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Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by FastTalk, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

    Aug 20, 2002
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    Hello my name is Adam, and I am a car-aholic. Just when I think I need to free up some garage space I go out and buy another.... Is there a support group for this kind of problem. I need therapy.

    What do you guys think?
     
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  3. KennyH

    KennyH F1 Veteran
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    550 Spyder!!!! AMAZING!

    Not to be rude, but is it real?
     
  4. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

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    Vintage Spyder Replica.

     
  5. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    BEAUTIFUL!!

    I LOVE those cars...A few show up at Crystal Cove every once in a while.

    One of these days I may have to beg you to take me for a ride :)
     
  6. TheScarletStang

    TheScarletStang Formula Junior

    Feb 7, 2004
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    Sean Salter
    WOW I love em too! wasn't that James Dean's favorite car to drive? That is a car I MUST have one of these days ^_^
     
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  8. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

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    Amazingly stunning.

    I will be rude and ask are the replicas VERY expensive or SOMEWHAT expensive?
     
  9. Sting

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    You can buy a Beck Spyder for about $25K. So no, its not too expensive.
     
  10. KennyH

    KennyH F1 Veteran
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    Incredible... More pictures?
     
  11. LAfun2

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    Gotcha. Thank you.
     
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  13. Bmyth-FDC

    Bmyth-FDC F1 Rookie

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    Yes, Adam. There is a 12-step program I can introduce you to... I'm thinking about enrolling! ;) hehe...

    B.
     
  14. Brigitte

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    Jan 16, 2004
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    It's when you take 12-steps back! ?
    hhehehehehehe :)
    The key is to not get too close, no easy thing to do of course!
     
  15. Tipo815

    Tipo815 F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    One of the divisions of our company stocks and sells the Beck Spyders. We are the largest dealer in the country for these cars. If anyone is interested in purchasing one - feel free to contact me. They "base" model with a 1925cc engine can be had for around $25,000 and they go up from there. Superb kit cars for a very reasonable price. The Vintage made cars are also a very nice product. Vintage and Beck are the two largest 550 replica manufacturers.

    Jordan - is your car a stick or automatic?
     
  16. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

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    I just spent the past 2 days cruising around N.Cal with it. It is a lot of fun to drive, and fast too, 185hp for a very small and light car. Only problem is that I felt like I was too big to be driving such a small vehicle. A lot of fun for not that much money.

    Adam
     
  17. jordan747_400

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    Stick. I think Im the only person in the world that heel toes a Mustang LOL! :)
     
  18. Tipo815

    Tipo815 F1 Rookie

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    Here are some pics of one of the cars we have in stock right now. It has the larger engine 2200cc which dyno'd at 185HP. Even though this is not alot of HP by our standards - the car only weighs 1200 pounds. Acceleration is very impressive - about 5.0 seconds to 60mph.
     
  19. Tipo815

    Tipo815 F1 Rookie

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    Jordan - Call me tomorrow afternoon. I may have you drive one of our new Spyders to CC. It depends on a few things. I will send you a PM.

    Jeffrey
     
  20. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    No kidding! What a deal!! Ill give you a call tomorrow :)
     
  21. Sting

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    How much is that Spyder in the Photos?
     
  22. Tipo815

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    Since it has the larger engine and a few more options than the base car it is around $29,000. It is brand new. Just completed the pre-delivery inspection today.
     
  23. Bmyth-FDC

    Bmyth-FDC F1 Rookie

    Oct 4, 2002
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    Jeffrey -
    That's pretty cool... I'd love to test drive one sometime... could be a fun "zip around town" car to have! Beyond displacement, what kind of engine and drivetrain do these kits come with?

    Byron
     
  24. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    Jeffrey - That may make me go to Crystal Cove this Saturday - Will it be there for sure? Nice looking car for the price!
     
  25. Tipo815

    Tipo815 F1 Rookie

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    Byron - Its a Pro street transmission from CB Motorsports and a reproduction (new) Type 1 "VW Bug" engine (also manufactured by CB Motorsports). They make alot of the high performance engines for sand rails, etc. It's a copy of Ferdinand Porsche's very first motor!
     
  26. Tipo815

    Tipo815 F1 Rookie

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    Hey Jerry. Not sure yet. I am trying to get the detail crew over to our warehouse today. If they cannot make it I will not bring the car as it is dirty. Presentation is the key to sales! I want it to show properly. I would rather wait the week and have it look awesome next weekend. I will know by this afternoon and will post it here.
     
  27. s4dustin

    s4dustin F1 Rookie

    Jan 26, 2004
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    i am trying to aquire that "problem" of yours..
     
  28. Christian Asis

    Apr 28, 2003
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    Not only was the 550 one of James Dean's favorite cars, but he was killed while driving his Lil' Bastard (as he had pained on the car).

    I've never had the pleasure of driving a 550 or a replica, for that matter, but I've seen/heard a few running around Zooport and they are just cool as hell.

    Very, very small cars that are very, very low to the ground and must be an absolute hoot to drive.

    I've been told that the Becks can be built with some more, how should we say, "modern" accoutrement such as disc brakes and a more modern suspension. Is that correct?
     

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