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Harford's Ronald Spangler, who lived a life in the fast lane, dies at 81

Harford's Ronald Spangler, who lived a life in the fast lane, dies at 81

Ronald L. Spangler liked to keep fast company, according to friends and associates of the Harford County business impresario, who died April 5 at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace.

He was 81 and had lived in the Havre de Grace area in his later years, according to a former business associate.

A born promoter and salesman, who had successful careers in television and selling private jet planes – which he also flew, Mr. Spangler’s long first love was fast cars, in particular, the exquisitely crafted, lavishly priced and otherworldly speedy Ferrari.

Mr. Spangler collected, raced, showed, brokered and sold the Italian sports cars all over the world and, for a...

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