Mvice8489

Considering buying a white Testarossa!

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Kavinsky
On 10/6/2017 at 9:20 PM, Bigsarg said:

I’ll give you one of the two items that are not correct on the Volo car. You should be able to figure out the second with out my help. The show car had stock stainless steel header on top of windshield and covette reviels on the A pillars. The car at Volo has a fiberglass surround that replaces this pieces. Mcburnie made his cars with this feature before he started selling the kit outright. So an early Mcburnie would have this. But the show car would not. To get one of these fiberglass surrounds would be hard to come by unless you had the whole car. And why on earth would you replace the stock convertible components on the windshield in the first place?  This is one of the reasons that can not be simply explained away. As rare as that fiberglass surround is. If you needed something for the windshield, it would be so much easier to find a stock piece. 

I hope this helps, and the other reason I believe it is not the show car is even more convincing. This body is not the body used in the show. I don’t know anything about vin#s or hidden vin#s. But I have researched these cars to the fullest extent during my restoration. I have talked to anyone and everyone one that has knowledge of thes cars. Things just don’t ad up to this body was on the car that was used on the show. 

The windshield was changed for speed zone, in one of the close ups with the girls, just as the race is starting they show a close up and it had been changed to the latter verson, as the car itself was a crashed car that was just rebuilt and rebuilt again

and the windshield trim was made up by carl roberts as a way to closer imitate the the ferrari one, it was two piece, had a chrome surround that went under the painted bit that held it in, Jurrasic Deleted it from his, and latter switched to the stock 78 style, and he, Carl Roberts was the one who provided the car for the movie, so that bit fits

and it also covered up the center section of the chrome, or atleast I thought it did, apparently it replaced it with a full fiberglass part from the top to hide how high up the windshield is, so that's new to me, thought it was just a painted cover not a complete replacement part.

and the car, had that replaced on the show as well, as in the early seasons it was still rocking its 76 Chrome windshield trim. before being refitted yet again for season 2 to the matt black plastic of the 78's, complete with its own smoked plexyglass cover, despite the nose seeming to be different and sporting a flat chrome grill vs the angled one of Car 4.

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also note the chipped paint on the top screen cap, as it was repainted from red,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-Ferrari-Daytona-Spyder-McBurnie-Kit-Car-Automobile-Photo-Poster-zc3991-ZJ86-/290929970622?hash=item43bcc70dbe:g:M4QAAOxyPH9Rt0O-

 

as I still believe this is a promo shot from just when the car was completed, as its done in the same place and location as the shot of the other one and seems to be of the same vintage

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-Ferrari-Daytona-Spyder-McBurnie-Kit-Car-Photo-c3990-SX152K-/350837531030?hash=item51af8be196:g:LZsAAOxyl5lSJH4A

and we know THAT is car 4

to black, and probably redone and painted black again for season 2, along with the rest of the refits to the car, and then black again when it was redone for the volo museum.

as on all TV shows, nothing ever sits still.

 

and here you also have to remember they have to use what replacement parts they can get their hands on, as I recognize the headlight covers that you said were so poorly fitted, their off of a Rowley GTC, another variant of the replicas, and one of the few who didnt get sued really given it had all died down by the time they had gotten to him in 89, and thus he's the only guy still in business who might still have parts.

as he changed the name and the badges to say Rowley GTC, and even retrofitted the C3's with latter parts and engine bays, proportedly to have a C4 motor and steering box among other things, such as the same kind of quality tops that they used on the old german cars back then that were actually ment to last and not biodegrade like modern BMW's are nowadays.

think he also trimmed the flares and other subtile things too, kinda tried to take everything to another level, like a second take at the C3's given that the C4's had been around for about 6 years at that point, so their was plenty of time and reason to do so with his.

http://corvette.canney.net/webvettes/customized/c0072/index.html

some have stock windshield trims, others dont, even among the GTC's, heres an example of the full Carl Roberts Windshield trim

http://corvette.canney.net/webvettes/customized/c0028/index.html

and without like on the volo car

http://corvette.canney.net/webvettes/customized/c0014/index.html

as its a custom car, things are gonna vary like crazy like this

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On ‎10‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 6:15 PM, Mvice8489 said:

The owner bought that car in January 2017 at Barrett Jackson.  Stole it for only $151K  !!   He recently sold it to an overseas buyer for a sizable profit

Any idea what he sold it for?

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The reason that the VIN tag on the windshield post of the Volo car was not the VIN number of Car1 was that Carl Roberts never got the title for Car1 from Universal Studios (even though he was given the car via the contract for building the stunt Testarossa).  Therefore, to have a legal car to send to California for "Speed Zone", he used the VIN and title from a different car.  Carl told JN and myself this when we visited him.  He did get the title for Car4, which was posted on this site at an earlier date (with the VIN crossed out), but JN and I both have copies of that title showing the VIN for Car4.

Sorry to get off of your search for the Testarossa.  I hope you find a good one with recent maintenance.

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5 hours ago, CameraDaytona said:

Any idea what he sold it for?

He wouldn't say but my "educated guess" based on a few things is $250-300K ish.  Can not elaborate any more on it, though.  (and I could very wrong....but don't think I am :))

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Kavinsky
On 10/18/2017 at 6:51 PM, Mvice8489 said:

He wouldn't say but my "educated guess" based on a few things is $250-300K ish.  Can not elaborate any more on it, though.  (and I could very wrong....but don't think I am :))

Well foreign markets for exotics typically charge about 150 to 200 percent over the price here in the states, its why there's such a racket to steal a car in the US and sell it overseas in places like china where literally its 2.5 X the cost of buying it in the US. so that's probably a safe assumption. plus vintage TR's are shooting up in price for the reasons I already mentioned.

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