355 Rep

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AmoCS

Original Poster:

893 posts

163 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Not seen one on Pontiac Chassis , does look close to original.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1985-Ferrari-F355-SPIDE...

ric p

181 posts

213 months

Wednesday 14th August
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From a distance.
How times change, I bought my real 355 GTS in TdF blue and tan for 30k a good few years ago. Now I could only just afford the replica!

67Dino

1,064 posts

49 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Seen plenty of Pontiac Fiero based replicas and most are awful, covered in badges but not the right shape at all.
Eg https://youtu.be/7SPKRAV9CXc (which is signed Dino Ferrari for no reason I can think, other than he didn’t realise that Enzo was the founder).

However, this one looks very good, helped by being a Spyder I suspect. Even the interior is good: other than the high transmission tunnel and rather long gear stick, it looks the part.

I still don’t quite get why anyone buys them though. Won’t give the sound/drive of a real one, and in terms of pride of ownership, you must constantly have to be admitting it’s a fake.

Edited by 67Dino on Wednesday 14th August 12:35

m4tti

4,549 posts

99 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Looks like they went to a load of trouble making it right hand drive. Unless it’s not a really a Fiero.

MDL111

3,666 posts

121 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Gotta say that looks quite impressive and if you don’t know what the tunnel in a 355 looks like, even the interior could fool you (well a non pistonheads member anyway)

Matty3

243 posts

28 months

Wednesday 14th August
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MDL111 said:
Gotta say that looks quite impressive and if you don’t know what the tunnel in a 355 looks like, even the interior could fool you (well a non pistonheads member anyway)
Lol - there are some brilliant repo's out there and credit to the chaps who go to the end of the earth detailing them and draining their wallets - one fooled me recently until the owner proudly lifted the engine cover to reveal the Toyota engine smile

At least it wasn't a garage queen albeit fake.

Bobton125

26 posts

13 months

It's quite good compared to MR2 replicas, still looks very odd to me though.

The cheap looking seats are a bit of a give away and the rear just looks a bit too short / the rear lights are little sunken in?

67Dino

1,064 posts

49 months

Bobton125 said:
It's quite good compared to MR2 replicas, still looks very odd to me though.

The cheap looking seats are a bit of a give away and the rear just looks a bit too short / the rear lights are little sunken in?
It’s surprisingly close actually, but missing the panel gap between the rear lights and body which looks wrong. Here’s some photos for comparison...

Replica (rear):


Genuine (rear):


Replica (front):


Genuine (front):

usn90

194 posts

14 months

Saturday
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I can tell it’s fake quite easily even without the side by side, that said it’s a good fake on the exterior side,

I can’t see why anybody would want one though,Quite frankly I’d be embarrassed.