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TR Replica based on 330 GT to be auctioned by Mecum

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  1. peterp

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  2. tx246

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    How does this car look in person?

    It looks awfully fake and "flat" rather than fluid...
     
  3. peterp

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    It looked like it was in nice shape, but it didn't really impress me and I never thought it was real even from a distance. When looking at pictures of real ones in The Google, however, the body shape seems fairly close. The interior didn't look correct when I saw it - most obviously the non-slotted shifter.
     
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    Horrible wing mirrors too
     
  5. VIZSLA

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    But it comes with a free hat!
     
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    Raree very rare
     
  7. fast eddy

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    Seems like the nose is short and flat, and canted upwards. body sits too high.
     
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    This is an interesting car in a way. But it has missed the mark in so many small ways that it just doesn't work IMO.

    If I were interested in a repro, and I could be, it would not be this one.
     
  10. Bisonte

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    Sold. The seller accepted an offer, so it went for less than $250K. Sounds like a good deal on a 275 GTB/4 engine to me.
     
  11. Smiles

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    A lot is wrong with that car, unfortunately.

    And that ain't no 275 GTB/4 motor. But that's only the beginning.

    Matt
     
  12. peterp

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    It's a 330 motor. I think what they are saying with the description ("The motor is a 4 liter with 6 Webber 40DCN 17 carbs from a Ferrari 275 GTB 4") is that the carbs are from a 275 GTB 4.

    It's difficult to discern whether their description is just poorly chosen words that result in ambiguity or carefully chosen words that cultivate ambiguity.
     
  13. Smiles

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    Thanks for the clarification. It's clearly a 209 Columbo motor.

    Matt
     
  14. swift53

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    Saw the car from 50 yards away on the Fwy. and it looked bad.
    Saw it standing still, walked around it, and it looked really bad.

    Might be a great car to restructure aesthetically, and if done by a true 'master it might turn into a 'silk purse'.

    Best wishes to the new owner.

    Regards, Alberto
     
  15. Bisonte

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    Ah, well scratch that thought, then.

    Yeah, I read it as the whole engine, but just the carbs makes more sense.
     

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