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Okay, one small bit of info, would it change your estimates if you found out that salt water ("brackish") rose above the exhaust and heads?
Edited by Magick Man - 6/18/14 at 5:39am
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

Probably around the 150k mark to fix the Fezza.

Related to the workshop Magick, do you often roam around having a peek at what everyone is doing?

All the time. biggrin.gif
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No wonder, it stresses them out and productivity drops. Cut down your visits by 50% and keep an eye on the output. Had a boss like that and he would create a very stressful environment by being around all the time. Maybe hidden cameras might be a better way.
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Since your latest comment seems to suggest that current estimates are low, I'm going to go for $175K as an estimate.

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I also believe in "Management By Walking Around"...


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"Where there's a whip, there's a way!"

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Okay, the tally is in, after a few small revisions for labor rate (adding in the actual time spent, not what my guys fudged to try and "ease the pain"), and the F12 total bill comes to $193,225.61.

So it has a street value of, say, $355k in current trim, and the price paid was $120k. That's over $313k in it, with a potential of $35k in profit to sell it, if you can find anyone who will to pay that for a salvaged car. The reality is, breaking even will probably be tricky enough. rolleyes.gif
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OK - but you don't have another F12 in the collection, correct? So, the real answer is that you now have a pristine F12 in your collection and you only paid $313K for it. smily_headphones1.gif
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Okay, the tally is in, after a few small revisions for labor rate (adding in the actual time spent, not what my guys fudged to try and "ease the pain"), and the F12 total bill comes to $193,225.61.

I got closest, but I probably only would've guessed something like $85K had you not said anything about previous guesses being too low.

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It isn't mine, at least not yet. We were doing the restoration for someone but it's gone beyond what he wanted to spend. His original target was 250-270k total but frankly he paid too much for it to begin with and we didn't know the extent of the electrical and mechanical issues. Everything had to be stripped, large portions of the upholstery had to be replaced (saddle stains badly) and almost the whole cockpit is wrapped in the same leather. The worst however was them (the former owners) trying to start the car after they thought it had dried out, when in fact there was about half a gallon of water in the exhaust. Then the ECU and all the subsystems shorted out in a cascade. Then it was a million little things that all add up to $thousands but have to be accounted for. It's a Ferrari, not a Ford. However, I know that it's completely like new now, if not better.

I'll personally pay the owner what he has in it, plus interest and finder's fee (to keep him happy), and then donate it to the collection, whom the garage will then bill for the parts and labor. So it all works out pretty well.
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I'll personally pay the owner what he has in it, plus interest and finder's fee (to keep him happy), and then donate it to the collection, whom the garage will then bill for the parts and labor. So it all works out pretty well.

First time I have heard of someone making a profit after taking a car in........:tongue:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Since it is a salvaged car, gonna put MAWDSSSS in? 
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First time I have heard of someone making a profit after taking a car in........:tongue:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Since it is a salvaged car, gonna put MAWDSSSS in? 


Could always go Racing:)

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Make the money back by posting youtube videos of the car racing and sprinting.
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On the subject of F12, I just watched a fifth-gear programme (don't know how old originally) with VBH having a drive of one.

Reminded me of Magick Man's "BTW, she is my least favorite presenter on any car show, ever. There's just something about her that sets my teeth on edge, and it has nothing to do with gender."

 

I presume you never saw Top Gear Australia, then. (or Top Gear USA for that matter, or any number of U.S. car shows that air spasmodically over here). (?)

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I presume you never saw Top Gear Australia, then. (or Top Gear USA for that matter, or any number of U.S. car shows that air spasmodically over here). (?)

TG USA isnt that terrible but TG Aus is the worst TG there is.......... 

 

my TG list goes like this TG UK>TG Kr>TG Us> TG Aus

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