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    Nick Mason had a Strato's!

    I never knew Nick Mason had a Strato's! Google brought up an article that says:

    'MANY OTHER FERRARIS HAVE COME AND GONE over the years, including a Dino 246 GTS which became a part exchange for a Lancia Stratos. “I am really sorry I sold the Lancia,” Mason says. “It was a very tricky car but really exotic and an extraordinary idea.'

    He's always had impeccable taste.

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    Re: Nick Mason had a Strato's!

    Nick Mason's car is photographed in Graham Robson's Super Profile book
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    Re: Nick Mason had a Strato's!

    Yeah, just found that out from someone else!

    Green I think?

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    Re: Nick Mason had a Strato's!

    Complete with bull bars, IIRC!
    It's the green car photographed in that book that made me really want one in green, as a 10 year old kid!
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    Re: Nick Mason had a Strato's!

    I believe Simon Park, composer of "Eye Level", Van der Valk theme, also bought a Stratos.
    Surely there must be more famous owners?
    Spoke to Rob Whitehouse the film director in Hoznayo who has also owned two original Stratos in his time. Currently campaigning an Olio Fiat liveried 037 but says he is considering a Stratos rep for fun.
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    Re: Nick Mason had a Strato's!

    Rowan Atkinson used to have one?

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    Re: Nick Mason had a Strato's!

    Yes, Ian Frazer one time editor (and owner) of Car magazine, also owns a Stratos, partially because of driving Nick Masons' https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/featur...hive-may-1979/
    and Ian in turn gave me my first ride in a Stratos

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    Re: Nick Mason had a Strato's!

    Others will confirm or correct me but isn't that where the Transformer body moulds came from ??..........

    Quote Originally Posted by LPH_UK View Post
    I never knew Nick Mason had a Strato's! Google brought up an article that says:

    'MANY OTHER FERRARIS HAVE COME AND GONE over the years, including a Dino 246 GTS which became a part exchange for a Lancia Stratos. “I am really sorry I sold the Lancia,” Mason says. “It was a very tricky car but really exotic and an extraordinary idea.'

    He's always had impeccable taste.

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    Re: Nick Mason had a Strato's!

    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    Yes, Ian Frazer one time editor (and owner) of Car magazine, also owns a Stratos, partially because of driving Nick Masons' https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/featur...hive-may-1979/
    and Ian in turn gave me my first ride in a Stratos
    It's looks as though you and I have been out in the same Stratos. I'm friends with Ian's son Antony, he turned up to my workshop once in Ian's car. It's a lovely early example without the aerofoil and spoiler. I'm not sure whether he still owns it though. I haven't spoken to Antony in a good while.

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    Re: Nick Mason had a Strato's!

    Note, the pukka and very very rare recliner seat in the BUC car?

    Nick Mason's car was red with thin tubular chrome over bumpers, of all things.

    The car that the moulds were taken from was a green Stradale FYH 4V (also shown in the Super Profile book) that belonged to Roger Perry.
    After that, it was painted a mid blue metallic and fitted with 15" dayglo red magnesium coffin spokes (10" on the rear).

    Here's me with Simon Park's (the music composer) red Stradale at Coy's Historic, Silverstone:
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