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    FS: 512TR replica car

    This is not as much a kit car as it is a 1 of 1 hand built car.

    Chassis is all round and box steel with correct 512 staggered wheelbase
    Passenger cab and interior are from a Fiero
    Body is fiberglass, mostly hand made but a couple pieces like the rear deck lid came from kit suppliers.
    Paint is flawless, wet sanded and polished. it's as flat as a pancake, no orange peel.
    Front suspension is C4 Corvette that has been converted to coil overs
    Rear suspension is hand fabricated with twin coil overs / billet uprights
    Brakes are Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear
    Brakes have two Wilwood brake boosters and a proportioning valve
    The 3 master cylinders are Howe Chassis components
    Wheels are ultra-rare C4 Corvette Dymags with the desirable 11" offset rears for the ZR1
    Engine is a 465 hp 383 Chevy with AFR heads built by Rick Kippley
    750 Holley double pumper, MSD distributor and ignition box
    Transaxle is a Porsche G5 5-speed manual with a cable shifter
    Cooling system includes dual radiators and expansion tanks
    Gauges are all autometer
    Headers are hand welded stainless
    Exhaust is stainless bullet mufflers with center exit below license plate
    Car has just over 1000 miles on it.
    Fuel system is a front mounted fuel cell and pump
    Many genuine Ferrari parts make it look the part


    This is a running and driving project car and the engineering in it is impressive but it still needs some work. The tires need replacing due to age. It needs a final alignment. There is no power steering pump (yet) so the steering rack feels very heavy.
    Nothing under the car has been tinned in except the rear wheel wells, it's all open. The headlights do not pop up, the covers get removed to expose the lenses.

    Well over $150,000 went into this build. It's fast, loud and gets serious attention where ever it goes. The only way I've found to visually distinguish the body from the real thing are the B pillars.
    $30,000 / offer






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    The A pillars and flat windshield and fiero interior are also a giveaway

    Plus it looks about six inches too long ahead of the front wheel

    Last edited by cutlass442; 06-06-2017 at 11:30 PM.

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    The nose proportions are correct for a 512TR. Perhaps it is the angle of the picture?

    It does have a Fiero cab and interior so the windshield shape, A-pillar and b-pillar are different.

    Can I get you more information?

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    i've seen this car in person and it is nothing short of a work of art.. as an owner of several exotics and kit cars; i was very impressed with the workman ship. it is not a kit car. it is a custom built car with a fiberglass 512tr shell. disregard the negative comments about the "nose being too long, flat windshield, and fiero interior are also a dead giva-way"... you did an amazing job building this car. my friend purchased it from you...
    Last edited by dthami2; 08-17-2017 at 01:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dthami2 View Post
    i've seen this car in person and it is nothing short of a work of art.. as an owner of several exotics and kit cars; i was very impressed with the workman ship. it is not a kit car. it is a custom built car with a fiberglass 512tr shell. disregard the negative comments about the "nose being too long, flat windshield, and fiero interior are also a dead giva-way"... you did an amazing job building this car. my friend purchased it from you...
    Thanks for the positive review of the car, as you mention it has been sold and I'm very happy the new owner is enjoying it!! It is indeed an amazing car!

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