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Old 08-24-2014, 07:20 PM
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Ferrari Daytona Replica

So,........ aside from insulting our sensibilities, what is a replica of a Ferrari Daytona convertible worth in U.S. dollars. I mean if a Cobra can be imitated and be readily accepted, surely there is a market for an imitation Ferrari. This particular one obviously on a Corvette chassis with an L98 350 in it, was sitting outside the Russo and Steele Auction Area with a For Sale Sign, asking for $20,000 or best offer. I admit, I was tempted. What's good enough for Don Johnson is good enough for me. Besides, I'll certainly never have a real one. What's your take on it.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:39 PM
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For me it comes down to knowing that it's a fake, and sometimes preferring to have the car that it's based on. A Cobra replica is created from the ground up, whereas something like this is adapted from an existing vehicle. I'd prefer something that was a recreation than an adaptation.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:49 PM
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For me it comes down to knowing that it's a fake, and sometimes preferring to have the car that it's based on. A Cobra replica is created from the ground up, whereas something like this is adapted from an existing vehicle. I'd prefer something that was a recreation than an adaptation.
To quote Andrea Aggassi; in today's world, image is everything. Anyway, thanks for your input.

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Old 08-25-2014, 05:03 AM
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Is that a Corvette C4 convertible underneath?

I'm not sure if I would pay that much for it, but I guess there are some people who would.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:37 AM
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Is that a Corvette C4 convertible underneath?

I'm not sure if I would pay that much for it, but I guess there are some people who would.
Yes, I would think so.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:33 AM
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a 330 GTS would be more interesting, I never liked the looks of the Daytona.
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:36 PM
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I think i would feel a little guilty misleading those that would get really excited to see it but can't tell that it's not real
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a 330 GTS would be more interesting, I never liked the looks of the Daytona.
I'd have to agree- not to say that it's ugly, just that it's bland. The wedge shape screams 70's to me- in a bad way.

Personally, I don't think it aged well.
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Old 08-25-2014, 04:40 PM
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a 330 GTS would be more interesting, I never liked the looks of the Daytona.
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I'd have to agree- not to say that it's ugly, just that it's bland. The wedge shape screams 70's to me- in a bad way.

Personally, I don't think it aged well.
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I always thought the Daytona was ugly, and never really understood its appeal beyond it being the last FR V12 Ferrari for a while, and coke addled Miami Vice aspirations.

henk4, a 330 GTS was never a favourite of mine, nor a 275 GTB.

Let's all agree on an non-replica 275 GTS.
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I always thought the Daytona was ugly, and never really understood its appeal beyond it being the last FR V12 Ferrari for a while, and coke addled Miami Vice aspirations.

henk4, a 330 GTS was never a favourite of mine, nor a 275 GTB.

Let's all agree on an non-replica 275 GTS.
Wonderful discussion. Maybe I'll just stick with my stock C4.
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The best looking convertible ever made is the Ferrari 250 GT California, SWB, covered headlamps. Or maybe the 8C Competitzione Spider.

The end.

Oh, and I'd rather have a Corvette than a fake Ferrari.
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So,........ aside from insulting our sensibilities, what is a replica of a Ferrari Daytona convertible worth in U.S. dollars. I mean if a Cobra can be imitated and be readily accepted, surely there is a market for an imitation Ferrari. This particular one obviously on a Corvette chassis with an L98 350 in it, was sitting outside the Russo and Steele Auction Area with a For Sale Sign, asking for $20,000 or best offer. I admit, I was tempted. What's good enough for Don Johnson is good enough for me. Besides, I'll certainly never have a real one. What's your take on it.
A replica is a fake.
Cobras are about the only socially accepted replicas but they are quite cramped and not comfortable for everyday use.

Why fake it?
I even made up a catchphrase for this: Those who buy fake cars deserve to have their girls fake orgasms for them.
I'm pretty sure you can order a body kit and make a C4 look UNIQUE yet proudly Vette.

Something like




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Well, there seems to be a whole industry around it.

1973 Ferrari Daytona Spyder Evocation Auction - Classic Car Auctions & Sale - H&H
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A replica is a fake.
Cobras are about the only socially accepted replicas but they are quite cramped and not comfortable for everyday use.

Why fake it?
I even made up a catchphrase for this: Those who buy fake cars deserve to have their girls fake orgasms for them.
I'm pretty sure you can order a body kit and make a C4 look UNIQUE yet proudly Vette.

Something like




Don't hold back, give us your real opinion.
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Factory Five car looks ok, the second car looks like a poorly built plastic kit, and the third car is Dutch sort of tuning exercise.
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