California Replica

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jonamv8

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3,025 posts

150 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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Neither approving or slating this, but thought it may provoke comment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_pmN7phgK4&fea...

cay

349 posts

140 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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I'm struggling to understand how they could do that for $38,000

Wouldn't every panel / interior piece have to be custom made or bought from Ferrari?

It looks like the real thing to me.

What chassis is it based on?

Even the roof looks like the Ferrari one, the engineering to replicate that can't be cheap unless they just bought parts from a written off California.

Scalper

221 posts

225 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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it certainly doesn't look like a replica
had a look at their website: are they trying to pass off original cars as if they were their own replicas?

fatboy69

9,179 posts

171 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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Its an excellent looking replica - too good to be true? For just $38k?

1 PST

184 posts

131 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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What's wrong with the Guy's thumb???

RosCabezas

118 posts

237 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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Smells scammy. Why don't they show the engine if it's really a replica? Why don't they keep the original sound? I think that's a real california.

burwoodman

18,708 posts

230 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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It's a scam. the cars are real and rented. They take your money and don't deliver. Just a bunch of con men who sucker a few half whits to part with their money.

JazzyO

1,115 posts

165 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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Something does not add up here.

The 458 Italia looks totally convincing to my eyes as a 458 owner. It states that CF and Kevlar are used in the replica. If you just look at the effort of having to manufacture all these panels, seats, interior items (you can't buy them from Ferrari as it would make the car far to expensive), and then engineer another car to fit into the space left underneath the Ferrari bits, I for the life of me cannot see how this could be done for $38k.


Onno

RJJ

360 posts

182 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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Dosen't look like a replica to me, because to engineer that folding roof mechanism would cost a fortune & if it is by any remote chance, then my hat off to them, as it is the best i have seen.


crostonian

2,427 posts

156 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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burwoodman said:
It's a scam. the cars are real and rented. They take your money and don't deliver. Just a bunch of con men who sucker a few half whits to part with their money.
This exactly!

JazzyO

1,115 posts

165 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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burwoodman said:
It's a scam. the cars are real and rented. They take your money and don't deliver. Just a bunch of con men who sucker a few half whits to part with their money.
Must be - pretty impressive that you can build a replica of a car that has not even been delivered to customers yet (Maserati Kubang). Not surprisingly, there is no video of that one.

Chip Foose must be pretty miffed about these guys abusing his name.


Onno

burwoodman

18,708 posts

230 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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http://www.thereplicacarbuilder.com/bugatti-veyron...

Fancy a Veyron replica with TWO BMW V12 engines-yes that's right folks a 24 cyl engine making it faster than the real thing.

burwoodman

18,708 posts

230 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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http://www.thereplicacarbuilder.com/bugatti-veyron...

Fancy a Veyron replica with TWO BMW V12 engines-yes that's right folks a 24 cyl engine making it faster than the real thing.

Shmee

7,565 posts

197 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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crostonian said:
burwoodman said:
It's a scam. the cars are real and rented. They take your money and don't deliver. Just a bunch of con men who sucker a few half whits to part with their money.
This exactly!
This is the case, I do wonder how many people fall for it.

Justices

3,675 posts

148 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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burwoodman said:
http://www.thereplicacarbuilder.com/bugatti-veyron...

Fancy a Veyron replica with TWO BMW V12 engines-yes that's right folks a 24 cyl engine making it faster than the real thing.
Someone needs to email them showing interest, then report back wink

ETA this gem:

QUESTION: What is the profit margin and investment power of Super Replicas cars?

ANSWER: It is guaranteed that Super Replica's fiberglass clone cars will not loose their value after they’re purchased from us. Instead the Super Replicas cars will increase in value immediately after the sale. As soon as you buy a fiberglass Super Replica car the value of the car increases by almost double at times in the first month. The high profit margin of Super Replica cars is very attractive to investors. It is common to find in the fiberglass replica industry, certain replicas that were built after rare sports cars sold at prices triple the amount more than the original price

Edited by Justices on Friday 16th November 12:05

Magic919

14,126 posts

185 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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There are such cases on the web. One guy in Dubai sent about $20k, he says. No car, of course.

jonamv8

Original Poster:

3,025 posts

150 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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Must be a scam as mentioned.

Saw this Aston and thought it had to be real - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6mX92_bVuY&fea...

Ba5t4rds hey

burwoodman

18,708 posts

230 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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nope-that Aston is a kit car

ferdi p

1,508 posts

156 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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Well my California is going up for sale & I'm buying one! smile

fyfe

189 posts

129 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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Justices said:
QUESTION: What is the profit margin and investment power of Super Replicas cars?

ANSWER: It is guaranteed that Super Replica's fiberglass clone cars will not loose their value after they’re purchased from us. Instead the Super Replicas cars will increase in value immediately after the sale. As soon as you buy a fiberglass Super Replica car the value of the car increases by almost double at times in the first month. The high profit margin of Super Replica cars is very attractive to investors. It is common to find in the fiberglass replica industry, certain replicas that were built after rare sports cars sold at prices triple the amount more than the original price
That is just brilliant. Doubling in value in the first month? I'm feeling generous - I'll buy the cars and will sell them right back to Super Replica for only 150% of the initial purchase price. They can then sell them straight on to someone else for 200% of the original price and pocket the difference. Can't say fairer than that.