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I See Nothing Wrong With This Celica-Based Ferrari F430 Replica

Source: Craigslist
Source: Craigslist

Ferraris are far too expensive for a normal person to own, right? What if I told you that you could own your very own “Ferrari” “F430” “Scuderia” (winking aggressively) for the price of a well-pptioned Honda Civic? Before you press the panic button on your car keys, check out this Craigslist post for a Ferrari F430 Scuderia replica based on a Toyota Celica.

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This “Celicarri” is a fiberglass replica shell of an F430 sitting on the frame of a Celica GT. This car should have the best of both worlds. It has all the styling of an Italian sports car with the reliability of a Japanese car. I’ll let the seller speak for themselves about the car’s benefits:

“Easy to maintain and service, no need to Google where is the service center for exotic cars and pay several grands for a oil change or regular service. Also it is as reliable as a Toyota should be. If you are a car enthusiast like me, you should probably know that a Toyota Sport car is more tunnerbale or modifiable than a Ferrari. I don’t think even a 458 can out run a 2jz supra.”

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The paint on the Ferrarica was planned to be a brilliant red, but is just primer at this point as the seller moved on to a different project car. The interior needs to be sorted out as the seats are listed as “NOT MOUNTED.”

As a bonus, the Toyarri (Celerria?) includes all the Ferrari badges and lettering that are sure to make this Italian-Japanese replica stand out in a crowd (for better or worse.) It even has, the seller claims, a real Ferrari engine cover under the rear hatch and “If you can manage to get a real Ferrari dashboard, no one’s gonna tell it’s a replica.”

I see nothing wrong with this. Buy it immediately, someone!

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Lance Tedford spends his energies working on his 1985 Chrysler LeBaron. He is extremely tall and can never die.

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ranwhenparked
ranwhenparked

The problem I have with this is the same one I have with all such replicars.

1) It doesn’t fool anyone, anyone who sees it up close is going to be able to tell its a mutilated Celica.

2) What do you do if someone does mistake it for a Ferrari? Because telling them its a Ferrari makes you a pathetic, status seeking liar, and telling the truth about it being a mutilated Celica kind of negates the whole point of making it look like a more expensive car.

3) For the amount of money it costs, you could get any number of cool, “real” cars that have some cachet of their own, and wouldn’t be embarrassed to be seen in.