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    $13,000,000.00 Replica

    The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. I did some research on a paticular Car. A while back (long while) when Vanilla Sky (w/Tom Cruise, Camaron D., and Penelope) I had seen Tom drive a black classic Ferrari and I loved the car and wanted one. Well regardless of wanting that one I did not know what it was called or what year it was. Instead I did a 355 (still doing). I recently have done some research and found 2 companies (1 here in Cali.) that make a kit for the 250 GTO. Little did I know the history. I then did some research on the car's history and there were only 36 built between 1962-62 and in 1989 one of the cars had sold for over $13,000,000.00 to a guy in Japan. Here is a pic what do you all think?






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    1962-1963 ;D. Can you say this car looks like an average Joe (Car) but sooooo screams money. Sporty, Classic, Italian, and last but not least Classy.

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    The 250 GT's are very cool! I would like to have the spyder kit made by precision design and engineering. It is based off of the replica used in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". And is a very cool looking car, replica or not.

    A few years back I ordered info about their kit. It does not use a donor car. The kit price was around $15K and was designed for a Ford 5.0 or Chevy 350 engine, mustang II front suspension, and a Ford rearend. It's basically the same as buying a fabricated Model "A" hot rod frame and building it up.

    When I priced it all up it would run around $30K for parts to complete, including paint. It's my understanding that the real 250GT spyders varied slightly from year to year so I think it would make it hard to recongnize a real from a replica. I would still like to have a vintage Ferrari replica. Here is a pic and link for the Calspyder.

    http://www.calspyder.com/

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    I believe the bassist from Pink Floyd also owns one of the few 250 GTOs in existence Strange thing to remember, eh?

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    Actually the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (serial number 4293) was sold at a Sothebys auction for 14.6 million dollars - the most anybody has ever paid for an automobile.

    The car in Vanilla Sky is a kit built on a 1971 to 1978 Datsun Z car. You can get them from Tom at http://www.scorpionzcars.com/ or Jeff at http://www.zcarkits.com/

    BTW, the Ferrari 250 GTO has nothing to do with the 250 GT California Spyder. The number 250 is the displacement of each cylinder in CC's (cubic centimeters).

    Here are a couple of shots of my 250 GTO http://www.cardomain.com/member_page...page_id=236622

    BTW, although rare, you can get aluminum bodied 250 GTO's (made from the original molds) built on a real Ferrari chassis.

    Here http://www.finesportscar.com/InventoryFSC.html or here http://www.allegretticars.com/ferrari250.htm

    And, there was one on eBay for $145,000 not to long ago.

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    You are right on Ari - Nick Mason the drummer from Pink Floyd owns serial number 3757. He races it at Goodwood almost every year.

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    here's a quicky story for ya..my friend owns and runs a ferrari restoration garage here in the uk , they are one of the most renowned ferrari repairers ,they got a ferrari 250 gto sent to them from new york usa ,and it was madonna's interior designer's,he wanted a ground-up total restoration ,all new leather, bare metal respray etc.they had the car for about 8 months perfecting it , finally finished they sent it back to him..2 months later it came back!! coffee and a mobile phone doesn't mix when driving a work of art!!what was he thinking off!!!!






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    There were a few of those at the Knotts show. I have an old 1970 Datsun 240Z and have always thought of building one of these since the Datsun is the donor. Seems like one of the ones at the Knotts show was Corvette-based though.

    This kit used to be called the California Spider. Not sure how many people sell it. One is Thunder Ranch in El Cajon...
    http://www.thunderranch.com/gto.html
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    John Washington builds a spider version called a Velorossa http://www.reactionresearch.com/automotivedetails.htm

    BTW, here is a link to the GTO Replica Registry that John maintains http://www.reactionresearch.com/gtorr/index.html

    Sorry, but I have never heard of a Ferrari 250 GTO kit being called California Spider (why would you call a coupe a spider?) and have never seen a Corvette based version. However, the last chance garage in Kit Car magazine is building a tube framed version with a Corvette powertrain.

    I have seen a Corvette based Ferrari Daytona. It was originally produced by Tom McBurnie (Thunder Ranch) and used on the show Miami Vice. Of course thatís the car and show that got Ferrari's attention and started all the litigation to stop Ferrari copies! >

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    Cool, there is a lot more people then I though would like this car. I like it because it is classic. I was thinking of doing the one from Thunder Ranch. I found out that he is the one that got the first original molds (could be a bad thing) and he lives in San Diego area. Close for me to drive and see. All of this will not start until mid-next year. I have other obligations to do first (MR2 Spyder).

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