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Discussion in 'Recreations & Non-Period Rebodies' started by El Wayne, Oct 6, 2016.

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    Definitions
    For the purpose of determining where to post discussion on a particular vintage Ferrari, the following definitions apply:

    A rebody is car based on an original Ferrari chassis, but wearing transformative, non-original coachwork.

    A period rebody is a rebody that received its transformative, non-original coachwork within the first few years of its existence.* (Example: 250 GT SWB Berlinetta chassis 2819 GT, the “Breadvan”)

    A non-period rebody is a rebody that received its transformative, non-original coachwork sometime after the first few years of its existence.*

    A recreation is a non-period rebody for which the transformative, non-original coachwork mimics the style of a different Ferrari model, typically one that is more desirable and/or valuable than that of the donor car. (Example: 250 GTO rebody based on a 250 GTE chassis)

    Rules
    The purpose of this subforum is to provide a separate area for the discussion of vintage Ferrari-based recreations and other non-period rebodies. Discussion of period rebodies (such as the “Breadvan” example given above) belongs in the main Vintage discussion forum. Likewise, discussion of closed cars which have been converted to open-top versions of the same model, or cars that have undergone other non-transformative** changes (not completely rebodied) belongs in the main Vintage discussion forum. However, discussion of replicas that are not based on an original Ferrari chassis belongs in the General Automotive Discussion forum.

    *There is no precise number of years or period of time which serves as a cut-off in determining whether a car is a period or non-period rebody. If an issue arises, the distinction may be made either by the general consensus of the community or at the sole discretion of the forum moderator.

    **Examples of non-transformative changes include 275 GTB short-to-long nose conversions, 275 GTB and Daytona spyder conversions, Daytona comp conversions, etc. As above, distinctions may be made either by the general consensus of the community or at the sole discretion of the forum moderator.
     

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