Saw this in Vancouver...

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by DevinC, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. DevinC

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    May 28, 2019
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    So I saw what looked like an old Modena GT build of the 250GT California SWB. Approached the guy who very snobbily said its the read deal. A real 250 GT California. Hate to say it, but I have my doubts. Didn't think the real ones had the "A" frame door windows. Or dual rearview fender mirrors

    Any thoughts? Is this thing real or is this guy sadly pawning off a beautiful replica as a real 250GT?

    Either way, great sight to see today. Image Unavailable, Please Login
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  3. tritone

    tritone F1 Veteran
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    There is not a single thing related to a Ferrari 250 GT or a Cal Spyder in your pic. Need I say more?
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  4. DevinC

    DevinC Rookie

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    What do you mean?
  5. JoeTSI

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    Kit car based on a Corvette, if I had to guess.
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  6. 19633500GT

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    He's agreeing with you that the guy is full of ****. No matter how much snobbiness is involved lol
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  8. JTSE30

    JTSE30 Formula 3
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    Obviously a fake, and had to be different enough from the original so Ferrari would not file lawsuit on whomever made that kit... here's a original:

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  9. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
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    That is one seriously flawed replica..poor guy, I really hope he doesn't think it's real.
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  10. paulchua

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    Jul 1, 2013
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    I personally do not like most kit cars (certain recreations are okay.)
    If kit cars are your thing, the least you can do is own up to it when asked about the provenance. When you try to pass it off, that's when you go from frugal enthusiast to charlatan posuer.

    Assuming he indeed was 'snobby' (two sides to every story), I would say, no, it was not a great sight to see today. Actually I'm embarrassed for him.

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