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Thread: F355 Kit // Insuring // Some questions :)

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    F355 Kit // Insuring // Some questions :)

    Hello there everyone,

    I currently have some spare money and I think I'm ready to start this project

    But I got some questions.
    1) I'm in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Does anyone know any details about insuring a F355'ed Fiero? Is it insured as a normal fiero? or what?
    2) Where could I get a F355 Kit in Canada. I'v read somewhere that canadian customs don't allow to import kits from the States. Any truth in that?
    3) What would be a good place to work on the car? I live in a garage-less bungalow in the city and can't think of anything. Renting a garage? Where do YOU do it?

    Anything else you'd recommend to to look over?

    Thanks
    Wojtek

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    Re: F355 Kit // Insuring // Some questions :)

    It seems to me that the last question needs to be answered first. If you don't have a garage then most likely you will have to lease or rent a Commercial/Industial building in order to build the car. As for shipping a kit from the US I believe it can be done but for a fee. Last but not least a few people have insured the vehicle as a Fiero (Paying more a year and getting less money if something happened) and myself and a few others have insured our cars as a Ferrari reproduction with specialty car insurance (paying less a year and getting more if something happened). For example I have my car insured through Hagerty as a Ferrari F355 Spider Reproduction and my rate is $538.00 a year (27 year old male with 3 speeding tickets). My insurance on my MR2 Spyder is $300.00 a month with USAA. So I would recomend to you and others, insure your replica with a specialty insurance company. You pay less then if it was insured as a Fiero and if something happens they will give you the full amount to cover damages.

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    Re: F355 Kit // Insuring // Some questions :)

    I can supply you with a fairly decent and easy to assemble 355 spider kit in the Toronto area. You can not bring a kit, assembled or in pieces, into Canada.
    www.kwikercars.com

    Jim

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    Re: F355 Kit // Insuring // Some questions :)

    why couldnt one just drive one across the border?

    would the truck get searched to the point of them opening boxes?

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    Re: F355 Kit // Insuring // Some questions :)

    Well you gotta declare what you'r transporting IN those boxes, duh
    And if they doubt you, they'll search

    "Some empty boxes Officer..."
    "Pull over"
    ":-\"



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    Re: F355 Kit // Insuring // Some questions :)

    Jim,

    I'd rather get the hardtop version.
    The convertible wouldnt be so good as the real f355 has an electric mechanical convertible top no? And your kit has a manual roof, if any, correct?

    What's the diffeence between an AD355 and Mirage355, from powerhouse sports.
    Both go on the fiero, but the mirage's page isnt up currently.


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    Re: F355 Kit // Insuring // Some questions :)

    and what would they do confiscate them?

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    Re: F355 Kit // Insuring // Some questions :)

    Perhaps we could list all the kits made in Canada only here ???
    Can you import molds for kit cars into Canada ???


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    Re: F355 Kit // Insuring // Some questions :)

    IMO...if you have to rent a garage or storage unit to work on a car...that might just break the bank...I'd buy a completed car if I were you...self storage units around here...(Toronto area) are about $300/month for a decent size....multiply that by 24 months, assuming you will finish your car in 2 yrs...it will cost you $7200 just for storage...not to practical if you ask me...just my 2cents.
    A Prancing Horse will ALWAYS back away from a RAGING BULL

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    Re: F355 Kit // Insuring // Some questions :)

    I'll agree to the storage problem. It's costing me out the wasso to have a small shop/garage to store and work on my car until I finally close on my new house. Not looking good. I about sold the project a few months ago to avert burning money on a temporary working and housing facility.

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