Reflections: 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE/GTO Replica

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Anything in front of a mirror produces an image that is identical to itself but is not real. What we have here is not the real thing, but it can be touched and driven.

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Like other 250 GTEs, even the one (chassis # 4119GT) that gave birth to this recreation / clone / replica or whatever you want to call it, the donor car has been stripped of most of the components to be rebuilt with aluminum: we don’t know which Italian coachbuilder made the job but the result seems very correct and proportionate. It seems that the work was done in 1987, a time when you could buy a real GTO with “just” 5 million dollars.

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Considering the purchase and the work done, probably at that time this replica cost a tenth of that amount and, given the result, it seems to have been a good deal. Certainly the gap between the cost of “real” and “fake” has increased by an order of magnitude so this car is still a good deal for those who, despite being rich, cannot afford to spend dozens of millions: after all, the engine block is of the correct type 168. Find it for sale at $965,000 here in Eschenbach, Germany.

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