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Old 15th October 2015, 10:45
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Default Have you seen this... MX250

Just came across this for sale... hmmm think the price might be a bit strong!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ferrari-25...item43e40283b4
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Old 15th October 2015, 11:07
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What a nice looking car- must be good to be able to splash out on an interior trim like that. What have they done for a headlining?
That wheel deal was very reasonable at 500 per corner.
I do take issue with the "factory built" comments- if any of us took the contents of our garages to a commercial unit and worked there instead- we'd be factories wouldn't we? And we all have expertise in a particular field that would produce a professional looking result- be it mechanical, electrical, bodywork, trimming etc.
Personally I would have chosen a later, lower mileage donor on which to expend that outlay.
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Old 15th October 2015, 12:09
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I agree with you there Ian, "factories" do tend to look down on "homemade" as being inferior, which as we all know is not always the case, and in some cases, is really far from it!

Of course, it is a nice looking car. but with all that cash spent on it, it would be wouldn't it?
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What a nice looking car- must be good to be able to splash out on an interior trim like that. What have they done for a headlining?
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the ad says The roof remains open with the roll cage on display to give you that race car feeling whilst inside the cockpit, the perfect blend of race car grit and modern day comfort & quality. The full interior re-trim on this car cost over 6,000 alone.

as much as it is nice a tan leather interior woul dhave been nicer with the fly giallo paintwork
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Old 15th October 2015, 13:14
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I am going to copy his advert wording in case I ever need to sell mine. He really talks the car up well, you almost don't notice the 95K miles 1.8 MX5 base
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Old 15th October 2015, 13:33
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...you almost don't notice the 95K miles 1.8 MX5 base
That was the bit I was looking for.

It's probably why I didn't register "roof remains open with the roll cage on display" but I did register "full interior re-trim on this car cost over 6,000 alone." I would have expected a headlining for that money. And a V6 engine.
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Old 15th October 2015, 15:53
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Straight sixes are nicer :-)
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Old 15th October 2015, 16:43
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6k for the interior - they were ripped off!!!!
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Old 15th October 2015, 17:11
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I live in Andover , think I may pop over and take a look.
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Old 15th October 2015, 17:24
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Straight sixes are nicer :-)
Probably not possible to get a straight 6 that's lighter than the existing 4cylinder, and that will fit under the bonnet straight onto the existing gearbox.

Or were you thinking of a 3litre Nissan diesel per the popular Landie conversion??? Would need a bonnet bulge.
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Old 15th October 2015, 17:26
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Hahaha i like the fact that all the photos are photoshopped and that the owner employed an expert journolist to write the advert. I think its fantastic!

60's racer look with a ford mondeo grill.....
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Old 15th October 2015, 17:27
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Ohh and them 60's racer 'door popper' handle less doors. Laughable
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Old 15th October 2015, 19:22
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It looks like a good quality build . If I were to have a set of wheels made I don't think I would be happy with this look though. They look a little small and they don't fill the arches at all. I like the plan view of the car looking down , shows off the shape from angle you wouldn't normally see.

Good luck selling at that price though , I would have said around 10k
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Old 15th October 2015, 20:07
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I dont think anyone believes that them wheels where special made for that car as he goes on to say it has correct wheel adaptors or somthing of the like. Its a good write up for somone to read who hasnt owned a kit car before and knows nothing. To the users of this site, its clearly laughable. But he does sound like a good salesman
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Old 15th October 2015, 20:11
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I would have thought for that money I would have expected them to at least put the screw covers on the dashboard side panel back on! It does look good in yellow though...

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Old 16th October 2015, 06:35
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Just had another look at the pics.
The attention to detail (notwithstanding the dash fittings, headlining-lack of, door handles-lack of and Mundano grille) is quite something. It shows what can be achieved with time, effort and cash using a grp shell on an existing platform.

All in all, a real tribute to Tribute.
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Old 16th October 2015, 08:06
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Love the colour but I'll go 'no comment' on the interior (apart from saying I'm sure Liberace would've loved it).

I can't blame them for pitching it around the 20k mark, which only puts it up against mid spec Caterham sevens in the marketplace. I personally think a lot of these cars get undersold. Before deciding on a price just stand back and really look at what you've built...

To me there's something not quite right about the wheels too. I think it's because the hub centres stick out too far rather than being recessed like Borranis. They didn't need to be chromed either, although Borranis have chrome spokes the rim is alloy. The owner would've got a more authentic look by using the MWS Aston/AC/Morgan wires (see below), which come in at about 1,100 for a set of four including custom splined adaptors and three eared spinners as I recall. Looking at the wheels that are fitted though, the MWS ones would possibly foul the arches on the MX250. Worth checking though.



http://shop.mwsint.com/product_details.asp?id=490
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Old 16th October 2015, 09:57
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I've just added these photos to the Tribute Useful Info thread.











Personally, I think a key part of getting a good price for your car is using decent photos.

They don't need to be taken by a professional, but a nice (& uncluttered) background really helps the car stand out.



You could even add a black and white photo for extra drama.



Either way, good luck to the seller, Paul.

PS
Looking at all vast number of Tribute cars on the Useful Info thread, this is the first yellow one I've seen.
( I've love to see a SWB 250 done in this colour. )
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Old 16th October 2015, 10:15
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It helps to have a drone in your toy box for those nice overheads.
Each to their own, I wouldn't have chosen those wheels or colour combination. Nice car even so.
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Old 16th October 2015, 17:04
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I agree with you there Ian, "factories" do tend to look down on "homemade" as being inferior, which as we all know is not always the case, and in some cases, is really far from it!

Of course, it is a nice looking car. but with all that cash spent on it, it would be wouldn't it?
This car did undergo one of our "basic" builds in the Tribute "Factory". Car stripped, kit on, bonnet and boot hung etc, before going back to the customer for paint and finishing.

I personally never look down on anyone else's car that has any sort of time and effort put into it. I wish I had the time to produce a finished car to this standard. And I wish I had time to work on my own cars......

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