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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 10:58:36 PM  
For 100,000 you could make your own super car but it won't be a ferarri. Eh, someones going to fix to and turn a proft if they are smart about it.
 
2013-10-14 10:59:28 PM  

EJ25T: I love the fact that he smashed his head on the windshield, too. No seat belt, no shirt? Darwin will find him soon.


That was likely *despite* his seat belt. You don't hit something hard enough to do that much damage, yet still stay in the car, if you're not wearing a belt. You pick yourself up about 50 feet down the road, wondering what the fark just happened -- and that's if you're lucky. More likely, somebody else picks up the pieces of you.

Anybody taking bets on whether, being a 1%er, the insurance company just wrote it off and covered it for him so as not to piss off Daddy and lose the family's money? (In other words, you and I paid for this shiat with our premiums.)
 
2013-10-14 11:03:09 PM  

viscountalpha: Eh, someones going to fix to and turn a proft if they are smart about it.


Nobody except Ferrari is going to fix that, and you sure as fark aren't turning a profit once they fix it. The only way you'll fix that yourself is if you can find another rare F50, but one where the owner oversteered off and went into something straight on and backwards. (Because that's about the only way you're going to find a rear-ended F50 with a perfect front-end.)
 
2013-10-14 11:06:39 PM  
...uhhh, as I posted, UNLESS it's all done by Ferrari.   And that won't come cheap.
 
2013-10-14 11:08:24 PM  

gweilo8888: viscountalpha: Eh, someones going to fix to and turn a proft if they are smart about it.

Nobody except Ferrari is going to fix that, and you sure as fark aren't turning a profit once they fix it. The only way you'll fix that yourself is if you can find another rare F50, but one where the owner oversteered off and went into something straight on and backwards. (Because that's about the only way you're going to find a rear-ended F50 with a perfect front-end.)


This got repaired  http://www.autoblog.com/2008/08/14/eddie-griffins-crashed-enzo-repair e d-restored-and-up-for-sale/
 
2013-10-14 11:34:07 PM  

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Glitchwerks: Gas Monkey did it with an F40.

[img.poptower.com image 408x600]
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.


He may have completely f'ed up that F40, but I'd still bang him like a screen door in a hurricane.

/just saying
 
2013-10-14 11:36:02 PM  

loonatic112358: gweilo8888: viscountalpha: Eh, someones going to fix to and turn a proft if they are smart about it.

Nobody except Ferrari is going to fix that, and you sure as fark aren't turning a profit once they fix it. The only way you'll fix that yourself is if you can find another rare F50, but one where the owner oversteered off and went into something straight on and backwards. (Because that's about the only way you're going to find a rear-ended F50 with a perfect front-end.)

This got repaired  http://www.autoblog.com/2008/08/14/eddie-griffins-crashed-enzo-repair e d-restored-and-up-for-sale/


Which proves precisely squat. The Enzo is more recent, and hence likely easier to obtain parts for -- even Ferrari has a limited stock of these things, and making new ain't cheap. That one also (and admittedly, this is an extremely superficial comparison) looks to be much less severely damaged. And yes, the F50's price has hit a bubble, but I don't see it bettering the Enzo a few years down the road. It's not the first bubble for the F50's price, it has gone up and then fallen before now. As of a year ago this F50 would've fetched you half an Enzo. That'll probably be true again in a year or two.
 
2013-10-14 11:36:04 PM  
I am pretty sure by looking at the front end that the pole he ran into hit the windshield not his head, and also the assmonkey guys only paid 80 thousand for that F40 there is a pretty good read over here Link
 
2013-10-14 11:46:05 PM  

gweilo8888: Nobody except Ferrari is going to fix that, and you sure as fark aren't turning a profit once they fix it.


It'll go through Ferrari Classiche, where all those unfortunate scratches will be buffed right out.
 
2013-10-14 11:48:45 PM  
As usual, the people who can afford cars like this don't have the actual skills needed to drive them.
 
2013-10-14 11:51:20 PM  

Fubegra: As usual, the people who can afford cars like this don't have the actual skills needed to drive them.


When is that not the case?
 
2013-10-14 11:54:37 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Fubegra: As usual, the people who can afford cars like this don't have the actual skills needed to drive them.

When is that not the case?


I forgot, fark is home to the Worlds Best Drivers™

Just ask them about zipper merging.
 
2013-10-14 11:55:11 PM  
Came for this, but some things you gotta do yourself.


"Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it."

images.hemmings.com
 
2013-10-15 12:22:16 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: It'll go through Ferrari Classiche, where all those unfortunate scratches will be buffed right out.


As will the contents of your bank account. And at the end of it all, you'll still have something that's not even half as fun as a ~$45k Ariel Atom.
 
2013-10-15 12:35:46 AM  
I wanted to say what fatalvenom said, but with more farks.
 
2013-10-15 12:42:26 AM  

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


When I was an insurance adjuster I frequently had to go to the Copart in Palm Beach to write estimates. Its an interesting place. Acres of trashed vehicles, a majority of which will go to auction to be bought and parted out. They always had a ferrari, Lambo or other exotics kept separate and under shelter. I always wondered what happened to the high end vehicles.
 
2013-10-15 02:31:01 AM  

gweilo8888: As will the contents of your bank account. And at the end of it all, you'll still have something that's not even half as fun as a ~$45k Ariel Atom.


Sadly, this douchebag's daddy will just buy him a new F12 or Enzo.  Lather, rinse, repeat.
 
2013-10-15 02:52:05 AM  

smittyrn: Came for this, but some things you gotta do yourself.


"Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it."

[images.hemmings.com image 450x255]


We'll pop out those dents with a baseball bat and a blowtorch. I'm pretty sure the structural integrity of the front end will hold up to speeds not exceeding 15mph.
 
2013-10-15 02:53:55 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: 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

When I was an insurance adjuster I frequently had to go to the Copart in Palm Beach to write estimates. Its an interesting place. Acres of trashed vehicles, a majority of which will go to auction to be bought and parted out. They always had a ferrari, Lambo or other exotics kept separate and under shelter. I always wondered what happened to the high end vehicles.


I hope they replace the frame. That makes me wonder, at what % original parts does your restoration become a kit car?
 
2013-10-15 02:59:49 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: 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.


Apples and oranges. I'd rather have the 2 wheels, though. Hell, a properly ridden $2500 craigslist supersport will provide a close match in 0-60 and 1/4 mi times.
 
2013-10-15 03:12:18 AM  
FTA: "What's interesting about this is that it's been totaled. A pristine F50 recently went for $1.7 million, and it's unbelievable to think that the car couldn't be repaired and re-sold without making a profit around that price."
~

What sorta or mouth breathing moron would come up with that statement?

An adult journalist?
 
2013-10-15 03:43:55 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: gweilo8888: As will the contents of your bank account. And at the end of it all, you'll still have something that's not even half as fun as a ~$45k Ariel Atom.

Sadly, this douchebag's daddy will just buy him a new F12 or Enzo.  Lather, rinse, repeat.


So true, I have a friend in San Diego that does high end auto body repair. He showed up in a Ferrari 355 to a dinner meeting we had, he had just replaced the rocker panel at a cost $8500. The car he said belonged to a SDSU student from Saudi Arabia, it was his 5th exotic, all the previous had been totaled, including a Viper where the entire frame was snapped in half, and a Lamborghini Diablo that he had spun out on the freeway and backed into the retaining wall one night destroying the engine and chassis. Asshat's father just bought him a new one each time, wonder if he will eventually kill some innocent pedestrian? If he does daddy will probably just fly him out of the country before he goes to trial.
 
2013-10-15 03:48:22 AM  

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


media.screened.com
 
2013-10-15 05:20:36 AM  
The F50 was a POS when it left the factory.
 
2013-10-15 05:24:17 AM  
Looks fixable to me.

Probably worth more than $100,000 as parts.

The wheels and seats alone are probably worth $15000.
 
Add in $7K for each of the doors, $30-$40K for the engine, you're already half way there.


All you have to do is wait for some other idiot to do something stupid to his...
 
2013-10-15 07:34:19 AM  
"In Philadelphia it's worth $50 bucks."
 
2013-10-15 08:17:33 AM  

fatalvenom: Also...

This might be an interesting watch for those debating about the F40/F50


came here to post this. awesome video.
 
2013-10-15 08:35:06 AM  
For $100k I'd rather buy a Caterham 620R and run around embarrassing pretty much everything else on the road, supercars included. Only a handful of built monsters can touch it. A steal at $80k.
 
2013-10-15 08:41:21 AM  

CtrlAltDestroy: For $100k I'd rather buy a Caterham 620R and run around embarrassing pretty much everything else on the road, supercars included. Only a handful of built monsters can touch it. A steal at $80k.


Needs a roof (but is awesome).  I need my creature comforts while I'm smoking $250k+ cars.

I'll stick with my Nissan.
 
2013-10-15 09:38:32 AM  
Worth a lot for parts.  The 4 cylinder 125 hp 4 cam for a Porsche Spyder/356 is worth 250,000.oo  The engine and transaxle in this car could be worth close to 200,000.oo.   The steering wheel for a Porsche Spyder brings between 5 and 10k.
 
2013-10-15 10:15:30 AM  

fatalvenom: 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.


farm8.staticflickr.com
I respectfully disagree.  That is pretty tastefully done.
 
2013-10-15 10:32:21 AM  
I think Ferraris are typically beautiful cars, but that thing looks like a riced-out Batmobile. Yuck.
 
2013-10-15 10:48:47 AM  

enik: I think Ferraris are typically beautiful cars, but that thing looks like a riced-out Batmobile. Yuck.


Well, don't look at what Liberty Walk has done to their F40 and F50.
 
2013-10-15 10:51:29 AM  
Correct me if I am wrong, but there are higher performance level Ferrari cars at a lower price point now

So the only reason to buy this is for the collector appeal correct?
 
2013-10-15 11:11:28 AM  
Collector car.

The set: 288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, FXX.
 
2013-10-15 11:12:26 AM  

bemused outsider: Collector car.

The set: 288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, FXX.


Aren't the 250 California GT's bringing all the big money?
 
2013-10-15 11:13:38 AM  

bemused outsider: FXX


Unless they changed something, you can't own an FXX.  Ferrari keeps those cars, you're essentially paying for the right to use them on special track days that Ferrari arranges.

Same with the 599XX.
 
2013-10-15 11:22:58 AM  

bemused outsider: Collector car.

The set: 288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, FXX.


Don't forget the 250 GTO.

/288 GTO is my favorite car of all time.
 
2013-10-15 11:28:30 AM  

The Muthaship: CtrlAltDestroy: For $100k I'd rather buy a Caterham 620R and run around embarrassing pretty much everything else on the road, supercars included. Only a handful of built monsters can touch it. A steal at $80k.

Needs a roof (but is awesome).  I need my creature comforts while I'm smoking $250k+ cars.

I'll stick with my Nissan.




There are versions that you can get a roof for. And horsepower wise my Nissan can surpass or match supercars at 595whp. Although I'm sure it doesn't handle as well even with the aftermarket suspension and frame struts.
 
2013-10-15 12:00:32 PM  
FXX owners most certainly do own their FXX's.

...they just can't take them home with them.
 
2013-10-15 12:02:20 PM  
The 458 Italia has a price point at about $200k and can out perform an Enzo F40 or F50 from 4+ years ago

New technology like traction control, double clutch gear box, computer assisted shifting, etc makes a V8 outperform the V12s

Im glad ferrari got their shiat together, but it does make their older supercars obsolete in a way
 
2013-10-15 12:07:10 PM  
The collector that I talked to 2 years ago has the 288, the F40, F50 and Enzo.  I asked about the 250, and I got the impression as long as he had either the 288 or 250 that he was still considered as having a set.
He was not interested in the FXX, though he was one of the pre-qualified collecters who were offered the opportunity when they were announced.  I guess if you can't take it home with you, it loses some of the appeal.
 
2013-10-15 12:12:08 PM  
Considering the 458 is almost 3 years old now, it's still doing alright.
But comparing it to an F40 (1987-1992), an F50 (1995), and an Enzo (2002) might not be fair...
 
2013-10-15 12:33:46 PM  

bemused outsider: I asked about the 250, and I got the impression as long as he had either the 288 or 250 that he was still considered as having a set.


That, and you can get the last five all for a third of the price of the first one.
 
2013-10-15 12:43:59 PM  

CtrlAltDestroy: And horsepower wise my Nissan can surpass or match supercars at 595whp.


What all did you do to it to get to that ungodly number?
 
2013-10-15 12:58:39 PM  

The Muthaship: CtrlAltDestroy: And horsepower wise my Nissan can surpass or match supercars at 595whp.

What all did you do to it to get to that ungodly number?


Threw money at a dealer for a GT-R, is my guess.
 
2013-10-15 01:00:22 PM  

Man On Pink Corner: Threw money at a dealer for a GT-R, is my guess.


GT-Rs don't make that much at the wheel.  Or anywhere, factually.

/unless you modify them
 
2013-10-15 01:00:47 PM  

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Glitchwerks: Gas Monkey did it with an F40.

[img.poptower.com image 408x600]
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.


They were going to split the profit that they estimated to be around 200k. Dude gave Richard 350k expenses +100k. So he got the same profit.
 
2013-10-15 01:02:37 PM  

The Muthaship: CtrlAltDestroy: And horsepower wise my Nissan can surpass or match supercars at 595whp.

What all did you do to it to get to that ungodly number?


12 grand, a weekend and a case of Sapporo should do it.
 
2013-10-15 01:05:31 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: The Muthaship: CtrlAltDestroy: And horsepower wise my Nissan can surpass or match supercars at 595whp.

What all did you do to it to get to that ungodly number?

12 grand, a weekend and a case of Sapporo should do it.


Yeah, there are lots of ways to do it with a GT-R, but since he said it wouldn't handle as well as most super cars, I assumed he was talking about a Z car of some sort.  They have a bit farther to go to get 600 at the wheel.
 
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