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Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by schwoo, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. schwoo

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  3. obbob

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    Italia with a Speciale bodykit.
     
  4. schwoo

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    That explains it all !!! Thanks


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  5. IloveGT

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  7. Regular Guy 01

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    Wonder about the history of this car......
    Was it damaged then rebuilt like this?
    Noticed there was no CarFax / Auto Check available for it.

    Just saying....
     
  8. BruceC

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    No accidents. There's a CarFax link on the "Specs" tab. https://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistory/p/Report.cfx?vin=zff68nhaxd0189406

    I've been to their shop to look at a custom Mercedes and was given a tour of the shop. Their business revolves around custom (i.e. "Bespoke") mostly exotics. Some were a little over the top for my liking, but my impression was that the quality of the work was done to a pretty high standard.
     
  9. IloveGT

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    carfax's false negative rate is higher than you may assume otherwise.
     
  10. Regular Guy 01

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    Thanks for the info as I looked around but didn't see it.
    Nice to know that it wasn't totaled or damaged (we hope) and put back together like this.
    I like to customize my cars with bits and pieces but this is a little much for me. I am sure there is a buyer out there for it but I for one wouldn't be that person.
    I would love to have a Speciale Aperta but I would never purchase a car that was converted to look like one. I would rather have the 458 Spider it was based on.
    It would be a bummer to have to explain to everybody what it really is and what it is trying to be.....

    Kind of like wanting a Rolex but buying a Rotex from the swap meet.
    If you can't afford the real thing, wait a little longer and work a little harder.
     
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  12. SoCal to az

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    Creative Bespoke does a lot of "interesting" mods and builds.
     
  13. Coincid

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    In the decades of car buying, one thing has been crystal clear- there is no such thing as a give away bargain. Good deals can exist but the ones that seem too good to be true, are never true.
     
  14. Graz

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    Ahhhhhhh............no :)
     

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