I had a horrible experience trying to purchase a 308 with 288 rebody on it from Norwood Autocraft (not associated at all with Norwood Auto Italia most often referred to as "Norwoods" and DFW service shop for exotics) recently. As many of you know Bob Norwood advertised a Ferrari 288 GTO rebody for sale recently. He claims all the body panels, front and rear frame structures and wheels are the parts from Ferrari that he bought at the manufacturer back in the 80's after the car was disassembled for use to create the F40! Very Exiting! I responded and put a $2000.00 deposit down with a bill of sale for full asking price of $110,000.00 I planned to fly to Texas and claim my prize but first wanted to clear up as many concerns as possible before meeting the man and car in person. I then started to research the validity of the story by going over the pictures of the parts with more qualified individuals and sure enough Bob Norwood was noted for federalizing 288 GTO cars in that decade which made sense as to why he might be there to take advantage of such a transaction. but then we noticed a major discrepancy in the styling of the body such as the rear tail pan has a recessed area that the real 288 cars do not seem to share. We even found auction pics of a 308/288 rebody car that was owned and built by Norwood in the past that shared the same tail panel styling! then another that Bob used at Bonneville with what appeared to be the recessed area styling possibly for a drag chute to bracket to the rear of the car! Bob quickly reported that he has books of early cars that share the same styling. Then we noticed multiple differences in the construction of the frame structure such as welds, tabs, shock towers, missing part numbers etc. Bob stated that it is just different due to being an early prototype 288 frame. We then noticed that the wheels were actually Compomotive aftermarket and not Ferrari! That is when my Excitement faded away all together. Since this would drastically effect the price even after Bob Norwood possibly proves the body and frame are legitimate. This time Bob's use of profanity increased heavily and after having enough of his insults the deal fell apart. I asked for the deposit back and was told NO because Bob feels that I wasted his time and thats as nice as I can describe his language. I am glad he only had the opportunity to steal the 2K because he pressured me to send more if not all the money multiple times. BEWARE.