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    F40 Replica fans

    For all you F40 replica fans... I give you the coolest F40 Replica i have ever seen! They are 2 different styles from the same builder.









    Personally i tend to favour the first 2 pics ;D
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    Re: F40 Replica fans

    WOW!! That's one awesome ride!! That has to be the best replica F40 I've ever seen...no doubt. Any info on the kit and it's price or is it turnkey only???

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    Re: F40 Replica fans

    As it stands right now they appear to be entertaining strickly turnkey vehicles only... I am still waiting on pricing
    The Needles Dance, The Gauges Glow,
    As Engine Speed & Heartbeat Grow,
    Gears They Shift 'Neath Anxious Thumbs,
    SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES...
    Formerly: Powerhouse

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    Re: F40 Replica fans

    that is one of the nicest F40 replicas i've seen...Who builds it or is it a one off ?


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    Re: F40 Replica fans

    Currently it is a one of 2. I am trying to negotiate a deal with the builder to build rolling Chassis or pallet cars(Complete car minus engine and transmission) for resale.
    The Needles Dance, The Gauges Glow,
    As Engine Speed & Heartbeat Grow,
    Gears They Shift 'Neath Anxious Thumbs,
    SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES...
    Formerly: Powerhouse

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    Re: F40 Replica fans

    Hey 360_wanna be,

    I think your the same guy i -emailed the other day about the
    355 kit. I hope things go your way. Both these kits look bang on.

    My fellow kit car buddies here in Toronto each have Lambo
    Countach kits. ( a 25th, a Prova, and a GRB Countach )

    So if any of you need any info give me a shout, we'll be happy to help out in any way !

    Cheers !

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    Considering the way i choose to do business is a little different compared to the norm in the industry. Some manufactorers are supportive although others are not so.....

    If a LEGITAMATE business person has no other hidden agenda, like fraud, there should be no problem putting transactions on a level playing feild.

    I did hear from this Builder(f40) and he was hoping to land about 90,000.00 per rolling Chasis *(pallet Car). In my opinion this is way off the mark. that kind of money would put you close to a real ferrari or diablo for that matter. The likely hood of this car comming to market is highly unlikely unless the builder realizes that kits are built for some of us who cant affoard the real deal. Others for pure enjoyment. None the less, If I had 90,000.00 to blow on a car...it sure wouldn't be a clone.

    On a side note I invite any kit manufactor to contact me regarding thier replicas and seeing if I can offer my services to them.
    The Needles Dance, The Gauges Glow,
    As Engine Speed & Heartbeat Grow,
    Gears They Shift 'Neath Anxious Thumbs,
    SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES...
    Formerly: Powerhouse

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    Re: F40 Replica fans

    I totally agree with you 360...One of the reasons in my view that many of these Kit car manufactures fail is usually because
    they run out of cash flow.

    Let's face it, unless you have a varied product line and other
    non - kit products to offer for sale, being in the kit car business is a hard thing to sustain. People dont buy kits every day like say a GM vehicle...

    On the Canadian front, there are few reputable producers that offer honest, reliable service and product. Let's hope that will change !

    I've been following the Kit Car industry for over 15 years and although there have been alot of improvements there is still much to be done.



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    Re: F40 Replica fans

    Ok guys, I have been sitting here with my F-40 Book, agonizing on whether or not those fotos were of a real one or not.

    Conclusion: Yes and no.

    F-40 used a single spindle nut... this has 5 lugs.

    The nose is too long so that part came from a kit.

    Windshield rake isnt steep enough, but it is 308 looking.

    The rear is too perfect, there are a few Race F-40's floating around for less than a typical one, some with out motors. I think someone splashed one, the back, doors, engine bay cover, and rear side intakes. The roof is too flat, dosnt slope back like the F-40. Door glass is back more than a fiero but not as far back as an F-40 (the slant). IMO, this is a 308 with F-40 parts or... F-40 replica parts. Someone needs to check Ferrari for replacement cost of body parts, that might clue us into the price. 308's range from 24,000 to 40,000 on average, and I have seen many for sale with GTO kits and set up for race, even a rolling 308 chasis with out engine or trans recently but with a GTO widebody for less than 30,000. Also, that one pictured above has 18" wheels, F-40 had 17". Oh, and one minor detail... the F-40 has a door latch on top of the door, countersunk (horizontal). The 308 uses a door latch at the edge of the glass (verticle).

    Real one from the side:


    note: some real F-40's had F-40 in the side of the wing, some did not. Note the extreme windshield rake. And the way the real nose dives down, all the kits have a more curved nose that is longer.

    The more I ponder...
    Im pretty sure that is a 308 based deal... the back is the right length, and the interior has space behind the seats like a real Ferrari. Am I the only one who noticed that it is right hand drive? Ya know, Ferrari's, especially used ones like a 308 don't command as much in the European market. And if you think about the costs of all that custom tooling and time, wouldnt it be easier to buy a cheap chasis in Europe and save the hassel, and then charge some poor sap 90,000?

    There's a job for 360wannabe! Just go to Europe, import 308's, slap F-40 panels on them, and you too can charge people an arm and a leg!

    Let me know what you all think. ;D Cheers!

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    Re: F40 Replica fans

    Oh the plot thickens! (I love it) Don't you just love the web? I saw a post on ebay the other day for a Ferrari horn button for the Momo sterring wheel. (I still have one too) Momo dosnt have them in the us anymore... in the US. This guy wanted about $70 bucks for one. Wonder what they run in Europe?


    The European market offers a very large selection of exotic cars in excellent conditions. The strong Dollar also gives the US customers the advantage of buying a Ferrari in Europe for a very good value.

    Below we have compared the average market prices for some used Ferraris on the US market and the European market.

    Last updated: 06.20.2002



    2001 Ferrari 360 Spider: US market price
    US $
    259,000

    European market price US $
    154,000

    Saving* US $
    105,000



    2000 Ferrari 360 Modena: US market price
    US $
    179,000

    European market price US $
    115,000

    Saving* US $
    64,000



    1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello: US market price US $
    174,000

    European market price US $
    119,000

    Saving* US $
    55,000



    1998 Ferrari 355 Berlinetta: US market price US $
    114,000

    European market price US $
    78,000

    Saving* US $
    36,000





    1996 Ferrari 355 GTS: US market price US $
    109,000

    European market price
    US $
    75,000

    Saving*
    US $
    34,000



    1995 Ferrari 456 GT: US market price
    US $
    116,000

    European market price US $
    78,000

    Saving* US $
    38,000



    1993 Ferrari 512 TR: US market price US $
    117,000

    European market price US $
    74,000

    Saving* US $
    43,000



    1989 Ferrari Testarossa: US market price US $
    79,000

    European market price US $
    47,000

    Saving* US $
    32,000



    The above prices are just some examples, call or mail for details about the Ferrari of your dreams. USA office - Telephone (949) 916 1757


    *
    All the European market prices are for cars with European specifications, cars shipped to the US have to be converted to be legal for the US.
    This conversion has to be done at a Registered Importer in the US, the conversion normally cost between $8.500 and $30.000.
    We can take care of all the paper work and conversion - No detail is too small.


    European models which are eligible to be converted and imported into the US:



    Ferrari 208, 208 Turbo (all models) Year 1977 - 1988
    Ferrari 308 (all models) Year 1977 - 1985
    Ferrari Mondial (all models) Year 1980 - 1989
    Ferrari 328 (except GTS) Year 1985, 1988 - 1989
    Ferrari 328 GTS Year 1985 - 1989
    Ferrari 288 GTO Year 1985
    Ferrari Testarossa Year 1987 - 1989
    Ferrari 348 TS and TB Year 1992
    Ferrari 512 TR Year 1993
    Ferrari 456 Year 1995
    Ferrari F50 Year 1995
    Ferrari F355 Year 1995 - 1998
    Ferrari 550 Maranello Year 1997 - 1999 - 2001
    Ferrari 360 Year 1999 - 2001


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