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Old 20.04.2010, 12:40
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Er, not quite! The pic was a replica based on a Datsun 240Z.

A real 250 GTO would be 6 million GBP+ nowadays. Only 40 built, all have significant race history, plus it just happens to be stunning to look at. Prices have gone through the roof.
I should have been more specific for you. A top spec replica can cost 200000 upwards.
Obviously not the real thing
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Old 20.04.2010, 12:42
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Er, not quite! The pic was a replica based on a Datsun 240Z.

A real 250 GTO would be 6 million GBP+ nowadays. Only 40 built, all have significant race history, plus it just happens to be stunning to look at. Prices have gone through the roof.
an interesting article (from 2002) on the ups and downs of 250 GTO prices
http://www.ferrarilife.com/library/v...icle.php?id=51

36 ever built

and highest price ever paid - 15.7Million
http://www.worldcarfans.com/10809211...errari-250-gto

yeah i'd love one
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I should have been more specific for you. A top spec replica can cost 200000 upwards.
Obviously not the real thing
Yup, a good replica based on the 240Z would be between 20 and 40K- but it would never be perfect enough. There is, however, quite a number of genuine Ferrari 250GTEs that get converted into 250GTOs and 250 Californias and as you rightly say, prices of these are way beyond 200K! This would probably be the route I would take if those Euromillions numbers come up!

I see I got my numbers wrong before- not 40 builte- but I think 39- 36 with the 3.0l V12, and another 3 with a bored out 4.0l engine (although I may be wrong!). Top price paid at auction is $15.7 M but I believe most GTO sales (one or two every 5-10 years or so!!!) are kept very private and don't go near an auction. There is a genuine one at RM (an auction house) but I suspect it will sell via the private route, not auction. And it is not the classic shape 250 GTO either, which will harm it's value. Probably 2 million GBP might secure it. There are strong rumours that Chris Evans is looking to buy a 250 GTO- most of his white Ferrari collection (Dino, 288GTO, F40, 250GTB), plus one of his 250 Californias (LWB, green), are up for sale at Talacrest.
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Old 20.04.2010, 13:21
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If I had the $ I would get the following and many more........





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If I had the $ I would get the following and many more........





All mighty fine choices!
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Here, another one. Your girlfriend should not to be too fussy if you want to take her to a picnic.

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What is that? Sweeeeeet!

OK my practical bogan classic. The Holden HT or HG GTS Monaro with the 350 Chev engine.



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One of my few regrets is selling my '63 Giulia Spider (identical to this one) back in 2000. She was a dream to drive and the sound from the twin Webers turned heads from 200 yards away.

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Old 20.04.2010, 15:05
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One of my few regrets is selling my '63 Giulia Spider (identical to this one) back in 2000. She was a dream to drive and the sound from the twin Webers turned heads from 200 yards away.

..beautiful ride, why did you sell it (if I may ask)?
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Old 20.04.2010, 15:15
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Hard to belive, i think those old smal ccm cars are not realy nice to drive and the sound of 5 or 6 liter engines are nicer to my taste.
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Hard to belive, i think those old smal ccm cars are not realy nice to drive and the sound of 5 or 6 liter engines are nicer to my taste.
Each to their own I guess.
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Old 20.04.2010, 15:22
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..beautiful ride, why did you sell it (if I may ask)?
buying a new house. But I made more money on the house than I would have done by keeping the car - not that that's really relevant on this thread!
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Hard to belive, i think those old smal ccm cars are not realy nice to drive and the sound of 5 or 6 liter engines are nicer to my taste.
Are you sure it's not because it's an Italian car? Maybe the mafia had their dirty hands on it....
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Old 20.04.2010, 15:24
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well i could well fancy a small capacity older car
my missus and I would love cruising around in one of these
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Are you sure it's not because it's an Italian car? Maybe the mafia had their dirty hands on it....
Oh, I remember now, he was the idiot who wouldn't buy anything Italian.
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and another one we'd love


beautiful... just beautiful....
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What is that? Sweeeeeet!
Aston Martin DB4

Here is Zagota version-

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well i could well fancy a small capacity older car
my missus and I would love cruising around in one of these
Memories. The student counseller at my high school had a Karmen Ghia convertible like that, but white with red upholstery.
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Each to their own I guess.
Also no ABS brakes, i never would drive a 300Hp car without.

Here the sound is awesome, compared to an old alfa you would think its an lawn mower made in italy.

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Aston Martin DB4

Here is Zagota version-
Talking of Zagatos... this (Alfa Zagato Junior) was on my wish list some years ago



and although not an "oldtimer", this still is!

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