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Discussion in '308/328' started by i-velocita, Feb 20, 2014.
That popped in my in my inbox this morning.
3/12, $1500, FerrariAds
10/12, approx. $2400, eBay, cracked fiberglass near pin
10/12, $3750, eBay
12/13, $5600, eBay,
1/14, $5000, FerrariAds, near excellent condition, later model with padding on frame, included storage pouch
1/14, $7000, excellent condition, early model without padding on frame, serial number tag missing, no storage pouch
1/14, $5600, eBay, #816752
6/14, $3150, eBay, scratches on Lexan
10/14, $4900, scratches on Lexan
11/14, $6000 eBay, used condition showing wear, early model without padding on frame, included storage pouch
3/15, $5000, minor scratches
9/16, $7500 FerrariAds, very nice condition, later model w padded frame, reproduction pouch, price included shipping
6/18 $4100 eBay, solid top w scratches & rub mark on Lexan, in need of refinishing/restoration.
6/19 $1000 eBay, with broken frame - for parts/restoration.
Do you have links to the ones available?
Here’s one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SARATOGA-Lexan-targa-top-roof-for-Ferrari-308-328-with-extras-very-rare/322410256054?hash=item4b112616b6:g:V8MAAOSw8w1X9diy
Yeah - had seen that one. Was looking for one of the cheaper ones
The list shows sold units only. Date of sale shown on left.
Ah - ok - thanks.
Not sure if this has been discussed before, but Pilkington, the company that makes vintage windshields, manufactured a reproduction of the Saratoga top for the Porsche 944 sunroof just a few years ago. The 944 guys had asked them to do a run, and they accommodated it. I’m not sure if they have the rights to reproduce the other Saratoga Top models, but might be worth a shot to see if they can reproduce the 308/328 tops. I sent their customer service folks an email to inquire about them reproducing a run of these tops. I’ll post when they respond.
I found the company who bought the rights to the Saratoga tops but they stated they are no longer making them.
Actually, I went searching my email for the details, looked up the company to see that they were bought out late last year by another company - so have emailed them to see if they were planning to remake them, or whether they would consider a one off bulk order to remake a limited run of them. Will post if I hear anything.
Put me down for one realistically priced, brand new Saratoga top.
Imagine that. Now that would ruffle a few feathers.
It would - although of course, ours would be reproductions and not original.. lol
I’d be interested if the price was reasonable ..
That's even better. Newer materials.
I'm not holding my breath - haven't heard anything yet.
I struck out with Pilkington. They claim they don’t have the tooling required for a targa top. (But they could do sunroofs with similar frames and latches?). Oh well.
Same here with the company that owns the Saratoga top rights. Business must be so good they can ignore potential new customers.
Why buy the the rights if plan = do nothing?
Somebody should buy the rights from them and reproduce the Saratoga Top.
The original company I contacted bought the rights 20 or 30 years ago - possibly bought the whole company and the rights came with it, and I presume the same for the latest sale. From their side, the market probably isn't big enough to get into remaking them. Corvettes however - another story.
This^ And how chances of being sued have jumped over 20/30 years. Cost of product liability insurance probably more than you would see in profit.
I guess it doesn't just boil down to the small number of 308 S out there, but the number of their owners that will spring for one for a few grand.
That just cannot possibly be a very big pool of customers