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Wow, nice replica by wgpierce
Started on: 05-28-2017 07:42 PM
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Too bad it probably still has the original engine. This thing needs an updgrade

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/252961316999
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I generally don't care for the replicas, even the Meras.

But that thing is BADASS. Nicest replica I have seen.

Unless there is an LS7 or something equivalent in the trunk, I don't know it is worth $50k though.
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That is a very good looking replica.....And probably more reliable than a real Lambo.....But instead of Looks over performance, I like the idea of a "pedestrian" Fiero that can kill a porsche.....If you beat a 911 with that Lambo kit car, the 911 driver will just figure "Yeah, should beat me if it cost $200,000"....But if you have a souped up Fiero and you run down a 911, the 911 driver is going to need a semi truck full of viagra to get it to......"Work" ever again.......
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Report this Post05-29-2017 11:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Shho13Click Here to Email Shho13Send a Private Message to Shho13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Kinda local to me... Man, I sure wish I had an extra 50 grand... Haha

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holy offset rims, Batman...
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It's a really nicely put together replica. Well worth over $50K (for someone who thinking of building one). Just needs the widetrack installed and a nice engine swap to be finished.
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The ad states it has a V6 but has no pictures of it......hmmmmm
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It's a really nicely put together replica. Well worth over $50K (for someone who thinking of building one). Just needs the widetrack installed and a nice engine swap to be finished.


And don't forget the $10k paint job...
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I realize it's not finished but why in all that's holy don't they upgrade the engine along with the body?? Very nice start, but I would never spend that much on a replica. I'd take that $50 and put it towards a gently used Corvette.
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Originally posted by jscott1:

I realize it's not finished but why in all that's holy don't they upgrade the engine along with the body?? Very nice start, but I would never spend that much on a replica. I'd take that $50 and put it towards a gently used Corvette.


Engine swaps are illegal or require a lot more steps to register in some states, California being one. California is one of the largest markets for replicas. Everyone has a different opinion on what the best engine is and may keep buyers from wanting to buy it if it has been swapped with a motor they didn't like. It can be very difficult to register a replica so add a swapped motor and you may not be able to register it all. There was a guy on eBay recently that had to put his Countach kit back up for sale at a massive loss because after getting his dream car he found out that he could not get it smog legal in Calfornia so he could not drive or register his car. In addition engine swaps add a lot to the cost of the build. I know the builder of this car and he has been working on for a very long time, add in a swap and he would have thousands more in it and would not be finished with the car.

So with replicas, if you have a plan to sell it in the future it is wise to keep the motor stock so that you don't limit your buyers. Without the swap, the car is cheaper and more affordable to buyers. If the new buyer wants to do a swap he can choose whatever motor they want and have it installed the way they want it done.

The seller of this car is Jayso over on Mad Mechanics. The car uses all factory Lamborghini panels that have been molded and cast in fiberglass, but each panel could be unbolted and put on a real LP640. I am sure he has way more into this car than that asking price also he has probably tens of thousands of hours. This has been a very detailed and extremely long term build. And there will never be another one as the person selling the panels does not make them anymore.
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Yet another reason why the builder no doubt decided not to paint the car. Most people prefer to paint the car after the engine swap to prevent damage. Even though most of the work in a Fiero swap goes on from underneath...buckle rash and even shirt bottons and jeans grommets can damage a new paint job for sure.
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No stretched replicas in Australia as you can't get them engineered. Well you can, but you have to build one do a frame torsion test on it that destroys that chassis and if OK build another one If not build another one and try again. Very expensive excersise.
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No stretched replicas in Australia as you can't get them engineered. Well you can, but you have to build one do a frame torsion test on it that destroys that chassis and if OK build another one If not build another one and try again. Very expensive excersise.


Wow....that's rough. Are you allowed tube frame chassis based cars?
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In the far reaches you probably can, most states have an engineering requirement for the torsion test specs tube chassis or otherwise. Im talking about for standard registration though, there are some options for club type registrations.
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Engine swaps are illegal or require a lot more steps to register in some states, California being one. California is one of the largest markets for replicas. Everyone has a different opinion on what the best engine is and may keep buyers from wanting to buy it if it has been swapped with a motor they didn't like. It can be very difficult to register a replica so add a swapped motor and you may not be able to register it all. There was a guy on eBay recently that had to put his Countach kit back up for sale at a massive loss because after getting his dream car he found out that he could not get it smog legal in Calfornia so he could not drive or register his car. In addition engine swaps add a lot to the cost of the build. I know the builder of this car and he has been working on for a very long time, add in a swap and he would have thousands more in it and would not be finished with the car.

So with replicas, if you have a plan to sell it in the future it is wise to keep the motor stock so that you don't limit your buyers. Without the swap, the car is cheaper and more affordable to buyers. If the new buyer wants to do a swap he can choose whatever motor they want and have it installed the way they want it done.

The seller of this car is Jayso over on Mad Mechanics. The car uses all factory Lamborghini panels that have been molded and cast in fiberglass, but each panel could be unbolted and put on a real LP640. I am sure he has way more into this car than that asking price also he has probably tens of thousands of hours. This has been a very detailed and extremely long term build. And there will never be another one as the person selling the panels does not make them anymore.


I bought mine in New Jersey too and drove it back to the other coast. After I added wide track suspension, a new interior and a turbo ls4 I have $60,000 in it and I wouldn't take any less. I'm fortunate enough to live in Wa. and They have never bothered to inspect it or smog it.
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I bought mine in New Jersey too and drove it back to the other coast. After I added wide track suspension, a new interior and a turbo ls4 I have $60,000 in it and I wouldn't take any less. I'm fortunate enough to live in Wa. and They have never bothered to inspect it or smog it.


A well built replica is definitely worth at least that when you consider the parts and labour required. But it's only worth that to someone who knows what it takes to build a replica. No easy task! Commissioning someone to build you a well built replica will cost $80-$100K+ Unfortunately the market for buying replicas at true market value is very limited so people who need to sell theirs tend to give them away cheaply...which obviously devalues all of them.
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It comes most probably with a 2.8 and an automatic transmission. Not worth at that price...matter of fact at any price. My humble opinion.
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I don't want to anger the replica enthusiasts. I'm sure this is a great build and worth every penny for what it is. But my personal opinion I would not want to spend the amount it costs for what you get. For $50K I would want the engine, suspension, brakes, not to mention the body already sorted out and not in need of tens of thousands of more work.

And I get the restrictions, but folks in California should be aware of these limitations.
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