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    1. Senior Member VadGTI's Avatar
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      10-28-2009 04:42 PM #1
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      Right up front, we must state that there is a very high likelihood that the following is not entirely true. With that said, here's the skinny on what we think we know: Thanks to local copyright laws, cops in Ostuni, Italy have reportedly confiscated a Toyota MR2 cut to look an awful lot like a Ferrari 355 Berlinetta. And they intend to crush it.
      So much so that the British-made phony Italian was being touted as the real thing -- an obvious scam. As to why the authorities intend to destroy the car, let's listen to what one of the cops involved had to say: "It was a good fake but just a fake, Ferrari is one of Italy's crown jewels. We can't allow cheap copies."
      Yes, well, we guess that makes sense. But are the cops allowed to crush the car out of some odd sense of damaged Italian pride? Looks like it. We here at Autoblog feel it's our duty to go ahead and give you a surefire tip on how to keep your faker from meeting the same fate – nobody suspects a Fiero-bodied Ferrari 308. Hint, hint.

      Source:http://www.autoblog.com/2009/1...rari/
      Original source: http://austriantimes.at/image/...ushed
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      10-28-2009 04:44 PM #2
      It's clearly not a Ferrari................there is no soul in those hose clamps

    4. 10-28-2009 05:03 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by bubbagti »
      It's clearly not a Ferrari................it's actually good looking.

      Fixed

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      10-28-2009 05:06 PM #4
      I particularly like the peel n stick treatment the interior received. Top notch! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      10-28-2009 05:34 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by geofftii2002 »
      I particularly like the peel n stick treatment the interior received. Top notch! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      It would have been much more convincing if the Scuderia shields were glued to carbon fiber wrapped... well, anything, I guess.
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      10-28-2009 05:36 PM #6
      This is a much better story than the one about the time Italian authorities confiscated and eventually crushed a Maserati 250F recreation that was built using original parts.
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      10-28-2009 05:37 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by Peloton25 »
      This is a much better story than the one about the time Italian authorities confiscated and eventually crushed a Maserati 250F recreation that was built using original parts.
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      10-28-2009 05:43 PM #8
      This isn't a real Ferrari, or are they not going to crush it?
      (stopped reading after "that said")
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      10-28-2009 05:59 PM #9
      They should send the Italian police to China; they will crush 95% of their cars.

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      10-28-2009 06:08 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by madmax2k1 »
      They should send the Italian police to China; they will crush 95% of their cars.

      The People's Republic of China does not need any crushing help, thank you.
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    12. 10-28-2009 06:49 PM #11
      lol @ Vad

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      10-28-2009 06:57 PM #12
      I would gladly drive that, even if it were a fake.
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    14. 10-28-2009 07:03 PM #13
      I hope the story's fake, but I never did get why people turned their Fieros and MR2s into Ferraris. I don't know how many people they fool, and for what purpose.
      MR2s are already pretty damn cool on their own. With the kind of money it takes to do that kind of recreation, you could either have the coolest MR2 on the planet, or make the crappiest, lowest-performing Ferrari ever.
      I choose the Toyota.

    15. 10-28-2009 07:09 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by bubbagti »
      It's clearly not a Ferrari................there is no soul in those hose clamps

      Nice looking replica, though.

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      10-28-2009 07:15 PM #15
      so the comments at autoblog turn into ranting about fake GT40's and Cobras...

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      10-28-2009 07:19 PM #16
      It looks like this car had 2 owners.
      1 who spent lots of time researching and painstakingly recreating the beautiful lines of an F355.
      And 1 who got a sheet of Ferrari stickers off eBay and plastered them everywhere he could reach.
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    18. 10-28-2009 07:20 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by mike92 »
      I would gladly drive that, even if it were a fake.

      Especially, if it were really FAST.

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      10-28-2009 07:45 PM #18
      LOL my neighbor had an F355 back in 2000.
      This car looks a bit different than what I remembered his Ferrari looked like

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