by Jack Reuter in 1970 (driven home to St. Louis on Route 66)
Ferrari Club of America National Meet St. Louis
by Fred L.
1962 330 LM
330 GTO was produced with a four liter engine for the 1962 24
Hours Of Le Mans where it was raced as a prototype by Lorenzo Bandini
and Mike Parkes. Sadly, it
overheated due to a small off into a sand barrier. 3765 had
better luck at the Nurburgring
that same year where it took second
place. It was then fitted with a three liter 250 P
engine by the factory and in 1964 won the
European (?) hill climb championship in this configuration as a
homologated 250 GTO. This is one of the most important
Ferrari racing cars of the 1960's! Jack Reuter purchased
this GTO in California in 1970 for $8,400 and drove it home to
St. Louis. He then used it as a nice day driver for the
next few years. Click here to find out more about this truly historic Ferrari.
1954 250 Monza "Loud
Mouth" # 0432M
This 250 Monza is one of four
produced. It was raced by the factory and then in 1957 was given to Scaglietti
who fitted it with arguably the first "pontoon fender" body
ever created. This fabulous car is
a precursor of the legendary pontoon fender Testarossa.
It has a beautiful curve behind the front wheels rather than
the strait line of the TR's and higher rear bodywork. Jack Reuter let Ken Hutchison talk him in to selling it to him
in the late 1960's. Ken picked up the car literally on
the day I was born in 1968. This Ferrari 250 Monza #0432M was a feature car in the
1999 Monterey Sports Car Auction where it sold for $2.9
Million. Click here
to find out more history on our old "Loud Mouth".
Ferrari Club Of America Indianapolis Meet Jack Reuter
1953 166 Mille
Miglia # 0050 (ex 0308M)
This 166 Mille Miglia was the
personal car of Enzo Ferrari's son Dino and the first small
grill Ferrari. Dino had a major
role in the development of this car. To quote the October
2004 issue of Forza: "A fresh impulse came from Enzo Ferrari's
son Alfredo (Dino), who received a spare 166 MM chassis from
his father. Dino came up with some ideas of his own to be
executed by local coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti: together, they
conceived of an aggressive and fluid line for Dino's 166
MM. Scaglietti bodied the Mondial that scored the
early-1954 success based on this design, with its unusually
small front grill". This is the first Ferrari Jack Reuter
purchased. In 1965 he happened to see it partially covered
through a window of a warehouse in St. Louis Missouri. He was able to locate the
owner of the
building (Ed Kaysing) and purchased the car for $1,000. It was in
pieces but was "so original it would make you
cry". He then restored the car and took it to the 1966
Ferrari Club Of America meet in Indianapolis Indiana where he
won the prize for Best Roadster. We still have the pewter
cup...He later sold the car to Ken Hutchison. Click here
to find out more about this incredible one off Ferrari.
1957 500 TRC # 0658
This is the first 500 TRC.
It is distinguishable by
its slightly flatter nose and grill and two bumps in the hood. Click here to find out more history on this 500 TRC.
Mille Miglia Pinin
Farina Coupe # 0312M
This 25O Mille Miglia
was owned by the legendary Bill Devin and raced by one of America's great drivers: Phil Hill.
to find out more history on this 250 Mille Miglia.
1960 Short Wheel Base
Berlinetta # 2111
is the first steel bodied customer SWB produced. Click here to find out more history on this
prototype steel body SWB.
1962 Short Wheel Base
Berlinetta # 3639
Jack Reuter purchased this steel bodied
SWB "street car" from its first American owner, St. Louisan Al Ravarino of RF
Pasta Company fame. Click here to find out more history on
this steel body SWB.
Ferrari 246 GTS Dino # 08300
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