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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by RichardGilmore, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. RichardGilmore

    RichardGilmore Karting

    Nov 9, 2003
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    Atlanta, Ga.
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    Richard Gilmore
    Please help w/ conversion values vs coupes as well as location of a Forza article that discusses the different conversions done and the differences betwen them. I have had a Dino, Boxer, 355 and am now considering a Daytona conversion that is available. The owner THINKS Scaglietti did the conversion but has no proof! Hmmmm!!!!

    I will call Gerald at FML today. Any help would be appreciated.


    Thanks
     
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  3. James Lustman

    James Lustman Rookie

    Sep 1, 2004
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    I've always understood cut cars to have the same value as a coupe.
    In the November 2004 issue of Forza there is a great article on page 57 entitled Spyder Spotting that details the differences. The cover shows a red GTO #8.

    Good luck.
    James
     
  4. George H.

    George H. Karting
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    Mar 6, 2004
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  5. Bill Sawyer

    Bill Sawyer Formula 3

    Feb 26, 2002
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  6. dwhite

    dwhite F1 Rookie

    Their prices are always on the optimistic side, on purpose
     
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  8. pauls

    pauls Formula Junior

    Apr 25, 2004
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    The people at Sports Car Magazine show that at auction the conversion cars have a better value (considering that the conversion was done by a reputable shop) than the coupe. But you need to know who did the conversion.
     
  9. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

    Nov 20, 2002
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    Hopefully not enough extra value to make ruining more Daytona's financially viable :(

    Pete
     
  10. pauls

    pauls Formula Junior

    Apr 25, 2004
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    Probably not. However I am told most wrecked Daytonas will get converted as it costs about the same to "cut" a Daytona as to repair a coupe.
     
  11. Tspringer

    Tspringer F1 Veteran

    Apr 11, 2002
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    Well, conversions dont bother me but if my coupe were ever wrecked it would be restored as a coupe. The best looking part of the coupe is the aggressively sloped roofline and tail. It really makes the car look sexy and brutal at the same time. I find the coupe a MUCH better looking car than the convertible.

    Some cars just dont look great as convertibles, The NART 275 spider was GREAT as a convertible... the Daytona much less so to me. I still like them and of coarse I love having a top down car, but from a purely aesthetic perspective the coupe is a better looking car.


    Terry
     
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  13. pauls

    pauls Formula Junior

    Apr 25, 2004
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    I couldn't agree more Terry. However it is my experience that the conversions and the factory spyders fetch more cash. Paul
     

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