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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Wiseguy, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Wiseguy

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  3. andy308

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    Brings a tear to my eye!
     
  4. Carsonp

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    how much for the 308?

    id but the 575 and make a race car out of it...
     
  5. ILuv4Res

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    According to an article I read yesterday, there are thousands of water damaged cars from the storms that are now starting to make it to the marketplace. Buyer beware!!!
     
  6. neilmac

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    Does that first pic of the 308 look right?

    I'm sure it's a genuine wreck, it's just that.....I dunno. How did it get into that position on that mucky field without getting mud on the tires, or without leaving a tire track behind the fronts?

    Sad to see regardless.

    Neil
     
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  8. Meister

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    I think a lot of those yards have forklifts or modified tractors with lifts so they can just pick up the car and place it where they want.

    Not how I'd want my Ferrari moved but it works.
     
  9. 285ferrari

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    I'll give $50 for the 308!!!
     
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    Bob, I think all the other contestants over-bid. I bid "one dollar".........
     
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  13. Webby

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    Poor babies :(
     
  14. FastLapp

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    #11 FastLapp, Feb 10, 2006
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    The 575 and 355(pictured below) are supposedly at a junkyard in gulfport. I have been wanting to check this out for sometime but have not gotten around to it. Does anyone know what junkyard that is (well actually all of southern MS is now one big junkyard)? There are also a few other topics about this:
    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=85184&highlight=Katrina
    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=82788&highlight=katrina

    Its truly amazing, its been five months since the storm and we are still cleaning up what happenned in 24 hours. Some more Katrin victims:
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  15. Ferrari0324

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    Aren't the owners going to come and claim them?
     
  16. Poweredbyme91

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    Hmmmm, what's a better "investment"? A wrecked Ferrari or a flooded Ferrari?
     
  17. FERRARIHOME

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    sad to see. i would still claim them if they were mine. very sad to see.
     
  18. marco246

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    I was in Mississippi in September and October doing disaster relief work. There was a big pasture--looked like maybe 80 acres--north of Gulfport filled with water-damaged vehicles. Many had the names of insurance companies whitewashed onto the windshields (such as "Allstate"). I believe all these cars had already been totaled by the insurance companies and were awaiting further disposition. The field was located north of I-10 and along U.S. 49 on the east side, near Lyman.
     
  19. LMP234

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    How much money (realistically) would it cost to get one of those running again?

    Would a new engine have to be put in? Or could you have it shipped somewhere, have the engine and electronics worked on so that it was good to go?

    Could be a worthwhile project for someone who doesn't have enough money to buy a new/used Ferrari (keep in mind I have no experience with restoring flooded/damaged cars, also if there are concerns about bacteria there HAS to be a way to de-contaminate the car).
     
  20. cletus

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    at my dealership (not ferrari) in a car that has been flooded every module below the water line has to be replaced. along with that teh interior is completely ruined and has to be replaced, carpet, seats, dash, other trim. really these cars would be great to buy for suspension parts, rebuilding the motors and trannies. i do not think these cars would be good for anything other than parts or a full strip down and conversion to race. that water was pretty nasty, i cant imagine how bad they must smell..........i bet that yellow tr smells GREAT inside........
     
  21. Carsonp

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    I NEED THAT FLOODED TR!!!!
     
  22. richard

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    The way cars are put together today, I'd wager it would cost significantly more than the cost of a brand new one to get it back in tip-top shape. Those are parts cars at best. The outside could probably be fixed and the motor could be pumped, but every electrical component would need to be replaced or rewired, the entire interior would have to be replaced, and the entire car would have to be torn down and gone over with a fine-toothed comb for potential frame damage due to rust or other factors. Those are just a few of the things which come to mind.
     
  23. abster

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    Biggest problem with the Katerina flood cars: Salt water flooding (a whole lot more toxic than fresh water) and the mold (truly toxic!).

    You'd have a hazmat processing area to be able to even take these cars apart! Most of us have garages but this is whole different league!
     
  24. doug328

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    A real shame. Nothing but parts now, and only non electrical, leather, or carpet at that.
     

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