Horrible, just horrible.
There are so few good original 2+2's left and still people without any sense want to thin the herd!
Almost worse I find that people who own cars like this almost without fault do not own up to it, and "prance with another bird's feathers" as we say in my country. They want to mislead the public and pretend they swim in a bigger fishpond than they really are. The TdF that participated in the Mille Miglia Tribute is in fact a rebodied 250 GTE, and yet when the owner spoke to me just after the rallye he never once hinted at the fact that it was not original, even though I was asking about the car in detail. He claimed not to remember talking to me. He was interviewed for the Ferrari website, same thing. Then, last month, he has a half-page interview in (I think) Classic & Sportscar, clearly stating "1958 250 GT Tour de France", where he claims to have run the Mille Miglia (not the Tribute, but OK, that could be an error on the magazine's side), and to have raced the car all over Europe. Never once does he mention it is a rebodied car (in the 1980ies, not in period).
1 week before I spoke to that guy, I was at a hotel in France. The owner proudly showed me a picture of a 250GTO in front of his hotel in the 1990ies. "The real thing", he said, because the owner had several classic Ferraris and assured him it was. I looked up the owner (now deceased) and within 10 minutes had discovered a lovely Daytona he had owned, and that he had owned several classic Ferraris, but that DK Engineering built him a fake GTO. Yet he had to claim it was real.
Then there was the guy who was interviewed for a famous YouTube channel about 6 months ago who told the audience that his was a real GTO. The presenter believed him and defended him against purists who said "no way". Turned out it had a V8 or something.
It just goes to show that people just can't help themselves.
And for this vanity, countless lovely old Ferraris that have a right to exist in their own merit are destroyed. Because make no mistake, by far the most of these cars are perfectly salvageable. It is very rare that a replica is built on only a chassis and drivetrain.
The more I see it, the more disgusted I get. And to see a whole factory doing this, my word!!!! Too much to bear.
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