Dadrian

The Last McBurnie?

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Some guy from Dallas on Twitter last week posted a pic of himself in a garage with Tom McBurnie and a black Daytona replica project. 

His website is flat12gallery.com

Anybody know anything about this?

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He also posted a short video panning across the side view of the car. The tweet said "the last McBurnie Spyder is being built".  ?(

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That's Jeff Allen from The Car Chasers

 

 

YOUTUBE video posted on Dec 10, 2014

 

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Wow. I TOTALLY missed this. Thanks!

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I don't get that channel.

Did they find the car or was it just hype?

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16 hours ago, Dadrian said:

Some guy from Dallas on Twitter last week posted a pic of himself in a garage with Tom McBurnie and a black Daytona replica project. 

His website is flat12gallery.com

Anybody know anything about this?

Same guy Dadrian, who also claimed he had one of the MV Show cars by coercing/manipulating McBurnie into supporting some of his bogus claims  on the show a couple years ago.

Seems to be someone who can't get enough of the spotlight.

 

 

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Oh wow. Sorry to bring up a sore subject, guys. I knew you guys would probably know about it, though. 

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Nah not really a sore subject, Dadrian. It's just laughable to me that this guy still wants to trot out McBurnie as though that gives his 'project' some sort of legitimacy, because he must have heard by now that Volo has the other verified MV car (Car1) and the one he was hyping 2 years ago as that same 'Million dollar car' (Car1)  is now nothing but fiction. And I believe someone commented some time ago that the McBurnie molds were destroyed either as part of the Ferrari suit against him or from the fire that destroyed his shop in that era so then, rhetorically, where would this Allen guy now have any claim to a 'last McBurnie' if the molds are gone.

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Four or five months ago there was a guy in Minneapolis selling two complete sets of mold for Daytona's. He had two of almost everything and a few missing parts. Enough to build one complete and have lots of spares.

There was also a guy in St.Louis that had a single body for sale minus the rolling chassis so it needed a doner car. There is still stuff floating around out there if you want to dig like I do. I didn't buy the St. Louis junk as it had no lenses (the most expensive addition to the car kit) or any Ferrari badging at all. Well there is 6 grand right there on top of the build cost!

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I hear you about molds that are probably floating around out there at some shops even still. But whether they can be established as McBurnie duplicate molds, or Rowley molds or from a number of other Daytona Kit manufacturers is something that would need to be somehow verified.  I do still wonder what this Allen guy did with the Daytona from 2+ years ago that he was planning to restore. If memory serves, I believe CameraDaytona suggested that it could be one of the Speed Zone cars.

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Yeah an unfinished Daytona project came up today on eBay. You guys probably know this one. I think I've seen it before. 

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7 minutes ago, Dadrian said:

Yeah an unfinished Daytona project came up today on eBay. You guys probably know this one. I think I've seen it before. 

Not me...can you post the link?

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If you look at the second pic the r/f lens is broken. Well there is a 4 grand USD pricetag for new lenses and low and behold at the bottom of the page is a set of brand new lenses for $999.00 (cheapest I have ever seen them go for) and coincidently it's the same vendor?

The other thing that bothers me is that it does not have the flares of a pure McB! In the add it states top and other numerous parts are from a TR7 which is a Triumph product not a Vette?

This vehicle looks like it would take substantial work to cobble together. I don't know how a TR7 to would fit the Vette windshield aperture and a few other questionable things like the wiring harness and other things mentioned in the lower half of the article. What drivetrain would you choose?

 

I'm not saying it couldn't be done, just that it would take considerable effort to make foreign fits match? It says it's a "Tubular" frame so I take it that it is home made? That's ok as I have seen good work done by many and I have manufactured a few frames in my day as well. Bumpers are very dear as I tried to buy a right side one a few years ago it was very difficult to find. This one has neither side.

Well if someone has deep pockets and some extra time and a tooled garage, it could be possible. As stated before not a fan of the tiny flares or the round headlights but it is what it is.

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On 2/12/2017 at 2:14 PM, Dadrian said:

This looks like a Roberts kit.  The SRV 12 kits were made in England and intended for Jag V12 engines.  The spare wheel well and gas tank located behind the drivers and passengers seats are the give-away.  Also, the wheel well top shape is unique to Roberts kits.

The problem with a kit like this is the amount of time and money spent in filling in the hard to find parts.  For instance, while someone already mentioned the front and rear marker lights, try to find bumpers for this kit.  Or the parts to hold the trunk open, or the hood.  Cheaper to buy a real Ferrari 308!

 

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Yes I would prefer any real Ferrari over a Daytona replica, but I would definitely buy the right Daytona if/when the time comes. I'm just an enthusiast though. Ownership of either would be way down the road for me. 

I will say,though, if/when the time comes, I will be extremely informed, thanks to you guys!! :thumbsup:

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Oh yeh! Thanks JN for the reminder. I now recall those kits and they do need a jag doner. I saw a completed one once with the v-12 and it looked good for a copy.

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On ‎2‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 11:28 AM, Sonny-Burnett said:

 I do still wonder what this Allen guy did with the Daytona from 2+ years ago that he was planning to restore. If memory serves, I believe CameraDaytona suggested that it could be one of the Speed Zone cars.

Perhaps this "Last McBurnie"  IS the car he was previously touting as the 'Holy Grail' car. Interesting that I can't find it on his flat12gallery website.

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I don't think this is the same car.  The other one was black and had a high and goofy looking stance

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I'm referring to the car in the first post in this thread...it says it is black.

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Also, they could have fixed the stance. Is that possible/feasible? I don't know much about car restoration. 

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On 14/02/2017 at 4:46 AM, Dadrian said:

Yes I would prefer any real Ferrari over a Daytona replica, but I would definitely buy the right Daytona if/when the time comes. I'm just an enthusiast though. Ownership of either would be way down the road for me. 

I will say,though, if/when the time comes, I will be extremely informed, thanks to you guys!! :thumbsup:

personnally it's the opposite. i'd prefer a McBurnie 'real' replica to a real Ferrari. yeah i know what you think, the guy is drunk, but this is what i really think, and no i'm not drunk btw :). seriously why would you buy a 200 000$ car when you can rent it on a circuit for 200$

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I can see your point :thumbsup:

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Strangely enough I agree with JPM1........

The McB bodies are far more enticing to me than the real Ferrari as I like the flares on the wheel wells. The cost is the other factor for sure. I don't have a million plus to spend on a vehicle.

Even though the Corvette is not the greatest road car ever made, it is at least better than many north American scrap metal wannabee's. The C3 is old school now in regards to the new suspension systems of modern cars. I still wouldn't mind having one again. I used to own a Vette many years ago and it was a plethora of problems..........then I got a job at a Vette specialist in London and that is where I got my schooling on these cars..

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