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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
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14379 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Oct 2013 at 9:13 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-14 09:27:46 PM  
5 votes:
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."

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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 09:26:33 PM  
3 votes:

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 09:30:02 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:59:28 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:57:23 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2013-10-14 10:26:16 PM  
1 vote:

Glitchwerks: Gas Monkey did it with ruined an F40.


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

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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 10:20:41 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:53:13 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:39:20 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:26:24 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:22:29 PM  
1 vote:

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

These guys can hook you up.

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2013-10-14 09:20:24 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:19:36 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:55:06 PM  
1 vote:
Is this that shirtless douche's car?

*clicks link*

Yep, it looks like it was that guy.
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