BMW Z3 with Ferrari 250 SWB kit

BMW Z3 with Ferrari 250 SWB kit

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GTRene

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11,863 posts

185 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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just came across this, BMW Z3 with Ferrari 250 SWB kit (its not painted yet)

me thinks it looks (or can look) very good (this one is not completely ready yet, paint etc)


they already made it better I saw, see new pictures, way better>>













put some classic style steering wheel in it and some wooden shift knob and maybe some classic sportseats
and you have a nice classic style looking car based on a reliable Z3 roadster.






http://www.speurders.nl/overzicht/page/2/bmw-z3-me...

ah, found the dealer?

http://www.bmwpoweredkitcars.com/250SWB-kit/

Edited by GTRene on Sunday 3rd May 10:32

meehaja

607 posts

69 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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I like that, and a Z3 is a better base for a kit car than the myriad of Sierra/beetle/metro bases

LaurasOtherHalf

18,920 posts

157 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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I like that!

Interiors got to be hard to sort out though.

kiseca

8,581 posts

180 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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The windscreen and back windo look weird, but I do think it looks better than a standard Z3.

Matt UK

14,670 posts

161 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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With BMW roundels front and rear, that could look like smart. Just avoid sticking the prancing horse badges on...

Davey S2

12,483 posts

215 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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It looks good because the 250 SWB is one of the best looking cars ever made.

Can't help think it would be a bit of a disappointment once you started it up though.

sandman77

1,693 posts

99 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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I cant be the only person who thinks this looks terrible can I?

Certainly looks nothing like this




remkingston

472 posts

108 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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Looks smart

kambites

60,540 posts

182 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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sandman77 said:
I cant be the only person who thinks this looks terrible can I?

Certainly looks nothing like this

It looks nothing like the Ferrari except for a few styling cues but I still think it's a nice looking car. As someone said above, stick BMW badges rather than the Ferrari ones on it and I think it'd be quite nice.

TWPC

694 posts

122 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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Is it possible to change to smaller wheels with taller & narrower tyres? That would improve the looks in my view.

thiscocks

2,432 posts

156 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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Ok apart from A-pillars and track

KarlMac

3,112 posts

102 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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Nice looking car but not a very good replica.

AcC8braman

55 posts

112 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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This is the company who are making them

http://www.tributeautomotive.com/

More info on www.madaboutkitcars.com under the tribute section

DonkeyApple

39,418 posts

130 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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As someone said, bin the idea of trying to be a SWB replica and look at it on its own merits. I think it looks rather lovely and is a smart way to do something interesting with a Z3.

I think the key is to not paint it red or put any Ferrari style badges on it and you've got something rather fun for not a lot and based on a car that drives and goes pretty well.

s m

20,099 posts

164 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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Davey S2 said:
It looks good because the 250 SWB is one of the best looking cars ever made.

Can't help think it would be a bit of a disappointment once you started it up though.
From what I've read, it probably drives better than an original though if you want the "looks"

crofty1984

14,739 posts

165 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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I like it.

krisdelta

4,135 posts

162 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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I like it - but not as a Ferrari rep, just a smart looking car. Reminds me a little of the Wiesmann cars.

nosuchuser

796 posts

177 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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crofty1984 said:
I like it.
I agree with you. Looks quite smart and as said, with BMW markings would be something different.

Better than the MX5 body kit.

How much is a 2.8 Z3 now?


Hugo a Gogo

22,886 posts

194 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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would be nicer with the front end styled a bit more like this

but not like a Z8

kiseca

8,581 posts

180 months

Thursday 30th April 2015
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I think with the windscreen rake it might be a bit more successful as a Daytona tribute, though the Z3's indulgent hips might then become a problem.

Build that (250) on top of a Z3M and you'd have a decent looking, fun little rocket.