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  • A new low price $56,000

    Topic originally created by JeffLit on March 11, 2009 9:40 AM and viewed 3541 times in the old forum.

  • #2
    Originally posted by JeffLit on March 11, 2009 9:40 AM
    Granted, it is a cut-up car with a Targa top but still cheap.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=#ht_500wt_847

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Aaron on March 11, 2009 11:00 AM
      I was wondering with the price of parts - at what point does the car become profitable for a parts dealer/chop shop.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dromer on March 12, 2009 4:07 AM
        Aaron. That's exactly what i was thinking. Below that price I'm thinking " Donner Car"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sam231 on March 16, 2009 10:25 PM
          The car has been for sale for a long time. The owner approached me about it last year, and then a friend who owns a storage/restoration operation nearby emailed me a month ago about the car too. I did not know he had consigned it to Copley. Interestingly, the seller owned & raced a number of Ferraris in the 60's & 70's with some success so is not a stranger to the marque. I think he is selling because he is just getting on in years.
          I can swing by and look at the car if anyone is interested.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sam231 on March 16, 2009 10:26 PM
            The car has been for sale for a long time. The owner approached me about it last year, and then a friend who owns a storage/restoration operation nearby emailed me a month ago about the car too. I did not know he had consigned it to Copley. Interestingly, the seller owned & raced a number of Ferraris in the 60's & 70's with some success so is not a stranger to the marque. I think he is selling because he is just getting on in years.
            I can swing by and look at the car if anyone is interested.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sam231 on March 16, 2009 10:38 PM
              PS......
              For anyone thinking of buying the car take note that it is unkown who did the conversion. Too often conversions are done without bracing the frame properly and the car may be subject to a lot of unwanted, and dangerous, flex.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Aaron on March 19, 2009 1:41 AM
                Regard the quality of the conversion - very good point - don’t know how much of the structural rigidity is carried in the roof. Corvette people tell me that the ladder frame found in the stingray is not sufficient to support “sporting” loads. I would think the ladder type frame on our C4s being heavier gauge and of oval tubing would be better then the partially welled stampings that make up the corvette frame.


                I have not found an article that evaluated the C4 for handling - Jeff – did you ever get a chance to really push your car on the Track?


                The Targa C4 does take me back to high school. A 1970 Firebird owner a few years older than me decided he wanted a Targa Firebird. He cut the roof, welded in frames to mount the panel, finished the head liner – did a beautiful job. He hit a speed bump in the high school parking lot too hard, and the car bent such that the doors would not open.


                Funny but sad -

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JBishop on March 19, 2009 9:54 AM
                  Originally posted by Aaron
                  I have not found an article that evaluated the C4 for handling - Jeff – did you ever get a chance to really push your car on the Track?
                  Aaron
                  A guy here in Australia races his C4 regularly and apparently is fast. He has no AC, air-cleaners, rear seats etc so the car is a few pounds lighter. I have posted a few photos of the car here a while ago. It is black with red/wite/green stripes. If I see him I will get him to write up a few words on the handling of a C4 on the track.
                  John

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ian Levy on March 19, 2009 3:53 AM
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                    It may be cheap but I would not want it unless for spares.
                    If I needed the engine & transmission, wheels & other bits etc it may well be worth a go otherwise it would not be for me.
                    Also the wood dash, incorrect upholstery & other alterations make it a no no as a car but as OK a donor.
                    Interestingly I have just sold my Saab Aero convertible & have just been informed by the buyer that I have done him as the car is suffering
                    from the " well documented bulkhead separation defect" which makes the car unroadworthy.
                    I have had three Saab convertible over the past 6 years & never heard of this problem before & .I certainly did not know of it before yesterday.
                    If a major manufacturer of convertibles can produce cars with rigidity & bulkhead problems even though Ferrri use a chassis & Saab
                    use subframes, I would suggest this is a car to avoid unless you use it as Aaron suggest?
                    Regards

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