Saturday, May 22, 2010

Weekend Quickies - Saturday, May 22, 2010

1981 6 Cylinder Ferrari 308 - We've all seen Fieros that have been made to look like Ferraris. This has to be a first... Here we have a Ferrari that has been made to perform like a Fiero. The seller has replaced the Ferrari engine with a GM 2.8 liter V6.

I don't even know what to say about this. My friend, Jeff, sent me the link to this in an e-mail he titled, "Oh, But Why?" I have no idea.

Located in Orrville, OH, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1967 Intermeccanica Torino / Italia - Now this is cool. This is an Italian car that came with an American engine. A big Ford V8.

I wrote about an Intermeccanica Italia / Torino coupe back in January. I included a bit of history about the car and the companies that produced it. You can find the post here.

I've seen a few of these at car shows. Believe it or not, they are even more attractive in person than they are in pictures. This is just a gorgeous car.

Located in Atascadero, CA, click here to see the eBay listing.

I received this e-mail from JaCG reader "Ferrari Bubba". I just thought I'd pass it along...

I just ran across an August, 1965 copy of R&T and was thumbing through the auto classifieds in the back:

1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300-SL. Gullwing.
One of the best available. Lightweight
body, knockoffs. Best offer over $3,800.

1955 PORSCHE SPYDER, 2 windshields,
top & trailer. Will trade. $2,950.

1957 FERRARI 3.5 Super Monza. Immac-
ulate. Used in motion pictures, never
raced. Licensed and driven on the street.
Best offer around $3,700, or trade down.

1964 FERRARI 3-Litre GT Berlinetta (2
seater) Absolutely flawless, concourse
condition. Bright red/beige leather. Only
3450 careful miles. $14,600 new, now
$8,500. Trade accepted.

Choke! Yer pal, Ferrari Bubba


1963 VW Type 34 "Razor Edge" Karmann Ghia - In last week's "Weekend Quickies" I featured a Type 34 Karmann Ghia that was sitting in a junkyard in Colorado. Here's one in much better condition.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, these cars were never sent to the US. I have no idea why. They are very nice looking cars.

This one is in overall good condition. Best of all, it's rust free.

Located in El Mirage, AZ, click here to see the eBay listing.

A big thanks to JaCG reader, Manny, for sending me the link to this car.

1 comment:

Jon said...

Type 34 - That has to be one of the sharpest vehicles I have seen all year.

Fieroari - I came across this yesterday as well. I think some posters were saying that a Northstar conversion would actually pass muster. If this car fell into my hands I would tell folks (who found out) the 2.8 was a "mule engine" or something similar.

In any case, I'll bet that most "legit" bone stock 308/328 owners have to put up with the "Is that a real Ferrari?" type questions from gawkers every day. This would be followed by "Does that car have the Lambo doors?" queries. Of course speculative questions concerning the sexual orientation of Tom Selleck would certainly be in the pipeline. Then the onlookers would naturally segue into "What kind of Ferrari was in Miami Vice then...?" kind of questions. This would ultimately end in "What was the name of the black guy in that show?" The night ends as everybody trys to to conjure up the musical career of "Philip Michael Thomas."

As I have clearly mapped out, living life in the spotlight isn't all it's cracked up to be.

On the oher hand, the Italia rules, plain and simple.