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Discussion in '365 GT4 2+2/400/412' started by OttoB, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. bundas

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    A different office look. Do you bill clients while they are lookin at the cars?😉
     
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    I see he's taking center stage :D
     
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    Winner, winner - Chicken Dinner! Happy New Year's to all and God Bless!
     
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    I picked this up a while back, but its more like a work of art than anything else... Hand made and they vary in size - very, very cool! As a matter of fact, a life-sized replica was commissioned by an individual and done at a shop that has its car show on the Velocity Channel - Fantomworks - and if you missed that particular episode, which summarized the entire build that took well over a year to complete within a single one hour episode, here's a link, although its lacking details:

    1953 Timossi-Ferrari Racing Hydroplane | FantomWorks
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    That looks great.
     
  8. bundas

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    That is just great!
     
  9. OttoB

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    So, as you can see within this thread, I have somewhat of a small interest in diecast models because heck, if you cannot afford having the real thing, then these (serious) toys for me are the next best thing!

    I have always enjoyed the look of race cars, or cars modified to look (and go) fast! The Ferrari 308 was perhaps the first Ferrari I recognized as a child being a 'special' type of car from the tv show Magnum, PI. However, a couple of decades later when I saw the Top Gear episode where a minivan left a 308 in the dust at a racetrack, that pretty much sealed the deal in me thinking that I wanted one. That's until one day, checking out the The best vintage and classic cars for sale online | Bring a Trailer website, I found these guys out of Finland:

    Cars for sale - MAT

    This one 308 really caught my attention, as I have always admired the Lancia Stratos Rally car in its glory days:

    1980 Ferrari 308 GTB Group 4 Historic rally car # F106AB*29827 - MAT

    So, I contacted my hobby enthusiast model maker in Germany and 4 months later, we designed and built the world's first 1/18 scale Ferrari 308 Rally car prototype by using the wheels, foglamps, headlamps, mud flaps, and antenna from a Lancia Stratos model, then building a race car interior, and finally combining it with the body of a 308! My model maker then custom made rear flairs as well as painted the car and made custom decals!

    The result speaks for itself! I'm very happy to have this one in my collection and it sticks out of the 100's other models that I have!
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  10. OttoB

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    Okay... so 46567 is not powered by a V-12, but it does not make it any less enjoyable to drive in my humble opinion. I do, though, drive on a daily basis my V-12 E31 BMW 850!

    Although neither car is stick shift, I thought it would be cool to purchase a 5-speed shift knob that would have come on our cars simply as decoration. So, I picked one up on the cheap from eBay belonging to a Fiat, I believe. But, because I spent many a miles in anger on a friend's 550 Maranello years ago, I am also familiar with the polished aluminum shift knob that particular car came with. So... I bought one of those as well! Together with the removed cavallino (too large) from the rear tail light section of my car, I think they make cool decoration pieces at my place.

    Anyone picked up something Ferrari related recently for decorative purposes?

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    I got these as a gift not too long ago... At first, I was a little hesitant on wearing them given that there are those out and about who resent Ferrari owners without knowing anything else about them... But, once I wore them the first time around town, I got a few compliments and have worn them a couple of more times since with no issues. Anyone else has something Ferrari related that is pretty cool or different they would like to share?


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    look on amazon, purchased a silver 412 last year
     
  14. OttoB

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    Charles... if you take a look at Page 3 of this thread, you will find my collection of all 1/43 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2/400/412, which I can comfortably say is the largest one in the world as to the amount of different models - unless someone tells me otherwise?

    Although I genuinely appreciate your advice based on your purchase, the quote you responded to was from many years ago! Recently, a new/different model was offered on eBay consisting of a 1/43 scale tow/service truck with a 365 mounted on it that I discovered in Erwin's blog. I promptly made the seller an offer which he refused. About 3-4 weeks later with zero bids, he lowered the price to almost the same exact offer I made him. The listing was eventually removed (not sold, no bids) and I did not bother following up with the seller. I have spare models and can purchase any 1/43 tow truck to make it look the same for next to nothing. However, I am content with my collection and this tow truck isn't specific to the model anyway.

    If anyone comes across a 1/43 scale car of these types of models that is not duplicative of what I already have (limo, cabriolet, concept car, estate, pick up truck, etc.), I would certainly welcome a private message to notify me of the listing. Sharing is caring and thanks again, Charles!

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    That is a cool item!
     
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    Reminds me of a pic a took earlier this week as I was getting a tow to a shop, albeit with a way less cooler tow truck!

    Ruben


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