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Old 07-16-2011, 05:02 PM
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Pseudo Bugatti Veyron

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/man-builds-own-million-dollar-bugatti-supercar-hand-211223675.html

This way you can look like the real thing w/o having enough hp to kill yourself with. And a back seat too.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:21 PM
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I do not know what the inside looks like but the out side looks pretty sweet .. at least as far as the pictures are concerned.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:51 PM
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It has usable back seats, which the real thing doesn't have? It is obviously the better car. I lol'd at that line.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:18 PM
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I read somewhere that he has almost $90,000 in it.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:35 PM
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Should have just bought a 911 or Ferrari with that $90k.

If you look at it it doesn't look quite right.
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:44 AM
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He's trying to sell it for $89K. Doesn't look like anyone's nibbled yet:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Bugatti-replica-Fiberglass-Kit-car-Ferrari-red-/290585353641?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item43a83c9da9

It looks interesting but I'm thinking he'd have difficulty getting $10K for it.

I wonder how well the replica does if driven into a salt water lagoon?
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:51 AM
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It would have to driven into a replica salt water lagoon.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:53 AM
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Even the real veyron looks awkward. Why copy it?
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:20 PM
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Should have just bought a 911 or Ferrari with that $90k.
If the intent was to try and start a replica car business, targeting those in the upper 5% income range who are nuts about exotic cars, then perhaps not a bad investment after all.

There's a gent down here in San Antonio with a conversion business called DieselToyz. We're talking around $20K and up for a turnkey "looks like it just rolled off the assembly line" diesel conversion, using current production diesel engines from Toyota and VM Motori. He started off specializing in Toyota pickups, SUV's, and 4X4's, and has branched out into Jeeps as well - one of his more recent offerings is converting U.S. model Wrangler Unlimiteds over to the same export version VM Motori diesel drivetrain that Chrysler is already selling out of country - helps a lot when everything is already OEM and still in production.

People with $20K or more just to drop on putting a diesel in their favorite Toyota pickup - we're definitely talking the upper end of the income scale here.

OTOH, for those of us that still have to work for a living, you definitely have a point. Six years ago, when I was looking for an older used diesel to supplement the Jeep Liberty diesel, as a second vehicle and something simple enough to work on in the driveway, then-used car market offerings gave me the basic choice of spending 8 grand or more on a late 90's/early 00's VW TDI, or around 4 grand or so on a late 80's/early 90's MB diesel. My mother cut thru the bull and asked me "what would you rather be driving - a Mercedes or a Volkswagon?".
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:13 PM
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If you look at it it doesn't look quite right.
Yes. There are a lot of details wrong and one shot showed that the driver's door doesn't quite line up. I think it would be even less impressive in person. Might make a nice Bondo ad though: "Look what you can do with Bondo and you imagination... and sandpaper..."
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:14 PM
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It would have to driven into a replica salt water lagoon.
THAT'S funny!!
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:29 PM
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If the intent was to try and start a replica car business, targeting those in the upper 5% income range who are nuts about exotic cars, then perhaps not a bad investment after all.
Why would anyone in the upper 5% income range want a Mercury Cougar? Why would anyone in any % of the income range want a Mercury Cougar? I'd imagine a lot of folks with money wouldn't be looking at replicas of anything.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:06 PM
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If you have money why buy a fake?
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:24 AM
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If you have money why buy a fake?
Just because they have money doesn't mean they have the common sense to go with it - hell, just take a look at our politicians.

OTOH, could be some with money that would choke on 1 1/2 mil for the real version, but could stomach $89K for a replica and playing poseur with the crowd they run in - IOW, looking like they're rich enough to afford a Veyron - all about appearances.

Quite a few rich people out there with some VERY strange tastes and hobbies.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:47 PM
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Why would anyone in any % of the income range want a Mercury Cougar?
The $89,000 question.
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