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There are a few great looking 250GTO recreations available on the net. Since I have never seen a real one in motion, I have no idea or value to compare with. However, the few that is quote 100% replication with many original parts and Ferrari engine, it sure looks enticing and forcing me to consider the possibility of buying it. The question, I suppose is always the same, that is, the asking prices of mid $200,000 range and above reasonable or not. I wouldn't doubt that they are beautiful duplications and so forth. The other consideration is that I do not take my cars out to race tracks or display my cars in gatherings. My sole purpose of this dilemna I suppose is that it looks beautiful and the desire to own one. Certainly, the authentic ones are out of the question purely for the out of this world market values. The good part is that if I want to, I can go ahead and purchase it without selling any of my exsisting six cars (which I am thoroughly content with). But, I suppose the point is, is it worh the cost. Thank you for any feedback. Jimmy
 

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Well, it depends. If you can live with the fact that you are driving a car that is meant to be something its not, then its fine. If you think you'll feel guilty because people are staring because they think its a gto, and its not, then don't get it. There are many advantages however of owning a gto "recreation". First is cost. Insurance will be cheaper (over here at least, not sure about where you are. Since you can claim it as a GTE/GT or whatever it is instead of a GTO). Parts are more readily avaliable and you don't have to worry as much driving it around as you might if it were a real gto. From what i've heard, the Favre replicas are the best and offer the same amount of satisfaction of a real gto for only a fraction of the cost. There is currently one for sale here (i've heard this was previously owned by Jay Kay from Jamiroquai): http://www.racecarnewmedia.com/paulbaber/cardetail.asp?ID=124


Let us know how you get on.



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I always thought the whole point of buying a replica is to pretend its the real thing, why else would u want it to look like the real thing?
 

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Sure, you can try to pass it off as the real thing, but you won't be able to. People buy replicas for many reasons. The main being that they can't afford the real thing. As i said before, the running costs and parts costs of a replica gto are MUCH cheaper than the real car, so a replica is attainable to many more than the real thing.
 

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Re: Owning (purchasing) a genuine (?) 250 GTO Replica (recre

Jimmy Chen Shiba DDS said:
The good part is that if I want to, I can go ahead and purchase it without selling any of my exsisting six cars (which I am thoroughly content with). But, I suppose the point is, is it worh the cost. Thank you for any feedback. Jimmy
Jimmy, Slightly off topic, but which six can we find in your garage ? If you want, you can also list them to your profile by adding them in the signature box. Cheers
 

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My other six cars

If you ask, here they are: 1) 1994 AMG E60 (E500-6.0) 430hp This was a collaboration between Porsche and Mercedes Porsche designed and made it for MB. . Don't think that this is just another MB. You have to drive it to see the difference. 2) 1997 AMG SL600 roadster, "flies like a jet". 3) 1994/964 Porsche 3.6 Turbo S Exclusive Slantnose....a special model where only about 60 or 70 were made for the whole world and only 10 were made for the Japanese market. Very special single turbo with 385hp and very light body. 4) 1997 RUF 993 THR Twin Turbo S w/ close to 500hp, all wheel drive and this is a warp machine and can perform close to 320kph (speedometer has 360kph max). This is the fastest one of them all. 5) 1969 Dino 246GT Tipo L European model SN00508, which is the hybrid between 206 and the later 246 M & E models. 6) Last, but not the least recently acquired 1973 365GT4 BB Boxer. I tend to look for something special in a car that is unusual, I guess. Jimmy
 

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4) 1997 RUF 993 THR Twin Turbo S w/ close to 500hp, all wheel drive and this is a warp machine and can perform close to 320kph (speedometer has 360kph max). This is the fastest one of them all.

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RUF 993 Turbo THR

Chris, did you have a question or should I take it as an expression of disbelief. The naming RUF 993 Turbo THR is the naming for the market in Japan and if I am not wrong, it is equivalent to the RUF 993 Turbo R in Europe and the States. Jimmy
 

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Gone crazy lately

Thank you, but I have mixed feelings about owning a little too many cars ? You see, my wife doesn't drive. I am the only driver in my family. My two sons are still too young to get drivers' license. Anyway, lately I've gone bonker. Gotta hold your "horses", so to speak. Thanx anyways. Cheers Jimmy
 

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Jimmy Chen Shiba DDS said:
If you ask, here they are: 1) 1994 AMG E60 (E500-6.0) 430hp This was a collaboration between Porsche and Mercedes Porsche designed and made it for MB. . Don't think that this is just another MB. You have to drive it to see the difference. 2) 1997 AMG SL600 roadster, "flies like a jet". 3) 1994/964 Porsche 3.6 Turbo S Exclusive Slantnose....a special model where only about 60 or 70 were made for the whole world and only 10 were made for the Japanese market. Very special single turbo with 385hp and very light body. 4) 1997 RUF 993 THR Twin Turbo S w/ close to 500hp, all wheel drive and this is a warp machine and can perform close to 320kph (speedometer has 360kph max). This is the fastest one of them all. 5) 1969 Dino 246GT Tipo L European model SN00508, which is the hybrid between 206 and the later 246 M & E models. 6) Last, but not the least recently acquired 1973 365GT4 BB Boxer. I tend to look for something special in a car that is unusual, I guess. Jimmy
Wow, what a collection. Congrats Jimmy!
 

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Jimmy,

I like your taste, the more rare the better.

I think you should shy away from a replica/recreation. Even though the 200k replicas are built on a Ferrari chassis it is still not the same. For the hardcore Ferraristi altering one Ferrari chassis to mimic another is not so cool. I tend to agree.
 

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Enzo250GTO said:
Jimmy,

I like your taste, the more rare the better.

I think you should shy away from a replica/recreation. Even though the 200k replicas are built on a Ferrari chassis it is still not the same. For the hardcore Ferraristi altering one Ferrari chassis to mimic another is not so cool. I tend to agree.
I fully agree. I would stay away from the replicas, even if they are built off a 250 GTE chassis.
 

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Much obliged

Thank you for your opinions. I'm beginning to restore my senses gradually. Jimmy
 

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wow, you got a nice collection. I don't think you got too many cars. If you like cars, and you have the money, and you have the space to store them, why not? Every car has it's own charm.

and I wouldn't buy a replica, better buy a nice original Ferrari. 250 GT SWB California for example. Or the 365 California (14 produced) or a 275 GTB 6 carb. The 250 GTO wasn't the only fast car, Ferrari produced quite a few nice old racers.
 

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personally it would think of it of fooling yourself, other people may not know it isn't a real GTO, but you know, and the geaks & freaks like me & bob would know it too, also i always find it a shame that they destroyed another Ferrari for it.
i would personally rather have the 250 TE wich is worht around €60.000 then that 250 GTO replica wich is based on a GTE and wich all of a sudden is worth €200.000 then

another VERY big issue
if you get such a replica, then there are a lot of events you can not enter with it, especially with the Ferrari Authenticity program
just remember the 275 Tour from last year
there was this british guy who had entered his 275 Nart Spyder, only problem it's a conversion, not one of the original 10.
so the car was rejected for the tour, so he ended up driving his 250 GT instead
 

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Think it over

Thank you all for your wisdom. I would cool myself a little and think it ober well. Thanks again. Jimmy
 
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