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Earle/Lay 355 Challenge - For Sale!

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  1. Rob Lay

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    #1 Rob Lay, Dec 22, 2018
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    The Championship winning 355 Challenge that Earle drove (yellow/Italian) at the time and the car I purchased in 2003 after silver/Italian trim is now on consignment at our Sponsor Ferrari of Houston.

    Let me know if any questions on the car. Complete records, have kept in great condition, recent "30k" major, and less than 1,000 miles since a top end. Car consistently had more power than other stock 355 Challenge cars being a basically blue printed (cough cough) Ferrari of Houston build out. The car was rebuilt from ground up just prior to my purchase, so might be in the best condition especially considering it's outstanding race history.

    Possible to secure the title as a 1995 original street car and Classiche is in final process in Italy.

    Did hot wheels make any more Ferrari models than it did of this one (Yellow/Italian Earle) and (Silver/Italian Martinez/Lay)?

    https://www.symbolcarsinc.com/used/ferrari/f355_challenge/in-stock/1995-ferrari-f355-challenge-houstonthe-woodlands-34801014

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  2. tomgt

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    All the best with the sale Rob. Very nice F355C.
     
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    This is a well set up hot rod
    A few of these 355's were set up with more love then the others back in the day, this is one of them.

    Wish I had another open bay in my garage for this beauty

    :)
     
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    I thought this car did have a street title?
     
  7. Rob Lay

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    It does, one reason Ferrari of Houston selling it for me. In 15 years they never handed it to me although Inpaid the title fees etc. I bought it from widow of Ed Martinez all the paperwork etc, but they never physically got title. She is still alive and I’m sure Houston would prefer to Bill of Sale it to avoid the headache, but any buyer could make title part of deal and they could get it done. If anyone interested Incan provide all the original sale docs from 2003.
     
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    I would recommend they change the listing as it’s beinf advertised as a race car being sold on a bill of sale. People may see that and continue on to the next one. The title adds value.
     
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    To back up what Rob says.
    Lots of the 95's were sold like this over the years. If they had a title at one time there is no issues whatsoever getting it re issued.
    I have done it multible times on the 1995 355 Challenges.

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    I think your car is value added because the owner of Fchat owns the car. You are famous.
     
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  11. Rob Lay

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    I like it was Earle’s and one of the most common Hot Wheels Ferrari’s (yellow). Almost every model Ferrari collector has one. That said the car has appeared in 100’s of print ads for FerrariChat and maybe 100 million banners views. I did set a handful of lap records in it too. :eek:
     
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    Im going to buy a few lotto tickets, I'll let you know! (lol)
     
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