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Discussion in 'Recreations & Non-Period Rebodies' started by Marcel Massini, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Sig. Roma

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    Seems a lot of money for a replica. I wonder what chassis they used to produce the vehicle.
     
  2. turbo-joe

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    3.5 ltr colombo engine?
    so a 290 GT SWB replica ;)
    learning new every day :(
     
  3. 360modena2003

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    Don't these also run the risk of being crushed if found/impounded by the Italian police?

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  5. miurasv

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    "GTO Engineering in Reading, England has restored and rebuilt some of the world's most
    significant Ferraris, including many of the 39 original 250 SWB cars Ferrari built in the 60's.
    Utilizing a 250 GT chassis, they authentically recreate the iconic 250 SWB cars in meticulous
    detail, using original Colombo V-12 engines and manual gearboxes. One of the most notable
    Scaglietti designs, a 250 SWB is on the short list of the world's most desirable and valuable
    automobiles.

    This lovely example is like buying a brand new Ferrari, showing just under 1,400 miles from
    new. With impeccable fresh black paint surfaces, new red leather interior, and that amazingly
    light and powerful Columbo V-12 engine, there's no doubt that this stellar example will stand out
    in any collection."




    The vendors need to read up on 250GT SWB history. Around 165 250 GT SWBs were made and although the body was built by Scaglietti, the design was by Pininfarina.

    Nobody other than Ferrari themselves could make an authentic replica.
     
  6. VinnieVintage

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    "Nobody other than Ferrari themselves could make an authentic replica."

    Why? If it's constructed in the best way possible and in a manner that accurately reflects the original car, why does the team doing the work matter?


    VV
     
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  7. Ed Niles

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    Furthermore, it's not authentic, but rather a mix of early and late features. Nevertheless, a sweet car, if somewhat pricey. Just my 2c.
     
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  8. GIOTTO

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    It's just another destroyed 250 GT (2+2 ?). Why not restore a 250 GT 2+2 properly ? Why so many cut and converted in "looks like" SWBs or GTOs ? For the money ? If I had the choice between an authentic Ferrari 250 GT 2+2 Pininfarina and this thing my choice would be made quickly.
     
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  9. miurasv

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    #10 miurasv, Oct 2, 2019
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    You are confusing the word authentic with accurate. Being authentic would mean it is genuine and made by Ferrari. Anyone other than Ferrari can only claim to make an accurate replica of a SWB. Even if it was indistinguishable from an original, made by anyone else, it can never be authentic.
     
  10. lgs

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    From where do you have this terminology?
    From where do you have this terminology?
     
  11. miurasv

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    Check any English dictionary.
     
  12. John Vardanian

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  13. jtremlett

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    It isn't. It is a replica.
     
  14. amenasce

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  15. John Vardanian

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    Sorry Andrew, I know very little about Porsche, but I'd still prefer an old 911 over the replica Ferrari.

    john
     
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  16. miurasv

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    If you'd read the description in the link you'd have seen that it is a Touring (M472) version and not a Lightweight or Sport (M471) version.
     
  17. torquespeak

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    Correct.

    -Ed
     
  18. readplays

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  19. LVP488

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    Authentic replica is an oxymoron to me, no matter who made it, Ferrari or not. If it's authentic, it's not a replica, and if it's a replica, it's not authentic (authentic in the sense of authentic as the original car model of course).
     
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  20. miurasv

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    Well, yes and no. I understand fully your point, and I agree, but you've actually shifted the focus of my scrutiny, from the word authentic, or "authentically", as used wrongly in the description of the car, to the word replica. In your scrutiny of my use of the word replica, it actually depends on how you define the word replica. Amongst other definitions, a replica is defined as a copy of something that is made by the original artist, and used in this context, it is correct.
     

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