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Old 26th October 2018, 06:43
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Too wide and 'flat' for my taste, the styling just misses the mark.

The seats, dash etc. could be replaced with more period items but you'd still be stuck with the Noddy driving position -





It would take a lot of work to narrow it for an older chassis but could look pretty good if executed well. After all, I do know someone who once upon a time took one of these -



And after casting a magic spell in a dingy (man) cave somewhere in deepest, darkest Poole, made it look like this -



Definite ugly duckling into beautiful swan fable there.
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Old 26th October 2018, 08:01
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The bloke in the green car is only 5'2"
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Old 26th October 2018, 08:25
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Looks like he's sitting on a box, there's loads of room behind his back to the bulk head. I'd think its just those crappy seats they used.

They are in production and available from ANC Sportscars in Plymouth.

The main styling issue with the body are the tiny wheels and tyres, compared with the real thing here ..
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Old 26th October 2018, 13:28
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Bigger wheels would look better, but it'd need the arches raising and widening to match, and those bolt-on chrome basket wheels have no place on a classic replica anyway, but...

The styling just misses the mark in far too many areas for me, from the Noddy driving position to the 'wrong' angle that the bonnet line takes down to the (too small?) front grille aperture.

Take a look at this one (don't know if it's real or replica, btw) -



The bonnet line doesn't drop away dramatically at the front and there's very little overhang from the headlights to the grille, in fact it's very similar to the D Type front.

The driving position on this one is also much better - the driver's eye-line is just above the screen while his shoulder is level with the lowest point of the rear arch. You're not going to be able to fix that with different seats in the Replicar, I'm afraid, as the donor car's structure is just in the way.

Best thing to do with this body I would suggest, would be to copy Lucky at Lemans' idea of rebodying a Lotus 7 style existing car that's already road registered.

That would kill two birds with one stone - 1/ the driving position would be suitably low, and 2/ it wouldn't need IVA, just a much simpler and cheaper (still free?) rebody application through DVLA.
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Old 26th October 2018, 18:20
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The re register / rebody process is still free, just done my 250 TR .

I think the body would work over a Lotus 7 style chassis, depends if they would let you have a body on its own, I would hope so.

If you go on the MEV forum there is a Replicar video showing one remodelled to look more Testarossa, still got crappy chrome wires and big seats though.

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Old 26th October 2018, 21:53
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Here is the Testarossa styled Replicar. To be honest I still prefer the Formosa design !

http://mevowners.proboards.com/threa...plicar-ferrari

Click on the video link on the page.
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Will people ever learn? F-badges all over the place.
Nice, but I think it's overdone, esp. with those fake wire wheels.
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Old 27th October 2018, 09:17
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Great video, I absolutely loved it.

The car also looks very nice in all the shots, like others have already said, though, the seats and wheels let it down somewhat, while the dash also rather gives the game away.

The use of 'F' badges, Cavallino Rampante shields and 60's GTO vents on a 50's styled car is really down to personal taste (international copyright laws notwithstanding).

I'd perhaps have been a bit more sparing about the badging, either using a few, subtle badges to hint at the car's identity, which I'm doing with my Speedster, or mirroring the markings used on an original car, which I did with my Spyder, but each to their own.

No offence intended, but to me, this one does rather shout its status from the rooftops through a loudhailer while wearing a tangerine mardi gras costume. The Cavallino Rampante atop the steering column in particular is really just too much.

Other than the above, it looks to be a well built and very pretty car and I'd love to see it 'in the metal'.
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I emailed the company about the possibility of selling just a body and they would. They couldn't really grasp why I would want to fit the body over the "wrong" chassis and that it wouldn't fit over a 7 style chassis anyway. I think there is scope to build a more convincing car using much larger 16" wheels and the correct profile tyres. The wheel base and track of their car is similar to the original. You would have to radius the arches both front and rear and sit the body lower down over the chassis. You could also correct the seating position and build an authentic interior to match. Lots of work but I think it could be done.
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I emailed the company about the possibility of selling just a body and they would. They couldn't really grasp why I would want to fit the body over the "wrong" chassis and that it wouldn't fit over a 7 style chassis anyway. I think there is scope to build a more convincing car using much larger 16" wheels and the correct profile tyres. The wheel base and track of their car is similar to the original. You would have to radius the arches both front and rear and sit the body lower down over the chassis. You could also correct the seating position and build an authentic interior to match. Lots of work but I think it could be done.
I totally agree. A bit of work would result a much nicer "replica".
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Old 8th August 2019, 23:17
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One for sale here, under 20k and well built by the looks of it.

Tiny wheels are the biggest disappointment but could be changed. Nice interior though and not too modern looking.

eBay item number:
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Old 9th August 2019, 08:16
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And another one here, 5k cheaper and similar spec.

eBay item number:
163792126221
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Green one:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aston-Mar...cAAOSw~2ldRv8H


Silver one:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aston-Mar...MAAOSwDdldPYVz

Apart from the red rear cockpit wall, the silver one looks very nice indeed.
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Old 11th August 2019, 16:09
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Both look very pretty ...The tiny wheel arches and wheels frustrate me a bit on these cars ..but they aren't the worst ...
I think the silver one belongs to a guy called Alex, he had the TVR based 250 GTO that Tribute built ...
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