older car.
Patina, Patina, Patina. Good older paint. Good recent interior. Did not put up the top. All gauges work. Started
instantly. Ran well. Goes very good going up the gears. Weak first gear synchro when going
down. Good brakes. Good suspension. No smoke. Pulled well to red line. Minor dents in front bumper.
Grille fit good. Minor dents in grille. Patina car that would be great for the Colorado Grand, California Mille.
1998, 9 June, consignment agreement with Jim Swartout.
1998, 15 Aug., car for sale in Ferrari Market Letter, half page ad, by Mike Sheehan.
One owner for 25 years. Burgundy with black leather. Excellent older paint and leather. Soft and hard
top. Runs and drives well. Everything works. All documentation for the last 25 years. Was $595,000, now asking
1998, 29 Aug., car for sale in Ferrari Market Letter, same half page ad, by Mike Sheehan.
1998, 12 Sept., car for sale in Ferrari Market Letter by Mike Sheehan.
1998, 26 Sept., car for sale in Ferrari Market Letter by Mike Sheehan.One
owner for 25 years. Burgundy with black leather. Excellent older paint and leather. Soft and hard top. Runs and drives
well. Everything works. All documentation for the last 25 years. Was $595,000, now asking $475,000 o.b.o.
1998, 29 Oct., as per inspection of cars by mechanics at Lake Forest Sports Cars, Authorized
Ferrari Dealer for North Chicago, the internal number is indeed 0258 D.
1999, February, sold to a European buyer.