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Last buy of the weekend, a `61 250GT NART Spider. Should probably say the 250GT NART, because there's only one that was converted that year. Another lowball that I wasn't expecting, it was ~$500k below most estimates at 900k. Anyway, I'm out of money and it's time to go home now. redface.gif



Edited by Magick Man - 8/16/14 at 11:52pm
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It doesn't rival the NART by any means, but I spotted this new Wraith on the first leg of my move up to Chicago yesterday in Nashville. I'm crossing my fingers that the image posts correctly, since this new phone doesn't work too well with the Head-Fi mobile site. If it doesn't, I'll have to come back to it tonight.
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Are'nt Vectors just re-skinned Diablo's...the first one wasn't, sure the second one was.

I am not jealous of all these modern supercars you have Magic Man.*  But I am jealous of this freakin lovely 250gt, it reminds me of a more athletic 58 Corvette....perhaps one of the most gorgeous car of all time for me.


* Actually just a little.**

** OK....totally jealous.
Edited by SP Wild - 8/18/14 at 1:06am
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Are'nt Vectors just re-skinned Diablo's...the first one wasn't, sure the second one was.

 

I am not jealous of all these modern supercars you have Magic Man.*  But I am jealous of this freakin lovely 250gt, it reminds me of a more athletic 58 Corvette....perhaps one of the most gorgeous car of all time for me.

 

 

* Actually just a little.*

 

* OK....totally jealous.


Yeah well, Wiegert wasn't a terribly good engineer so stealing was most likely his only hope. It's not for nothing that the original W2 was branded as having the first external combustion engine..

 

Agreed on the NART! Take that over a comic book any day of the week:D

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Didn't all cars start out as cartoons...then they dilute the vision on the way to production?

Right? Am I right?

Indeed I am. tongue.gif
Edited by SP Wild - 8/18/14 at 1:07am
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Don't be jealous, it's just plastic and sheetmetal. Besides, it's not really an "official" NART racer, mostly a 250GTE that someone wanted to modify. However, it did lead the way for the 275 NART Spider, and older modded cars, even unique ones, have a way of legitimizing themselves over time. It's sort of a gamble in terms of value, but to me it's worth it even if it doesn't appreciate at all. There's a real golden-age Ferrari vibe to it that I really like, and it's shockingly complete, with all of its original major mechanicals. Plus, it's in perfect working order, I could take it out and race it tomorrow, and it's certified for all the post-war vintage racing series.

I talked with the expert on classic Ferraris who evaluated the car for the auction and he was stunned that it didn't hit 7 figures, but chalks it up to everyone being obsessed with late-60s and early-70s cars right now (the GTO and several other 250s from this weekend brought much less than anticipated, or went unsold entirely), but that when the market's attention goes back to them, it'll soar in value.
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Mate, I applaud your decision to go with your heart on that one...she's a beauty.  I had no idea what NART even was....just looked it up, but I mean....its still a Ferrari!

 

If you don't lose money on it....does it matter if its not the hottest item right now?  If you were to lose say a few grand on it in a few years...itd still be worth it right? 

 

Wish I had one too.  I'd challenge you to a race...the loser has to stay in the car whilst I do donuts around the loser....I mean, the winner does donuts aound the loser.  :tongue:

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Oh, I forgot to post that Wraith yesterday. It's quite an imposing coupe, and I have a feeling that the three-car police escort in front of it meant that its owner was a country star of some sort.

 

 

Aynways, now that I've relocated to Chicago I look forward to seeing exotics every day. There wasn't exactly a large supply of them near Mobile, Alabama. I think I saw a Ferrari 360 once the entire time I lived there, and a football player nearby had a Phantom and a Continental GT, but that was about it.

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Any thought ?
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Any thought ?

As cool as the car is, it's more of a glorified kit than a production "electric supercar". I don't think I've ever liked seeing a Daytona Coupe bodystyle with modern wheels, either. It's technically impressive and I'm sure it drives well, but it's not a fully finished product with a company behind it strong enough to produce it in any significant capacity.

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Oh, I forgot to post that Wraith yesterday. It's quite an imposing coupe, and I have a feeling that the three-car police escort in front of it meant that its owner was a country star of some sort.




Aynways, now that I've relocated to Chicago I look forward to seeing exotics every day. There wasn't exactly a large supply of them near Mobile, Alabama. I think I saw a Ferrari 360 once the entire time I lived there, and a football player nearby had a Phantom and a Continental GT, but that was about it.

I can't say I'm liking those wheels, and the color doesn't do much for it, but I'll bet it drives as smooth as silk.
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I can't say I'm liking those wheels, and the color doesn't do much for it, but I'll bet it drives as smooth as silk.


The wheels are standard RR faire, though I think there was a Wraith for sale in Nashville with a different set. I'm not sure if you can tell from the photo, but the primary color has a bit of a pink tinge to it. I hope it's a custom-ordered color combo, because it doesn't really make much sense.

 

EDIT: Looking again, it seems that the wheels aren't what I originally thought they were. Yeah, those aren't exactly classy.


Edited by ssrock64 - 8/19/14 at 3:04pm
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Any thought ?

 

Wrong styling for electric.  That styling asks for a retro sounds as well.

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