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1998 F50 on Ebay ?

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  2. matteo

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    F50's were 95's, maybe 96's.

    Look at some of the features, they look like they were cut and pasted from some generic car ad.

    Leather Steering Wheel
    Leather Upholstery
    Power Mirrors´
    Power Steering
    Pushrod Sport Steering Wheel
    Tachometer
    Tinted Glass
    Trip Odometer
    Ground Effects
    Rear Spoiler
    Removable Hard and Soft Top
    4 Wheel Disc Brakes
    Break Resistant Glass
    Halogen Headlamps
    Power Brakes
    Roll Bar
    Side Impact Protection
    Third Brake Light
    6 gears Manual

    I don't think there was a soft top. I also need to find one of those pushrod steering wheels!!!
     
  4. Webby

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    It also says Power Windows. I clearly remember on Top Gear where he says they have manual roll-down windows to save weight.

    And VIN 11111111111111111??

    I think it's BS also.
     
  5. SefacHotRodder

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    Fake. I can see pics from numerous ads. The 2nd is from a car for sale in France and the rest are from auto salon singen.
     
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    "The F50 includes many euipment features originally included in the Formula 1 Ferrari of the year 1993. The car has been released at the 50th anniversary of Ferrari. It has been built only 349 times and only offered to chosen customers. Its a very rare, unique car to drive. Insiders already call the F50 the crown jewel of Ferrari."

    Wrong. 1990 Ferrari 641 F1 engine (modified for a road use) is on the F50, not from a 1993 F1 car!
     
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    I also thought it had carbon fibre wheel wells in the back. Those look like they are just metallic painted aluminum...
     
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    The pictures are of a real F50, you just can't see the carbon fiber pattern because it's not close enough to the wheel well.
    Anyways, looks like BS to me as well.
     
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    It also says, 'tinted windows' These do not look titnted to me...
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    #10 Peloton25, Jan 1, 2006
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    There was a soft top included with the F50 for emergency use. It may have had a max-speed limit when fitted similar to the soft top on the original Vipers, but I am not positive on that.

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    As you say, soft top's no good above 70 ish MPH .
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  15. chrlsstyles

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    just got this email from them:

    Hello,

    Excuse me, but I wont tell the VIN Number, unless you are the winning bidder at the end of the auction.
    Good Luck!

    Best regards,

    GoldRidgeCars
     
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    I told him I knew of someone who was interested in the car and wanted to know the VIN. That's the reply I got.

    Just sent him this:

    In regards to the VIN... My friend just wants to make sure that this isn't the F50 that was stolen from Alger Ferrari. He doesn't want any heat coming down on him.

    Also. You advertise the car as having tinted glass but your pictures don't show it.

    Another point. Your ad is using pics from the following:
    http://www.fa-automobile.com/detail_vente.php?id=6&v=141#
    http://www.autosalon-singen.de/Katalogfahrzeug_RecordView_DetailAll.cfm?fahrzeugID=01182_0056_01_02&languageID=GB

    If you could please clarify these issues for me I would appreciate it very much.
     
  18. ClassicFerrari

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    Heh, an obvious scam.
     
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    Response from goldridgecars
    Item: Ferrari : F50 (4600349981)
    This message was sent while the listing was active.
    goldridgecars is the seller.

    Hello,

    Well first off thanks for the information with the tinted glass. I didnt see it, and have to revise this point. I have a great picture archive of cars, I have collected in the past
    on my computer. In terms of simpleness I am using pictures from absolutely equivalent cars, to provide a good impression of what the car described in the text looks like. Well for a rule I wont tell the VIN Number unless the auction closed successfully. But I like to guarantee you that this is not the stolen F50 of your friend.
    What happened to him is very unfortunate, but this car has EU Specs and is located in central Europe.
    I guess Alger Ferrari seats in America. I cant imagine somebody to be able to ship such an expensive car undercover out of a country.
    Im just standing at the beginning of my business, so there might be some obscurities. I appreciate you to have insight.

    Best regards and Good Luck!

    GoldRidgeCars
     
  20. 360C

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    Perhaps you are getting mixed up with US model F50's? They were all 1995 models. The Euro cars were built right up until mid- 1998. Mine was one of the last (341/349) and it was delivered in April 98.
     
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    OHH YAAA. Yellow F50. My favorite. Lucky man you are.

    Darrell.
     
  22. tonyh

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    The silver car's a '97 ;)
     
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    It is also clearly a Euro model F50 and hence can be post 1995.
     
  24. Buzz48317

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    The ebay ad says cd player too...*think* these cars didn't come with stereos did they?

    when I have seen them they have a beautifully clean dash with only the most basic of knobs a buttons. Who wants a stereo when you can hear that great Italian music behind you?
     
  25. tonyh

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    It's a UK car and registered in '97, agreed .
     
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    No Stereo correct. In any case, the F50 is the loudest road car that I have ever owned by a considerable margin. What would be the point of fitting a sound system in one?
     
  27. Tobias

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    Did the F50 have any form of traction control?
     

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