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post #1 of 18 Old 06-22-2004, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is anyone looking to restore a Ferrari?

I found, what I believe is a 365 GT4 2+2 or 400 series Ferrari.
It is red, will need a complete restoration. And yes, I mean complete.
It is on the opposite side of Rt 38 where I found the Mondial.
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post #2 of 18 Old 06-22-2004, 01:45 PM
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Re: Is anyone looking to restore a Ferrari?

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I found, what I believe is a 365 GT4 2+2 or 400 series Ferrari.
It is red, will need a complete restoration. And yes, I mean complete.
It is on the opposite side of Rt 38 where I found the Mondial.
Where is Rt 38 and in what state?
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post #3 of 18 Old 06-22-2004, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sorry about that. I'm still in New Jersey. Cherry Hill, N.J.. It's only a few miles from the Cherry Hill Mall.
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post #4 of 18 Old 06-22-2004, 02:18 PM
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There seem to be quite a few 400 / 412 models around at the moment here. I was interested in them for a while but the cost of engine work has put me off.
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post #5 of 18 Old 06-22-2004, 02:18 PM
 
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a 365 GT4 would be really sweet to have and restore
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post #6 of 18 Old 06-22-2004, 03:16 PM
 
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You'd be better off just buying a good condition car. I've seen some as low as $15k. That's a lot less than a restoration. And the car was in good running condition with nice paint. Those cars just havent kept their resale value. And now with another 2+2 on the market from Ferrari I'm sure the price will slide a little further as well. When the replacement for the 360 come out all the other midengine model prices will slide also. That just means you should buy two instead of one!

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post #7 of 18 Old 06-22-2004, 03:52 PM
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It'll be very interesting but expensive. I would love to do it but down where I am, you don't find many old Ferraris.
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My friend is restoring at the moment a 400 GT with a manual gearbox. It has a blue color
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post #9 of 18 Old 06-23-2004, 04:45 AM
 
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I would restore her for the love of the car and the experience; and to see another Ferrari on the road. But alas...at this time I am not in a position to do such.

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post #10 of 18 Old 06-23-2004, 05:06 AM
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The car would have to be real cheap for me to even consider it. It is not the major stuff that kills you. It is a the little trim details that nickles and dimes you to death.

Post a pic of the car if you can.

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post #11 of 18 Old 06-23-2004, 05:36 AM
 
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Is it being sold by a private party? dealer? or just lying alongside the road?
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post #12 of 18 Old 06-23-2004, 08:25 AM
 
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Uh-oooo Botto's getting ideas.... :wink:

Go-Botto-Go!
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Buy the car and we'll all throw in our two cents worth of opinions as you throw in thousands of dollars.

That's the way it's supposed to work, right?
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post #13 of 18 Old 06-23-2004, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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It's located outside of someones small business. It has been sitting there for what looks like a long time. The 'for sale' in the window is leaning over so it is barely visible. As I said, it will need a total restoration, period, no and if or but's about it. I don't know how to use the picture programs, etc.. I could take one 'old style', but it may be a few weeks before I use the rest of the roll and have it developed. I won't be able to see the car until next week or so.
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post #14 of 18 Old 06-29-2004, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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I stopped, but noone was there.
As described, the car needs to be taken apart and restored. The headlights won't go down. It has undoubtedly been sitting outside for what seems like years.
If anyone is serious about it, I will inquire further, but if not, I won't......glenn
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post #15 of 18 Old 07-21-2004, 12:48 PM
 
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Ok, just out of curiosity, what would be a good price for this car and what would the mechanical restoration cost? Anyone have any rough guesses? I would be interested but the cost really scares me. And what is it worth after a complete restoration? It seems that any exotic car has "a point of no return" where it becomes cost prohibitive to restore to usable condition.

By the way I really enjoy this site. Thanks for all the info.
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post #16 of 18 Old 07-21-2004, 05:28 PM
 
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Never restore cars for the money because you never get back what you put in it. I have no idea about costs though.
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post #17 of 18 Old 07-21-2004, 06:45 PM
 
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Do you live in Cherry Hill?

I'm near Newton (Rt 94)

BTW My name is Glenn also
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post #18 of 18 Old 07-22-2004, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Do you live in Cherry Hill?

I'm near Newton (Rt 94)

BTW My name is Glenn also
I'm off Kings Highway (Rt 41). My main residence is in Florida, though. I'm leaving soon.

BTW Glenn is a great name. Especially when spelt with 2 n's. :wink:
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