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(Yahoo)   Start the Bidding: Rare Ferrari F50 turns up wrecked in a junk yard, of the 56 F50s built by Ferrari for the U.S. this one was the final one   (autos.yahoo.com) divider line 124
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2013-10-14 08:55:06 PM  
Is this that shirtless douche's car?

*clicks link*

Yep, it looks like it was that guy.
 
2013-10-14 09:15:12 PM  
A wrecked Ferrari? Where do I sign up?
 
2013-10-14 09:18:22 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: A wrecked Ferrari? Where do I sign up?


For slightly more than $100,000 it can be yours, an undrivable car that will likely cost twice as much as the salvage price to rebuild. There is good news, though: if you do it you can flip it and make a nice profit, especially if you hype the car's story. F50s have been going for a half mil recently, and exotic collectors love cars with stories.
 
2013-10-14 09:18:39 PM  
I got 5 on it.
 
2013-10-14 09:19:36 PM  
As a car guy....meh.

Ferrari is for saying you have a Ferrari.  For $100k, anyone interested in using a car like that for its intended purpose could build something much better.
 
2013-10-14 09:20:24 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: Is this that shirtless douche's car?

*clicks link*

Yep, it looks like it was that guy.


I didn't make it 20 seconds into that video.  That, plus the animated gif, was enough asshattery for me.
 
2013-10-14 09:22:13 PM  
Such a shame, it's my favorite car of all time. All time!
 
2013-10-14 09:22:23 PM  

Tchernobog: As a car guy....meh.

Ferrari is for saying you have a Ferrari.  For $100k, anyone interested in using a car like that for its intended purpose could build something much better.


It was ostensibly leaking carbon monoxide into the passenger compartment, thus causing its own demise. This after requiring a new engine. Methinks the car's engine code would say, PRAY FOR MOJO at this point.
 
2013-10-14 09:22:29 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: A wrecked Ferrari? Where do I sign up?


These guys can hook you up.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-14 09:26:24 PM  
I was just looking at this on copart so I'm getting a kick out of this. Easily fixable except for the lack of parts available for it.
 
2013-10-14 09:26:33 PM  

atomic-age: It was ostensibly leaking carbon monoxide into the passenger compartment, thus causing its own demise. This after requiring a new engine. Methinks the car's engine code would say, PRAY FOR MOJO at this point.


Right. Carbon monoxide. That's it.

Which is more likely, a carbon monoxide leak at speed from a rear-engined, open-top car incapacitating the driver, or the same guy who drove like a jerk on video wiping out while being a cool guy?

I know which one I'm going with.
 
2013-10-14 09:27:46 PM  
Ok...as a former long-time Ferrari mechanic who has worked on many of these cars, let me start by commenting on this gem:

"The post set off a debate among Ferrari owners, and word among them was that the driver had passed out behind the wheel due to a leaking exhaust dumping carbon monoxide into the cockpit, leading to a collision with a tree at 50 mph."

l1.yimg.com

Uh, number one guys...the farking roof isn't on the car. And typically, after an accident, they don't remove the roof so the insides can be destroyed by weather...especially an F50. So how in the possible fark could an exhaust leak cause the driver to pass-out from carbon-monoxide?

Secondly, the exhaust is far aft of the motor, at 50mph, there is absolutely zero possibility of the exhaust penetrating the driver's compartment and causing oxygen-deprevation.


Finally, the owner/driver just straight-up farked-up driving this car.

Nice try covering-up for one of your fellow idiot Ferrari drivers. Too bad that most of us who have worked-on or sold these cars to their owners know, they typically have about as much driving skill as your typical Camry driver; except they have the cash to play,
 
2013-10-14 09:27:56 PM  
Even in the rain, it looks like he didn't have the top on.  What are the odds he had it on when the "exhaust leak" knocked him out?
 
2013-10-14 09:28:49 PM  
Copart is who sold my wife's totaled 2003 Focus 4 door hatchback, after some lady turned left into oncoming traffic, got broadsided at 45 mph, and pushed into the Focus (which was sitting at a red light).

That story wasn't interesting enough to get over $100k. I think the auction ended at about $300

/Broken drive axle, crunched front end, crunched up back end
//somehow, the other car bounced off the front, around the doors and into the rear
///This story has no point, other than Copart is kind of a cool website to browse if you can fix cars
 
2013-10-14 09:30:02 PM  
For $100,000, I'd rather have an M5 and send it off to Dinan to do their thing.

And put a 525 badge on it to make it a sleeper...
 
2013-10-14 09:32:21 PM  
F50, huh?  Sounds like a pussy wagon to me.  What's the towing capacity?
 
2013-10-14 09:33:07 PM  
So I'm pretty car stupid.

If I can read the between the lines, then when I buy this car I am basically just buying a VIN#.  When I slap the VIN onto the Ferrari kit car that I make using a few odd parts from the original (like a rear tail light, and maybe one of the floor mats) the $100,000 kit car is instantly transformed into a $10MM Ferrari F50.
 
2013-10-14 09:34:27 PM  
 
2013-10-14 09:36:31 PM  

Precision Boobery: F50, huh?  Sounds like a pussy wagon to me.  What's the towing capacity?


I fresh vagina per hour.
 
2013-10-14 09:36:33 PM  

RogermcAllen: So I'm pretty car stupid.

If I can read the between the lines, then when I buy this car I am basically just buying a VIN#.  When I slap the VIN onto the Ferrari kit car that I make using a few odd parts from the original (like a rear tail light, and maybe one of the floor mats) the $100,000 kit car is instantly transformed into a $10MM Ferrari F50.


Yup.
 
2013-10-14 09:36:45 PM  

RogermcAllen: So I'm pretty car stupid.

If I can read the between the lines, then when I buy this car I am basically just buying a VIN#.  When I slap the VIN onto the Ferrari kit car that I make using a few odd parts from the original (like a rear tail light, and maybe one of the floor mats) the $100,000 kit car is instantly transformed into a $10MM Ferrari F50.


No, the car is substantially intact. The front end is in disarray, but everything aft of the front firewall is fine. The problem is getting parts for a limited-edition exotic. Ferrari will be more than happy to fix this car for Ferrari prices. Also, the car typically changes hands for a half million. The 10-million car is the 250GTO California SWB.
 
2013-10-14 09:37:14 PM  
As I said in the jalop comments, someone contact the guys that did the Eddie Griffin Enzo repair.
 
2013-10-14 09:39:13 PM  

buzzcut73: Copart is who sold my wife's totaled 2003 Focus 4 door hatchback, after some lady turned left into oncoming traffic, got broadsided at 45 mph, and pushed into the Focus (which was sitting at a red light).

That story wasn't interesting enough to get over $100k. I think the auction ended at about $300

/Broken drive axle, crunched front end, crunched up back end
//somehow, the other car bounced off the front, around the doors and into the rear
///This story has no point, other than Copart is kind of a cool website to browse if you can fix cars


So you bought your wife a totaled 10 year old Focus? Bet you got the best hand job ever that night.
 
2013-10-14 09:39:20 PM  
Also, I'd be surprised if someone who already owns an F50 doesn't buy this to use as a parts car. It offers the benefit of "cheap" parts and also increases the value of their intact car by making them more rare by one.
 
2013-10-14 09:40:15 PM  

loonatic112358: As I said in the jalop comments, someone contact the guys that did the Eddie Griffin Enzo repair.


Hey, you have the same handle here as you do on Jalopnik.
 
2013-10-14 09:42:13 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: Hey, you have the same handle here as you do on Jalopnik.


Well, why not
 
2013-10-14 09:47:23 PM  
So is this more or less expensive than the car that Cameron trashed in Ferris Bueller's Day Off?
 
2013-10-14 09:47:35 PM  
Gas Monkey did it with an F40.
 
2013-10-14 09:49:37 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: So is this more or less expensive than the car that Cameron trashed in Ferris Bueller's Day Off?


Much less. While the car in the movie was a replicar, a real one goes for over $10 million now. The F50 goes for 1/20th of that, maybe a little more, though it will only get more expensive as time goes on.
 
2013-10-14 09:52:20 PM  
That may not in fact buff right out
 
2013-10-14 09:53:13 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: So is this more or less expensive than the car that Cameron trashed in Ferris Bueller's Day Off?

Much less. While the car in the movie was a replicar, a real one goes for over $10 million now. The F50 goes for 1/20th of that, maybe a little more, though it will only get more expensive as time goes on.


Especially as more of these get trashed by people with more money then driving skills
 
2013-10-14 09:54:56 PM  

Glitchwerks: Gas Monkey did it with an F40.


Came here to say this.
He says he spent $350,000 to fix it up. But that sumbiatch was in way worse shape.
 
2013-10-14 09:59:55 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: atomic-age: It was ostensibly leaking carbon monoxide into the passenger compartment, thus causing its own demise. This after requiring a new engine. Methinks the car's engine code would say, PRAY FOR MOJO at this point.

Right. Carbon monoxide. That's it.

Which is more likely, a carbon monoxide leak at speed from a rear-engined, open-top car incapacitating the driver, or the same guy who drove like a jerk on video wiping out while being a cool guy?

I know which one I'm going with.


I was dubious about that one as well.
 
2013-10-14 10:02:43 PM  
I'd love to know precisely who the asshat really is.  My money is on an investment banker or trust fund baby.
 
2013-10-14 10:05:25 PM  

Glitchwerks: Gas Monkey did it with an F40.


img.poptower.com
But did Gas Monkey get paid?

Yeah, I saw both parts, and I'm still not sure what his buddy paid him was worth the weeks of stress and headaches.
 
2013-10-14 10:09:28 PM  
That will only have value to whomever wants it for parts, or souveniers.

No potential customer will pay Ferrari money for it unless it's all Ferrari, and re-built by Ferrari, which will exceed any market value it could have.  Ferrari may have an interst in it, to collect parts from it.

And every F-50 is a known quantity, so good luck selling it to an un-suspecting buyer.
 
2013-10-14 10:14:28 PM  
the sad thing? a $12000 suzuki with $3000 worth of modifications will destroy that car.
 
2013-10-14 10:17:05 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: the sad thing? a $12000 suzuki with $3000 worth of modifications will destroy that car.


The suzukis that are raced up pikes peak are custom fabricated
 
2013-10-14 10:18:47 PM  

loonatic112358: The_Original_Roxtar: the sad thing? a $12000 suzuki with $3000 worth of modifications will destroy that car.

The suzukis that are raced up pikes peak are custom fabricated


i'm talking about 2-wheeled suzukis... the kind anyone can walk into a dealership and buy.
 
2013-10-14 10:20:41 PM  
As a Big-3 Born Farker who lives in L.A., you don't need this car-just get a vette & run the crap outta it
 
2013-10-14 10:22:32 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: For $100,000, I'd rather have an M5 and send it off to Dinan to do their thing.

And put a 525 badge on it to make it a sleeper...


Funny. And people without money take a Chrysler 300 and put Bently stickers on it.

Ive also seen a 3-series with an M badge on it. so sad.
 
2013-10-14 10:23:04 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: atomic-age: It was ostensibly leaking carbon monoxide into the passenger compartment, thus causing its own demise. This after requiring a new engine. Methinks the car's engine code would say, PRAY FOR MOJO at this point.

Right. Carbon monoxide. That's it.

Which is more likely, a carbon monoxide leak at speed from a rear-engined, open-top car incapacitating the driver, or the same guy who drove like a jerk on video wiping out while being a cool guy?

I know which one I'm going with.


Not to mention the fact that the F50 had catalytic converters. Catted cars do not emit CO.

I love the fact that he smashed his head on the windshield, too. No seat belt, no shirt? Darwin will find him soon.
 
2013-10-14 10:26:16 PM  

Glitchwerks: Gas Monkey did it with ruined an F40.


FTFY.


We rebuilt an F40 at my old shop that was rebuilt as a replica F40LM.

i48.photobucket.com

While "taste" is subjective...those idiots from Gas Monkey might as well have thrown some under-body neon lights and some strobes and subwoofers on that thing they ruined.
 
2013-10-14 10:34:04 PM  
Catted cars most certainly *do* emit CO. Cats are there deal with oxides of nitrogen. Even then, they are reduced, not eliminated.
 
2013-10-14 10:34:26 PM  

bemused outsider: That will only have value to whomever wants it for parts, or souveniers.

No potential customer will pay Ferrari money for it unless it's all Ferrari, and re-built by Ferrari, which will exceed any market value it could have.  Ferrari may have an interst in it, to collect parts from it.

And every F-50 is a known quantity, so good luck selling it to an un-suspecting buyer.


With around 50 total imported to the US and a story to go with it, in 15 years the person who buys this rebuilt will more than see his money back. That's not to mention that the guy who buys an F50 isn't what you might call hurting for money. Also, since it's been damaged and rebuilt there's no harm in driving it a lot, so if Ferrari does rebuild it the owner will have himself a blast with a car whose value cannot be diminished.
 
2013-10-14 10:35:31 PM  
eatin' fetus:

So you bought your wife a totaled 10 year old Focus? Bet you got the best hand job ever that night.

No, somebody else bought their wife a 10 year old totaled focus for $300. I have neither the patience nor the skills to engage in auto repair. However, somebody that does have those things can get cars for cheap on that site if they don't mind driving something with a salvage title.
 
2013-10-14 10:41:37 PM  
I thought about 

LemSkroob: TheGreatGazoo: For $100,000, I'd rather have an M5 and send it off to Dinan to do their thing.

And put a 525 badge on it to make it a sleeper...

Funny. And people without money take a Chrysler 300 and put Bently stickers on it.

Ive also seen a 3-series with an M badge on it. so sad.


If I wanted to make my Bimmer look fast, the first thing I'd do is put in four tail pipes.  I notice that before the badging.
 
2013-10-14 10:42:43 PM  

bemused outsider: That will only have value to whomever wants it for parts, or souveniers.

No potential customer will pay Ferrari money for it unless it's all Ferrari, and re-built by Ferrari, which will exceed any market value it could have.  Ferrari may have an interst in it, to collect parts from it.

And every F-50 is a known quantity, so good luck selling it to an un-suspecting buyer.


Not true. Several Ferrari "super cars" have been repaired and sold.

Here's an Enzo that was repaired and, IIRC, ended up selling for right at a million dollars.
 
2013-10-14 10:47:03 PM  
I'll give ya $75 for the seats.

Seriously, can't these wi99ers take a driving lesson?
 
2013-10-14 10:57:23 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: i'm talking about 2-wheeled suzukis... the kind anyone can walk into a dealership and buy.


yes, and while they're nice, they're still Suzukis

You're not just paying for the performance, you're paying for the name

also, 2 wheels vs 4 wheels, very rarely can they be compared the same, the motorcycle doesn't have to take the same line as the car does.
 
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