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  1. Edward 96GTS

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    ^ does make you wonder what their criteria is. is it now simply that the chassis engine and trans are original?
     
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  3. NYC Fred

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    Nah. The size of the check.
     
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    is it a cut car?
     
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  8. ag512bbi

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    No. Factory Spider
     
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    i prefer the side like too. can it get a red book if euroized?
     
  11. ag512bbi

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    Good question.
     
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  13. Edward 96GTS

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    ^ you could buy it back and go for the red book
     
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    Those huge rectangular US market indicators were imposed by the US requirements, don't you prefer Pininfarina styling to Ralph Nader disfiguration?
     
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    No, actually I don't.
    Some US version cars I prefer over Euro versions. For one, the F40.
    14857 is a US car.
     
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    Your father had an exquisit taste, that Daytona looks amazing.
     
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    Thank you. I remember growing up with that car. Funny story:
    I was 10 years old and that old photo above, my father detailed the crap out of that car that morning before the "professional" photo shoot. I thought I was smart, after he went in, I got the "rag" and wiped that whole car down.
    Well... little did I know, I wiped it down with the interior leather conditioner rag. Boy did I get it for that!

    My first detailing experience.
     
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    Yes, they are horrible and disfigure a lovely design.....what was done to the f40 in usa is an aberration, doesn't even look the same car!

    Essatamente:) The Swiss box under the F40 rear wing was not bad either -though they seem to have all disappeared, Marcel might confirm if any still exist- but the worst of all was the US version Maserati Khamsin utter disfiguration, I won't post photos here to remain on topic. The federalized BB512 had a front underside extended forward on which you could rest a dinner tray!
     
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    +1 particularly egregious on Dino, Miura and Ghibli.
     
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    According to listing text, it already appears to have "Classiche Certificate", though it's color is not specified.

    I always find it quite interesting seeing such half-hearted efforts in attempts to make a U.S. market example to "appear" not as one.
    OTOH, it does give them that (personalized) "Custom" look, commonly done with all sorts of cars.
     
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    I agree the inane bumpers were worse--Bora, Merak, Khamsin, Countach--all of them.
     
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    comparing the small rear daytona sidelight to countach bumpers is a stretch. yet everyone seems to forgive the extended bumpers on the later daytonas. the “original design” was to have the bumpers tight to the body.
     
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    The 512 BBI was in my opinion the worst. Those US bumpers and side markers ruined the car.
     
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    Non-factory mods however, the Amerispec cars were grotesque.
     
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    Marc is discussing the mandated DOT mods all of which compromised the aesthetics with negligible utility. I agree I don't care for the extended Daytona bumpers either.
     
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    Good Lord!!! Between the bb and the countach..it makes my eyes hurt!!!
     
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