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Interesting. I think I like it but I'd like to see it in the flesh.
Is it getting added to the Boxer fleet? :):)
 

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Interesting color on that TR!
I generally prefer hardtops for the fluidity of the lines. For the most part, targas and cabrios disrupt the design, add weight and subtract structural rigidity. I think spyders should weigh the same or less than a coupe.
 

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Boxer, did you see the price they are asking for it?? US$ 285K!!!!!!!!! =P very VERY expensive!!

I used to have a picture of a red 512 BB Spider as my desktop wallpaper

but I had never seen it in white

how many 512 BB Spiders were made?

here are all the pictures of convertible 512 BBs that I have (are all of them 512 BBi? I´m not sure - did some research and it seems like yes, they are all 512 BBi)

http://img92.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3817054vn.jpg

http://img92.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3825795qo.jpg

http://img160.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc010215ye.jpg

http://img160.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc010235xl.jpg

http://img160.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc010251tn.jpg

http://img160.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc010297ff.jpg

now take a look at this soft roof: it looks B-A-D!!! Maybe that's where Pininfarina find it's inspiration to design the 550 Barchetta's roof =P

http://img107.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=78239_2951389a_122_415lo.jpg

I think I prefer the Berlinetta, like it was meant to be
 

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Well, they are called BB for a reason, right?

If you're going to take the roof out, why not just place a 4 cylinder engine and save fuel while you enjoy the wind?

Some cars just HAVE to be the way they were created, and the 512 BB is a great example of that.
 

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Well, they are called BB for a reason, right?

If you're going to take the roof out, why not just place a 4 cylinder engine and save fuel while you enjoy the wind?
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Great idea! Then you would have room to put in a large trunk where the other 8 cylinders used to be. Image a 512BB with luggage space !;) ;)
 

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except that it wouldn't be a 512 BB!!!! hehehehehe

we call that car a Fiat ;-)
 

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I agree. Boxers were ment to be Berlinettas. Never seen a conversion on one that looked "right". If anything, maybe they could have done a Targa version but I think even that would have weaken the body significantly.
R. Straman built a couple of targas. I could live with one of these.
 

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come on, the car has BERLINETTA in it's name, don't make it anything else than that!!
 

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Here are a few more targa conversions
The black targa was used in Straman's bochure.
The red car in the brochure is probably this car in Colorado.
Another with yet a different B pillar treatment
and one with the side glass still place S/N 45275.
 

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Doesn't cutting the top off kinda defeat the purpose of the design. Some cars may look okay as a spider, but not the 512.

Jim
 
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