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Discussion in '456/550/575' started by tacoz4sale, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. MondialTCab

    MondialTCab Formula 3

    Sep 5, 2001
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    Love the car...I have seen it in person and would seriously consider it if the price was more in line with what I believe is the value of the car. (Non-factory cut Daytonas are close in price to the hardtops...this is over by almost 100k.) But then again, the power has been upgraded.

    I have looked extensively into having one cut myself but have been told that structurally, it doesn't suit my driving style. Best of luck to them because if they do get that price, I might reconsider a conversion.

    - JMG
     
  2. Fan512bbi

    Fan512bbi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Nice looking car, has the handling been affected, and how does it look with the roof up wich on conversions normally spoil the overall effect.
     
  3. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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  4. richard_wallace

    richard_wallace Formula 3
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    This car is currently owned by Mike Westrick in Ft. Wayne, In. I have seen it a couple of times - and it is much nicer in person than the pictures. The conversion was done very well - and a nice supercharger to make it very quick as well.

    Here is some more detailed pics if you would like...

    http://www.exoticperformanceplus.com/autoForSale.php?auto=14

    Rich
     
  5. richard_wallace

    richard_wallace Formula 3
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    I think it would be better priced at 110K - 125K - btw. If it was at this price - I would have bought this one rather than the other 2 I had bought from Mike. It has been for sale for a while - but there probably is a buyer who will pay close to the asking of 155K - in hopes that one day the rareity will pay off... For me - I bought Mike's 355 Spider for 65K less than this - and the 355 Spider is in Mint condition... FWIW.
     
  6. GTB4NART

    GTB4NART Formula Junior

    Jan 17, 2004
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    I saw this car at the Monterey Historics in about 1997? Richard Straman was displaying it. I thought the fit and finish was not up to Straman quality. I had seen one of his 560 SEC conversions and it was far superior. The top was horrible and the hard boot had poor (read huge) gaps. There was evidence that the doors were not closing correctly (this may have been a hinge issue). I would stay away at all costs. It will never be a rarity that will appreciate simply because a chop job will always be a chop job unless it's done by the factory. He was asking over $350k at the time.

     
  7. Bill Sawyer

    Bill Sawyer Formula 3

    Feb 26, 2002
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    I saw this car at the Auburn Auction last year. It looked great from a distance, but I agree wholeheartedly that the asking price is way out of line.
     
  8. ag512bbi

    ag512bbi F1 Veteran
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    I think I like it???
     
  9. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    i think it's gorgeous... i get weak in the knees for a convertible and this one is very unique and still maintains a sporty appeal...
     
  10. omarabdallah

    omarabdallah Formula Junior
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    I have just one question: How come Ferrari never built a 456 Spyder to begin with? It would have most likely been a beautiful car . . .

    Maybe they'll think of building a 612 Spyder . . .
     
  11. Z0RR0

    Z0RR0 F1 Rookie

    Apr 11, 2004
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    Awesome looks!!!
    But a supercharger? for only 430rwhp? pleeease. Makes me wanna cry.

    If it was N/A, and in the 120k range, it'd be fair.

    BTW, I love convertibles.
     
  12. rico

    rico Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    I think they'll have to. Ferrari are resting on their fantastic reputation too much at the moment, they need to keep pace with their competitors.

    Aston will make a DB9 Volante (convertible) and you can already get Vanquish convertibles made by the coachbuilder Zagato.
     

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