The Ferrari 250 GT, Spider, Cabriolet, Series 1, is a rare vehicle with an exciting but sad history. The Ferrari, built in 1957 and with the chassis number 0799GT, was purchased in 1989 by the Swiss Dr. Andreas Gerber together with his partner Bernhard Friedli, who has passed away in the meantime. In 1993, the Ferrari 250 GT was stolen in the Spanish city of Marbella by members of the Italian Mafia and mysteriously transported to the USA. Dr. Andreas Gerber has undertaken everything to recover his stolen Ferrari, but has failed due to corruption in Spanish Courts. Several American citizens have illegally possessed and even resold the Ferrari since the theft of the vehicle in 1993, although the Ferrari 250 GT is being searched as stolen by Interpol, the Swiss police and other police authorities.

Many rumors and untrue allegations are being spread in the Ferrari community about the Ferrari 250 GT. To counteract these fraudulent manipulations, the history of the vehicle has been set out extensively and accurately below. Every event related to the stolen Ferrari 0799GT is carefully documented by means of numerous sources and official documents so that you, dear visitor, can obtain a complete and objective picture of the history of Dr. Gerber’s Ferrari 250 GT.

I hope you enjoy reading the exciting story of the Ferrari 0799GT.

Legal owner of the car:

Dr. Andreas Gerber, Bassbeltweg 26, 2542 Pieterlen, Switzerland

Illegitimate possessor of the car and suspected for the crime of larceny:

Paul “Barney” Hallingby, Seven Gracie Square, Ap. 10A, New York, NY 10028/8001, USA
and 31 Kings Hill Road, Sharon, CT, 06069, USA.

Description of the car:

  • The 16th car of a total of 40 (36) units built.
  • Original exterior color: Nero MM 11911 (black); today metallic gray
  • Original interior color: Naturale Connolly 3218
  • Pinin Farina Job #19463
  • Covered headlights
  • No fender vents

Detailed history of the car:

1957/1958

Construction of Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet, VIN 0799GT.

construction report, 1957-1958, of stolen Ferrari 0799GT

 February 10, 1958  Certificate of origin issued
 May 8, 1958  Sold by Enzo Ferrari to first owner Dino Fabbri, Milan, Italy
 May 20, 1958  Sold by Fabbri to Guido Monzino, Milan, Italy
 May 21, 1958  Registered on Italian license plates of Milan “MI 385686”

Italian car registration documents of stolen Ferrari 0799GT

February 13, 1959 Sold by Monzino to Valentino Blancardi, resident of Bordighera, Italy
February 18, 1959 Re-registered on Italian license plates of Imperia “IM 20538”

January 25, 1961

Sold by Blancardi to Italo Musico, Milan, Italy. Price paid was Italian Lire 1’800’000
February 7, 1961 Re-registered on Italian license plates of Milan “MI 529841”
March 1962 Converted to disc brakes at the factory in Maranello
June 15, 1962 Sold by Musico to Antonio Antorina, Modena, Italy. Price paid was Italian Lire 3’000’000.
July 6, 1962 Re-registered on Italian license plates of Modena “MO 78548”
January 28, 1963 Serviced and maintained by Ferrari’s Assistenza Clienti, in Modena, Italy (factory delivery note #1156; odometer showing 25’984 km)
March 28, 1963 Serviced and maintained by Ferrari’s Assistenza Clienti in Modena, Italy (factory delivery note #2060)
June 14, 1963 Serviced and maintained by Ferrari’s Assistenza Clienti in Modena, Italy (factory delivery note #1873; odometer showing 31’120 km)
July 9, 1963 Serviced and maintained by Ferrari’s Assistenza Clienti in Modena, Italy (factory delivery note #1069; odometer showing 31’730 km)
October 3, 1964 Sold by Antorina through Martino Severi to Maria Antonietta Lodi, in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Price paid was Italian Lire 1’200’000
November 26, 1964 Re-registered on Italian license plates of Reggio Emilia “RE 87161”
1967 Imported to the USA – Repainted metallic gray with red interior
1968 Sold by Tom Meade to Lawrence Kitt Tucker, Jacksonville, FL, USA, mileage now 52’000 km.

September 11, 1970

Sold by Tucker to Peter A. Bowers, Housten, TX, USA

certificate of title to a motor vehicle, Kitt Tucker-Peter Bowers, September 11, 1970

1970 Registered on Texas license plates “NTF 852”, later on Texas license plates “365 VGV”.

April 3, 1989

Sold by Peter Bowers for USD 680’000 to Michael W. Sheehan’s European Auto Sales Inc. Costa Mesa, CA, USA.
April 3, 1989 Down payment of USD 50’000 paid by European Auto Sales to Peter Bowers.

purchase contract with receipt of down payment, Peter Bowers-European Auto Sales Inc., April 3, 1989

April 17, 1989 Finder’s fee of USD 10’000 paid by European Auto Sales to Lawrence Diaz.

payment of finder’s fee, European Auto Sales Inc.-Lawrence Diaz, April 17, 1989

April 21, 1989 Ferrari 0799GT sold by Sheehan through broker W. Schoch Porsche Sales Inc., to the Swiss car dealer Andreas Zenari, Elite Diffusion, resident of CH-3284 Fräschels, Switzerland. Price paid was USD 780’000.

purchase invoice, European Auto Sales Inc.-Andreas Zenari, April 21, 1989

payment of commission to W. Schoch Porsche Sales Inc., Mai 15, 1989

April 27, 1989 Ferrari 0799GT sold by Andreas Zenari to Dr. Andreas Gerber, resident at Bassbeltweg 26 in CH-2542 Pieterlen, Switzerland, who coowned the car with his partner Bernhard Friedli-Mühlenen, resident at Frutigenstrasse 16 in CH-3601 Thun, Switzerland (Friedli died in 1996). Price paid was CHF 1’700’000. Dr. Gerber is the owner of Ferrari 0799GT to this day.

confirmation of Andreas Zenari, June 7, 2008, for having sold Ferrari 0799GT to Dr. Andreas Gerber

partnership agreement, Dr. Andreas Geber-Bernhard Friedli, April 27, 1989, about Ferrari 0799GT

July 18, 1991

Dr. Gerber and Mr. Friedli decided to sell Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet VIN 0799GT together with three other Ferrari cars (VIN 1893GT, 365GT13811, 2925GT) which belong to Mr. Friedli. Mr. Friedli found prospective buyers in Marbella, Spain. The prospective buyers were the Italians Felice Cultera, Gianni Meninno and a Mr. G. Giudice (it later turned out, that these three Italians were all members of the Italian Mafia). In order to underline their interest and to convince Mr. Friedli and Dr. Gerber to transport the four cars to Marbella, Mr. Giudice presented a letter of credit in favour of Mr. Friedli to the Italian Consulate on July 18, 1991. The letter of credit had a stamp of the Italian Consulate on it. It was agreed to deposit the said document at the Italian Consulate in Malaga, Spain, in the name of Mr. Friedli.

statement of facts concerning stolen Ferrari 0799GT, Spanish episode, part one, 1991 – 1993

statement of facts concerning stolen Ferrari 0799GT, procedures in Spain and Portugal, part two, 1994 – 1999

directory of evidence documents No 1-102 relating to statement of facts concerning stolen Ferrari 0799GT

evidence documents No 1-40a about stolen Ferrari 0799GT, relating to statement of facts concerning stolen Ferrari 0799GT

evidence documents No 41-82 about stolen Ferrari 0799GT, relating to statement of facts concerning stolen Ferrari 0799GT

evidence documents No 83-102 about stolen Ferrari 0799GT, relating to statement of facts concerning stolen Ferrari 0799GT

translations of various evidence documents from Spanish into English, relating to statement of facts concerning stolen Ferrari 0799GT

 

July 26, 1991 After the deposition of the mentioned letter of credit, Dr. Gerber and Mr. Friedli agreed and transported Ferrari 0799GT together with three Ferrari cars in the ownership of Mr. Friedli from Berne, Switzerland, to Marbella, Spain. In Marbella the cars were stored in a garage called Motorauto Marbella. This garage later turned out to be a bogus company under the control of the Italian Mafia. The garage was managed by Mr. Kelvin Fisher, a partner of the Mafioso Mr. G. Giudice.
August 14, 1991 After the delivery of the four Ferrari cars, Mr. Friedli went to the Italian Consulate in Malaga to pick up the said letter of credit. At the Italian Consulate he noticed that there was indeed a sealed envelope deposited for him, but the said letter of credit was not in it. It later turned out, that the bank orders presented prior to the transportation of the cars were forged. Mr. Friedli also found out, that the man who the Italians (Mr. Giudice) introduced to him as the Italian Vice-Consul was
in fact not the real Consul but the secretary of the Mafioso Mr. Cultera, called Mr. Ugo Gianino who was only acting as Vice-Consul.
August 16, 1991 After realizing the scam, Mr. Friedli’s Spanish lawyer, Attorney
Torrabadella, instructed Mr. Kevin Fisher by fax message on August 16, 1991 not to give the Ferrari cars to Mr. Giudice or to any other person. Since Mr. Kelvin Fisher was a partner of Mr. Giudice and the Mafia, it was already too late. The four Ferrari cars were in the hands of the Italian Mafia.
1991 – 1999 In order to obtain the cars as well as compensation Mr. Friedli and Dr. Gerber filed various lawsuits against Mr. Kelvin Fisher and his Mafia partners in Marbella, Spain. After the death of Mr. Friedli in 1996 the lawsuits were continued by the heirs of Mr. Friedli.

statement of facts concerning stolen Ferrari 0799GT, procedures in Spain and Portugal, part two, 1994 – 1999

1991 – 1999 In parallel, Mr. Bernhard Friedli filed a criminal action at the State Attorney in 3600 Thun, Switzerland, on October 11, 1991

criminal complaint of Bernhard Friedli, October 11, 1991

1991 – 1999 Due to severe corruption in Marbella, Spain, Dr. Andreas Gerber and Mr. Bernhard Friedli had serious problems to obtain legal protection from the Spanish courts. It later turned out that there were direct links between the Court of Marbella (namely the Dean Judge Pilar Ramirez) and the criminal mafia organization (Ramirez Group Family Holding)
operating in Marbella, which was behind the scam regarding the four Ferrari cars of Mr. Friedli and Dr. Gerber. Even the mayor of Marbella, Jesus Gil y Gil was corrupt and disqualified from holding public office for 28 years. For the duration of several lawsuits (civil procedures and criminal procedures) the four Ferrari cars were stored (and had to be stored by court order) in a warehouse of the garage Motorauto Marbella in Marbella Spain (as mentioned, a bogus company under the control of the Italian Mafia).The garage Motorauto Marbella was part of the criminal organization called “Ramirez Group Family Holding”. Dean Judge, Pilar Ramirez (presiding the Marbellan Court) belonged to the Ramirez Family and to the mentioned family holding.

report on corruption in Marbella, Spain, including translations of Spanish evidence documents concerning corruption

evidence documents and Spanish newspaper articles relating to report on corruption in Marbella, Spain

structure of the Ramirez Group Family Holding (a criminal organization in Marbella, Spain)

July 7, 1993 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet VIN 0799GT stolen, together with three Ferrari cars which belong to Mr. Bernhard Friedli, out of the warehouse of the bogus company Motorauto Marbella, in Marbella, Spain.

After the theft of the cars, the garage Motorauto Marbella was shut down from one day to the next and its manager Mr. Kelvin Fisher disappeared.A second criminal complaint was lodged at the Police Commissariat of Marbella on July 21, 1993 by Mr. Bernhard Friedli und Dr. Andreas Gerber.

As it later turned out, the stolen Ferrari cars were transported to Lisbon, Portugal, by truck and then shipped to the USA via Antwerp.

statement of facts concerning stolen Ferrari 0799GT, Spanish episode, part one, 1991 – 1993, pages 21-23

evidence documents No 41-82 about stolen Ferrari 0799GT, relating to statement of facts concerning stolen Ferrari 0799GT

1993 – 2017 Ferrari 0799GT is being searched by Swiss Police and Interpol to this day

confirmations of Interpol and of Swiss Police, 1996 and 2008, confirming the international search for stolen Ferrari 0799GT

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 58, 82, 83

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, pages 366-368, 384-385, 700-701

December 1993 Onofrio “Frank” Triarsi of Classic Coach Ltd., Elisabeth, New Jersey 07202, USA “bought” the stolen Ferrari 0799GT together with the stolen Ferraris VIN 1893GT and VIN 2925GT from the thief (of the four cars) called Pedro Poiares from Lisbon, Portugal.Onofrio “Frank” Triarsi imported in total three of the four stolen Ferrari cars through C&K Auto Imports Inc., Leonia, NJ, 07605, USA. The stolen Ferrari cars were shipped and imported without any paperwork and without any titles. According to Mr. Michael Sheehan (Symbolic Motor Car Company, SMC, La Jolla, CA, USA) Mr. Onofrio “Frank” Triarsi did not want to know “certain aspects” of the history of stolen Ferrari 0799GT. Mr. Sheehan stated that the same is true for Mr. Hallingby’s friend, Mr. Nicholas Soprano (Motor Classic & Competition Corp., Bedford Hills, NY, 10507, USA).

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, pages 407-410, 569-584

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 39, 59, 60

December 20, 1993 Doron Sauer, owner of C&K Auto Imports Inc. and importer of the stolen Ferraris became nervous because of possessing several Ferrari cars without proper paperwork. On December 20, 1993 he wrote a letter to the Leonia Police Department and informed Detective Grenner about the three suspicious Ferrari cars. This letter was later analysed by Sergeant Kline of the Western District Major Crime Squad. He came to the conclusion that Doron Sauer had “guilty knowledge” of the questionable background of the three Ferrari cars.

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, pages 393, 407-410

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 60

1994 Two of the four stolen Ferraris (namely Ferrari 250 GT Spider, Series 2, year of construction 1960, VIN 1893GT, red color with black leather interior and Ferrari 250 GT/e2 + 2, year of construction 1961, VIN 2925GT, black color, with cream leather interior) were titled to Onofrio “Frank” Triarsi (Classic Coach Ltd., Elisabeth, New Jersey 07202, USA) in 1994.Ferrari VIN 2925GT is still in the illegitimate possession of Onofrio “Frank” Triarsi to this day.

Onofrio “Frank” Triarsi sold the other stolen Ferrari VIN 1893GT to Christopher James of One market Place, Steuart Tower, 22nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, with Californian registration plate No. 4BHH636 for USD 150’000.00 on May 27,1997.

The location of the fourth stolen Ferrari (Ferrari 365 GT 2 + 2, year of construction 1970, VIN 13811, blue color, with black leather interior) is not known.

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, pages 431-435

1994 According to reputable Ferrari experts it has been known since approximately 1994 that Ferrari 0799GT was stolen. The theft of this car has also been mentioned on the website www.barchetta.cc for many years.

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, page 477

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 19

1994 The stolen Ferrari 0799GT was sold by Frank Triarsi of Classic Coach Ltd. Elisabeth, NJ, 07202, USA, to Mr. Scott Rosen, resident of Bedford, NY and with an office at 111 Hempstead Turnpike in West Hemstead, NY, 11552, USA

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, page 369

1995 The stolen Ferrari 0799GT underwent a complete restoration at Classic Coach Ltd. Elisabeth, NJ, 07202, USA, which is owned by Frank Triarsi

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 28

Modification on Ferrari 0799GT by Paul Hallingby and Onofrio Frank Triarsi in order to hinder the indentification of the car

March 20, 1995 Dr. Andreas Gerber filed a criminal complaint at the Cantonal Police of Berne, after realizing the inefficiency of and the corruption among the Police of Marbella, Spain.

criminal complaint of Dr. Andreas Gerber, filed at Cantonal Police of Berne, March 16, 1995

1997 Stolen Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet, VIN 0799GT, was sold by Scott Rosen to Jeffrey D. Schwartz, 110 Tekening Drive, Tenafly, NJ, 07670, USA.

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, pages 479-480

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 44

2000

In 2000 or 2001, Onofrio “Frank” Triarsi contacted the importer of the stolen Ferraris, namely Doron Sauer (C&K Auto Imports), and asked the latter for a favor. Onofrio “Frank” Triarsi searched for the paperwork of the three stolen Ferraris (which did of course not exist due to the theft). Mr. Triarsi advised Mr. Sauer that the three vehicles were stolen and that Interpol was searching for the cars.

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, pages 583-584

May 2000 Jeffrey D. Schwartz tried to sell the stolen Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet, VIN 0799GT, to Symbolic Motor Car Classic Coach Ltd. Company (of Elliott Grossmann), La Jolla, CA, USA. Symbolic backed out of the deal when they found out about the theft of Ferrari 0799GT. Symbolic never bought the car.

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 21

2000 Jeffrey D. Schwartz returned the stolen Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet, VIN 0799GT, to Frank Triarsi (Classic Coach Ltd.), explaining the legal problems and the theft to him. Frank Triarsi repurchased the car and sold it back to Scott Rosen.

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, page 391

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 44

November 16, 2000 Scott Rosen offered USD 20’000.00 as compensation to Dr.
Andreas Gerber to relinquish his interest in the car. Dr. Andreas Gerber refused.

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 49, 56, 57

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, pages 379, 381-383

November 29, 2000 Mr. Paul „Barney“ Hallingby, 31 Kings Hill Road, Sharon, CT, 06069, and Seven Gracie Square, Ap. 10A, New York, NY 10028/8001, USA purchased the stolen Ferrari 0799GT from Scott Rosen for USD 550’000.00
November 2000 Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby claimed to the Connecticut State Police that he had checked the title and the history of the stolen Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet, VIN 0799GT, prior to its purchase. He wrongly alleged having hired FBI agent Ken Crook (together with Scott Rosen) in order to check the history of the stolen Ferrari 0799GT (see paragraph 6 of
Paul Barney Hallingby’s affidavit of October 29, 2009). It later turned out, that this alleged history check of the car was not true. In fact, FBI agent Ken Crook does not know Paul Barney Hallingby and Scott Rosen at all and was never hired by them as Mr. Crook confirms in an email to Attorney Oliver Weber (who is representing the victim Dr. Andreas Gerber) on March 10, 2010.

affidavit of Paul Barney Hallingby, October 29, 2009, paragraph 6 with Mr. Hallingbys lies underlined in red

email of retired FBI agent and car expert, Ken Crook, March 10, 2010

January 19-20, 2001 Ferrari Expert Marcel Massini observed the stolen Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet, VIN 0799GT, during the Cavallino Classic X Concours at Moroso Raceway and Palm Beach, FL, USA. While Ferrari Expert Marcel Massini tried to take pictures of the car and of the tag with the serial number on the motor block, the mechanic of Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby immediately closed the hood and did not open it again. Mr.
Massini had never observed such strange behavior during a Car Concours before.

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, page 316, question No 11

interrogation of Ferrari Expert Marcel Massini by Connecticut State Police, September 30, 2008, regarding stolen Ferrari 0799GT

Pictures of stolen Ferrari 0799GT Cavallino Concours Palm Beach Florida 20 January 2001

2008 The Swiss owner of the stolen Ferrari 0799GT, Dr. Andreas Gerber, published several advertisements in the “Ferrari Market” Letter and in the Cavallino Magazine in order to search for his stolen Ferrari car.

advertisements in Cavallino Magazine (April Mai 2008 edition) and Ferrari Market Letter (March 22, 2008, April 5, 2008) about stolen Ferrari 0799GT

2008 After the stolen Ferrari 0799GT had been located at the domicile of Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby in Sharon, Connecticut, USA, the victim, Dr. Andreas Gerber filed a request to seize his stolen car at Connecticut State Police.

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, pages 26-190

2008 After receiving the request for seizure, Connecticut State Police contacted Interpol about any entry of Ferrari 0799GT in the Interpol database. The search in the database of Interpol ended with a hit. Ferrari 0799GT is internationally searched for theft.

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, pages 17-18

confirmations of Interpol and of Swiss Police, 1996 and 2008, confirming the international search for stolen Ferrari 0799GT

2008 The investigations of Connecticut State Police revealed that Mr. Paul „Barney“ Hallingby did not declare the location where he stored the stolen Ferrari 0799GT to his Insurance Condon & Skelly. Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby became nervous when his Insurance Condon & Skelly inquired about the whereabouts of stolen Ferrari 0799GT.

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, page 249

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, pages 258, 264

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, pages 248-264

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 14-15

2008 The investigations of Connecticut State Police revealed that Mr. Paul „Barney“ Hallingby did not register the stolen Ferrari 0799GT until August 23, 2007. According to the police records Mr. Paul „Barney“ Hallingby never waited for seven years to register any of his other (more than 20) vehicles.

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 11

2008 Connecticut State Police found out, that Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby faked the vehicle identification number when he registered the stolen Ferrari 0799GT at the department of motor vehicles on August 23, 2007. The registration certificate shows that the VIN of the car was printed as “FER079958” instead of the correct VIN “0799GT”. Obviously Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby intended to hinder the identification of the stolen Ferrari 0799GT.

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 11

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, page 458

2008 The title research of Connecticut State Police revealed that Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby was in the possession of another stolen Ferrari.

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, pages 215, 221, 483, 486, 490

2008 Furthermore, Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby was in the possession of a rebuilt Ferrari 250 LM s/n 6045 (and not of the original car as he wrongly claimed). In the Sports Car Market magazine (February 2009 edition) Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby wrote a segment about his “1964 Ferrari 250 LM with VIN 6045”. He claimed that the car was set on fire
by a police flare (I’m from the government and I’m here to help you!). Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby wrote that some years later, Richard Freshman found “most of the salvageable parts and began the reconstruction”.This episode revealed Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby’s questionable behavior not only related to stolen Ferrari 0799GT. Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby’s Ferrari 250 LM was not real and he certainly knew about that. In fact, not even the chassis of Ferrari 250 LM was original. Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby sold his fake Ferrari 250 LM to DK Engineering (England) in 2011.

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 23 and 50

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, pages 358, 370-378

article in Sports Car Market (February 2009) about Paul Barney Hallingby’s faked 250 LM Berlinetta sn 6045

2008 Mr. John Barnes, Ferrari expert and publisher of the Cavallino Magazine and Gerald Roush the publisher of the Ferrari Market Letter confirmed that they considered Ferrari 0799GT a stolen vehicle.

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 65

2008 Dr. Andreas Gerber, the victim of the theft, confirmed to Connecticut State Police through his Insurance Company „Swiss Mobiliar Insurance Company“ never having received any compensation for the loss of his Ferrari 0799GT

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, paragraph 70

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, page 120

confirmation of Swiss Mobiliar Insurance Company, September 26, 2007, confirming of not having compensated Dr. Andreas Gerber

2008 On September 4, 2008 Connecticut State Police requested the Superior Court of Connecticut to grant a warrant to seize the stolen Ferrari 0799GT. Judge Ginocchio of the Superior Court reviewed the Application and found Probable Cause. He issued the Search and Seizure Warrant on September 4, 2008. On the same day the stolen Ferrari 0799GT was seized by Connecticut State Police at the domicile of Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby in Sharon, CT, USA.

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, pages 265-313

2008 Connecticut State Police completes its investigations against Paul “Barney” Hallingby. Connecticut State Police prepared a warrant to arrest Paul “Barney” Hallingby for the crime of larceny and came to following conclusion in the Arrest Warrant Application:
“Based on the aforementioned facts and circumstances, and the Affiant’s training and experience, Probable Cause exists to believe that Paul “Barney” Hallingby DOB: 11-11-46 possessed the 1958 Ferrari bearing VIN 0799GT on September 4th, 2008 and that he knew the vehicle was stolen. The vehicle was located in his undocumented garage at his residence located at 32 Kings Hill Road in Sharon, CT. The Affiant respectfully requests the authority to arrest Paul “Barney” Hallingby DOB: 11-11-46 for the crime of Larceny I (C.G.S. 53a- 122)”.

Arrest Warrant Application of Connecticut State Police regarding Paul Barney Hallingby, August 19, 2009, complete document

complete criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, total 1177 pages

September 14, 2008 The State Attorney Mr. Shepack declined the prosecution of Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby. The State Attorney believed Probable Cause existed for the arrest of Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby but was not convinced that there was sufficient admissible evidence to prove Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt at trial.

criminal file of Connecticut State Police concerning Paul Hallingby’s crime, page 1

March 10, 2009 Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby filed a civil action at the New York Southern District Court against the Cavallino magazine (John W. Barnes) and the Ferrari Market Letter (Roush Publications Inc.) for publishing the advertisements of the Swiss owner of the stolen Ferrari 0799GT. Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby wrongly alleged that the advertisements were false and defamatory because they described Ferrari 0799GT as a stolen vehicle.

advertisements in Cavallino Magazine (April Mai 2008 edition) and Ferrari Market Letter (March 22, 2008, April 5, 2008) about stolen Ferrari 0799GT

extract from www.justia.com about the lawsuit of Paul Barney Hallingby vs Roush Publications Inc., Cavallino Inc. et al

January 5, 2012

In December, 2011 Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby realized that he did not have any chance to convince a jury that Roush/Cavallino Magazine/Barnes were guilty of defamation. He offered the defendants to drop the lawsuit, which the latter accepted. The settlement of the parties was finalized in January 2012. The terms of the settlement were confidential. The purpose of this confidentiality was to mask Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby’s defeat. By Court Order of January 5, 2012 the New York Southern District Court dismissed Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby’s civil action.

dismissal order by the southern district court of New York, January 5, 2012

August 1, 2012 John W. Barnes (Cavallino magazine) published a public statement in his magazine, explaining why he and the Roush family did not give in to the lawsuit against Paul “Barney” Hallingby. John W. Barnes confirmed in his Commento that Ferrari 0799GT had a long history of being stolen and he explained why he believed the advertisements of the Swiss owner of Ferrari 0799GT to be correct.

commentary by John W. Barnes, about the lawsuit against Paul Barney Hallingby, Cavallino Magazine, August 1, 2012

2014 Mr. “Paul” Barney” Hallingby tried to sell the stolen Ferrari 0799GT to Mr. Constantin von Dziembowski, Munich, Germany. He offered the car together with his questionable partner Mr. Tom Papadopoulos of Autosport Designs Inc., Huntington Station, N.Y., USA. Mr. Tom Papadopoulos was well documented concerning the theft of Ferrari 0799GT. Nevertheless, he assisted Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby in
selling the stolen Ferrari 0799GT. The deal failed when the potential purchaser Mr. Constantin von Dziembowski learned about the theft of Ferrari 0799GT.
2014 Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby tried to sell stolen Ferrari 0799GT to another German, namely to Mr. Wolfgang G. Münster from Munich Classic Automobiles. This deal also failed due to the theft status of Ferrari 0799GT.
2014 – 2017 Mr. Paul “Barney” Hallingby offered the stolen Ferrari 0799GT to various auction houses. All of them refused to auction the car due to its theft status.