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(Daily Mail)   Want a four-seat Ferrari but can't afford the new FF? This one can be yours for a bargain £60k (some assembly required)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 47
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2012-02-20 12:03:35 AM
No
 
2012-02-20 12:12:18 AM
What kind of cheapskate owns a Ferrari and puts a Fram oil filter on it?
 
2012-02-20 12:12:28 AM
No
 
2012-02-20 12:15:04 AM

jagec: What kind of cheapskate owns a Ferrari and puts a Fram oil filter on it?


They came from the factory with them. Back in the day car Manf. didn't have the oil filter selections we have now. Plus Fram was a quality filter, now... not so much.
 
2012-02-20 12:19:56 AM
fram oil filter notwithstanding why change the engine?

'It will cost the best part of 100,000 pounds to restore it to its former glory. You are talking about 50,000 pounds alone just for a Ferrari 250GTE engine.

in other words we're talking someone with lots of cash and no clear idea of how to restore a car. well besides throwing money at it.
 
2012-02-20 12:21:10 AM
Yes, vintage Ferrari's are worth a fortune in restorerd concourse condition. Of course you need to be very wealthy to be able to restore it to such a condition.
 
2012-02-20 12:24:28 AM
You can get a four seat Mondial for about 10 grand. It's slower than a Camry and uglier than a new Camaro. Worst.Ferrari.Evar
 
2012-02-20 12:26:25 AM
Put the restoration work into it and you'd have a goldmine in your garage. Seriously, I'd make that investment. 100k US, plus the same for restoration if you go by similar projects recently completed. The sale for mint models in the Uk might be 200k Strerling, but in the US you'd be able to sell it for 350k once the economy comes back a bit.

A fella I know bought and restored a 1965 Alfa-Romeo. He was going to sell it, but found it to be a industrial strength pussy magnet. He eventually sold it, but by that time he'd accumulated a lot of knowledge of cats.
 
2012-02-20 12:30:26 AM
I had never seen this ferrari before. It looks like they were shooting for the econobox customer. Brand new, I'd pay $1000 for it. Worst.ferrrari.ever.
 
2012-02-20 12:33:42 AM
I always thought that Ferraris and Porsches were in equal measure with the Hummer: Dick-mobiles.

Jaguars, on the other hand...
 
2012-02-20 12:35:25 AM
Rapmaster2000You can get a four seat Mondial for about 10 grand. It's slower than a Camry and uglier than a new Camaro. Worst.Ferrari.Evar

The idea would be to buy an approximately 20 year old supercar for about 10K.
/Sounds like a can't go wrong idea.
 
2012-02-20 12:36:40 AM

r1niceboy: Put the restoration work into it and you'd have a goldmine in your garage. Seriously, I'd make that investment. 100k US, plus the same for restoration if you go by similar projects recently completed. The sale for mint models in the Uk might be 200k Strerling, but in the US you'd be able to sell it for 350k once the economy comes back a bit.

A fella I know bought and restored a 1965 Alfa-Romeo. He was going to sell it, but found it to be a industrial strength pussy magnet. He eventually sold it, but by that time he'd accumulated a lot of knowledge of cats.


img.thesun.co.uk
 
2012-02-20 12:41:55 AM
Hmmm buy it, restore it and impress the shiat out of Giadda de Laurentiis with it, since it used to belong to her grandfather.
 
2012-02-20 12:50:03 AM
No.
 
2012-02-20 12:50:19 AM

WhyteRaven74: Hmmm buy it, restore it and impress the shiat out of Giadda de Laurentiis with it, since it used to belong to her grandfather.


I'd happily just disappoint the shiat out of her.
 
2012-02-20 12:55:45 AM

r1niceboy: I'd happily just disappoint the shiat out of her.


*golf clap*
 
2012-02-20 01:06:41 AM
Nights of Cabiria is an excellent, if little known, movie.
 
2012-02-20 01:12:59 AM
Dino De Laurintas? Didn't he end up controlling the movie/game IP to Dune? I know his hand was in in the first Dune and the Emperor 2000 Battleground for Dune game. I'd be afraid to go near this thing, whatever disease made him fark up Dune to the point it ended up as a SyFy miniseries might linger on the car.

If you get a car like this, the real fun is make its exterior look factory stock. Then stick a giant Blaapunkt sound system and modern engine in. Take it to classic car shows and see how many old timers you can make have heart attacks when they see what you did to it.
 
2012-02-20 01:17:06 AM

ha-ha-guy: Then stick a giant Blaapunkt sound system and modern engine in.


No Nakamichi tape deck?
 
2012-02-20 02:29:09 AM
That old 3L V12 makes the most amazing sound. Spent a lovely day driving it's cousin (a 250 GT Lusso) around the state of CT one summer day a few years ago. What a wonderful machine.
 
2012-02-20 02:58:56 AM

CygnusDarius: I always thought that Ferraris and Porsches were in equal measure with the Hummer: Dick-mobiles.

Jaguars, on the other hand...



Dick-mobiles for people with no taste.
 
2012-02-20 03:05:29 AM
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/6951536/75075351#c75075351" target="_blank">whatshisname</a>:</b> <i>CygnusDarius: I always thought that Ferraris and Porsches were in equal measure with the Hummer: Dick-mobiles.
Jaguars, on the other hand...
Dick-mobiles for people with no taste.</i>

ah. The "my branded item is better than your branded item" brigade is out early this morning, I see.
 
2012-02-20 04:33:20 AM

Bomb Head Mohammed: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/6951536/75075351#c75075351" target="_blank">whatshisname</a>:</b> <i>CygnusDarius: I always thought that Ferraris and Porsches were in equal measure with the Hummer: Dick-mobiles.
Jaguars, on the other hand...
Dick-mobiles for people with no taste.</i>

ah. The "my branded item is better than your branded item" brigade is out early this morning, I see.


Lets not forget the "they have a nice, expensive car/truck/etc, must have a small penis" lines.
 
2012-02-20 04:55:23 AM
It doesnt look too bad, Id take it. That car is an amazing piece of art restored
 
2012-02-20 05:47:48 AM

whatshisname: Dick-mobiles for people with no taste who like getting hand jobs from complete strangers.


FTFY.
 
2012-02-20 05:51:26 AM
you'd have to be out of your farkin' mind
 
2012-02-20 05:53:12 AM
100000 for restoring? are they crazy?
Oh, year, I understand, it is the kind of restoring where you give it away to a luxury restorator who makes it better then new, and then you never drive it anyway.
Come on, new tires, oil, a bit care for the leather and so on and she's back on the road for a couple of grands! and feel like an old car wich it is, not a soulless "top restoration"
I dont have 60000 to spend on a car to begin with.

Rich people ruin it for everyone
 
2012-02-20 06:04:32 AM

On-Off: 100000 for restoring? are they crazy?
Oh, year, I understand, it is the kind of restoring where you give it away to a luxury restorator who makes it better then new, and then you never drive it anyway.
Come on, new tires, oil, a bit care for the leather and so on and she's back on the road for a couple of grands! and feel like an old car wich it is, not a soulless "top restoration"
I dont have 60000 to spend on a car to begin with.

Rich people ruin it for everyone


get back to work you hippy.
 
2012-02-20 06:14:31 AM
The Envoy: whatshisname: Dick-mobiles for people with no taste who like getting hand jobs from complete strangers.
What if they want to go to the toilet?
 
2012-02-20 06:15:45 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-02-20 06:21:32 AM

cbackous: On-Off: 100000 for restoring? are they crazy?
Oh, year, I understand, it is the kind of restoring where you give it away to a luxury restorator who makes it better then new, and then you never drive it anyway.
Come on, new tires, oil, a bit care for the leather and so on and she's back on the road for a couple of grands! and feel like an old car wich it is, not a soulless "top restoration"
I dont have 60000 to spend on a car to begin with.

Rich people ruin it for everyone

get back to work you hippy.


I don't know if you'r stupid or trolling, you know, but the reason i don't design engines for Ferarri or the kind is with the money I would make from it, I wouldn't be able to afford a Ferrari!
 
2012-02-20 06:27:25 AM
"After moving to Hollywood where he produced films like King Kong, Flash Gordon and Conan the Barbarian in 1982. The auction takes place on March 3."

Jesus farking hell DM, you can't even end your articles with cromulent sentence these days?
 
2012-02-20 06:45:14 AM
De Laurentiis produced countless films

Countless? As in 'beyond count'? Unless he somehow produced infinity films, I'm willing to bet that anyone other than a Daily Mail journalist can count as high as the number of films he produced.
 
2012-02-20 06:47:43 AM

Curious: fram oil filter notwithstanding why change the engine?

'It will cost the best part of 100,000 pounds to restore it to its former glory. You are talking about 50,000 pounds alone just for a Ferrari 250GTE engine.

in other words we're talking someone with lots of cash and no clear idea of how to restore a car. well besides throwing money at it.


I have a client who restores super cars like these. Most of his work comes from and goes to billionaires with more money than common sense. Apparently owning a classic Ferrari is as popular as those little miniature giraffes with Russian billionaires.
 
2012-02-20 06:56:35 AM

Shatner's Bassoon: De Laurentiis produced countless films

Countless? As in 'beyond count'? Unless he somehow produced infinity films, I'm willing to bet that anyone other than a Daily Mail journalist can count as high as the number of films he produced.


Two seconds, IMDB, 165. (new window)

/How's your Czech neck?
 
2012-02-20 07:45:03 AM
It looks awesome the way it is. Restored, it would be just one of them many similar cars.

I say let it rot.
 
2012-02-20 08:02:30 AM
Fix it up and you've got yourself a real gem
 
2012-02-20 08:38:27 AM
Do the minimum to get it cleaned up and running. Big problem is the stuck engine, fill it with some PB Blaster or other solvent and see if you can get it to come loose. Clean up and paint any rust, then just enjoy.
If someone wants to do a full resto, let the next guy do it.
 
2012-02-20 08:59:22 AM
There's a lot to be said for keeping it in original condition, rather than a full restoration. Enough work to get it back into operating condition, and no layers-of-paint prettifying.
I'm surprised they are are quoting only $100K. I've seen barn finds at our local Concours d'Elegance which were in much worse condition, and still went for tidy sums.
If I had the money, I'd love to have a car like this. Unfortunately I don't.
 
2012-02-20 09:29:56 AM
Protip: If you do buy it and restore it, don't leave it at a parking garage in Chicago.
 
2012-02-20 09:44:48 AM
Full rotisserie. Pro body repairs and paint. As much of the original interior retained as possible. No concourse fuddy duddy, "this is the wrong amount of lead in the paint for the alternator for that year" stuff. Plenty of stainless fasteners, powdercoat and beadblasting. Fully blueprinted motor and trans with as many original parts retained as possible.

I'd still spend a fortune, but I would want to say when I was done that there wasn't a single bolt on the car I hadn't personally turned at some point.
 
2012-02-20 09:47:26 AM
The car is a piece of shiat...so no.
 
2012-02-20 10:18:40 AM
f.images.boldride.com

Yeah, a real piece of shiat.

That car would get more ass than a toilet seat in a Mexican restaurant.
 
2012-02-20 11:49:17 AM

badscooter: [i.imgur.com image 450x338]


LOVE those guys.
 
2012-02-20 04:35:26 PM

BigBooper: Most of his work comes from and goes to billionaires with more money than common sense. Apparently owning a classic Ferrari is as popular as those little miniature giraffes with Russian billionaires.


well i can understand the attraction to the giraffes, they're cute.
 
2012-02-20 05:08:40 PM
I'd trade my liver for that car. I agree with the clean it up and use it folks here. Art on wheels.
 
2012-02-20 10:08:01 PM
lh5.googleusercontent.com

- Less than GBP 60,000
- 4 seats (kind of)
- Faster than a Ferrari FF
 
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