Backyard Ferrari Of The Day: 1980 Crypto-Porschrarri Dino

You Ferrari fanciers have no doubt been pointing and hooting at the Fauxborghinis of last week's Backyard Lambo Of The Day series. Not so fast, signore! We're going to follow up that series with some Fauxrraris, cars that offend the purists just as much as they impress the rest of us with their low-buck (and sometimes not-so-low-buck) ingenuity. Today's car is a sort of Mystery Fauxrrari out of Washington state…

The seller, who uses an innovative photographic technique to heighten the appeal of this Dino replica, claims there's a Porsche engine somewhere in the car. Actually, what he or she states is "powertrain says porsche," which could mean we're looking at a VW-based kit car with a dime-store Porsche emblem taped on the 1300's air cleaner, or maybe it's a Madman Grade hand-fabbed tube chassis with a quad-turbo Porsche 928 engine belting out 900 horsepower. Either way, you'd think the innards of a vehicle that earns the appellation "my baby" would be more familiar to its seller, but such is not the case here.
[Craigslist Seattle, go here if the ad disappears]

Backyard Ferrari Of The Day: 1980 Crypto-Porschrarri Dino

Backyard Ferrari Of The Day: 1980 Crypto-Porschrarri Dino

Backyard Ferrari Of The Day: 1980 Crypto-Porschrarri Dino

Backyard Ferrari Of The Day: 1980 Crypto-Porschrarri Dino