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Restoration vid with a vertrosina

Discussion in '308/328' started by Portofino, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Portofino

    Portofino Karting

    Sep 17, 2011
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    Near the end , suggest watch it all .
     
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  3. JC Andruet

    JC Andruet Karting

    Jan 16, 2013
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    I saw this in the background of one of Iain's images he'd posted on Instagram recently, and hoped he'd do a video feature on it. Makes for grim (and somewhat scary) viewing.

    A Vetroresina was sold for what I considered to be "very cheaply" on a UK auction site in July of last year, one wonders if this was the same car :

    https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1976-ferrari-308-gtb-vetroresina

    Images 8, 9 & 10 along with image 26, 27 and 28 in the gallery.

    I doubt it's looking quite such a bargain now :eek:
     
  4. Rosey

    Rosey Formula 3

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    The car on Iains video looked so good on first impressions and under the skin proved to be riddled with rust.
    Perfect example of buyer beware when buying a used Ferrari.
    One of Iains best videos so far.
     
  5. JC1720

    JC1720 Rookie

    Jan 21, 2016
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    Thanks for posting, but I haven’t been able to sleep since watching!
     
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  6. Arvid

    Arvid Formula Junior
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    Love Iain's videos. I have been missing this level of knowledge and details in YT videos. He is one of a kind.

    The vetroresina pictures are scary for sure. There is no sign of rustproofing other than a coat of base color - if that.
     
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  8. Portofino

    Portofino Karting

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    Fortunately I bought mine from S Italy.I think it’s a winter salt + dampness thing .
    I have and do regularly waxoil the underneath frames etc .So far so good .Also do under the scuttle .
    Use something like “ seek and seal “ around the front screen seals .
    Even with the best weather planning they do get wet ,2019 I did a whole day up the French autoroute s in 9issing sumner rain / spray .Later that Autumn on a cold ( but dry morning run ) the fuel guage glass started to develop condensation inside Arghhh !
    It’s dry now , but nether the less water made it in overtaking lorries with the spray etc for 6 hrs in France.
    That’s when I used seek n seal .
    You can visually see those Fwds frame sections if you remove the fwds underneath inspection panel ( where the rack + brake balancer lives ) , the spare tyre and front grill .Also pop up the lights and looks in between. You can eyeball the lower rad mounts from both sides with the grill off too .

    Wax them all .

    Store it in dry garage .

    As the vid suggest it’s not Ferrari it’s the whole 60s 70s Italian car steel thing inc Lambos .

    Anyhow the appeals of a N European Vetroresina or the premium imho has evaporated.
     
  9. Rosey

    Rosey Formula 3

    Nov 5, 2015
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    I think the price of 308 fibreglass cars have softened in general.

    Over here in Australia I have seen late model 328's match 308 fibreglass cars in price almost dollar for dollar.
     
  10. JC Andruet

    JC Andruet Karting

    Jan 16, 2013
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    For those of you on Instagram, the car that I mentioned above that was sold at auction in the UK in July last year, has now appeared here :

    https://www.instagram.com/cavallino61/

    and is undergoing a restoration.
     

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