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Old 26th April 2005, 10:31 AM   #1
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Mclaren F1 *replica*

Whilst at a classic car auction yesterday, I saw this 'one off'. The details explained how the owner/creator had spent 'in excess of a 6 figure sum, developing this replica before being forced into liquidation'... poor guy....

It used a rover/honda base & was actually driven into the lot & sold for 1300 ukp !!!
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Old 26th April 2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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& from the front
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Old 26th April 2005, 10:43 AM   #3
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Re: Mclaren F1 *replica*

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Old 26th April 2005, 03:00 PM   #4
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Re: Mclaren F1 *replica*

Hi all

Looks as though this started out with a MK111 KVA body but boy did they get this wrong.

Chris.
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Old 26th April 2005, 03:39 PM   #5
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Re: Mclaren F1 *replica*

Whew, and I thought the McLaren was unattractive.
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Old 26th April 2005, 04:59 PM   #6
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Re: Mclaren F*d up *replica*

Now that I've surpressed the gag reflex, let me just say that it's lucky he "ran out of money". Can't imagine more money would make this any prettier.
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Old 26th April 2005, 05:20 PM   #7
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Re: Mclaren F*d up *replica*

But hey, it has got 4 seats.
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Old 26th April 2005, 06:57 PM   #8
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Re: Mclaren F1 *replica*

Julian
please tell me you are not the new owner!!!
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Old 26th April 2005, 09:34 PM   #9
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mmmmmmmm noice! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 27th April 2005, 05:30 AM   #10
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Re: Mclaren F1 *replica*

My mother taught me if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything. But I was always in trouble because I didn't listen to my mum [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]It is bloody awful [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] Here is something to make you feel better
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Old 27th April 2005, 05:44 AM   #11
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Re: Mclaren F1 *replica*

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Julian
please tell me you are not the new owner!!!

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Ha! you are indeed spot on Dave, I am certainly *not* the new owner!! There was an eerie silence when it went in the bidding ring, but hey, it must have made someone happy!!

Despite the somewhat 'awkward' styling (cough) The fiberglass was pretty good quality......

(That's the most positive comment I could make about it!!!)
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Old 27th April 2005, 10:15 AM   #12
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Super-Mega-Fugly!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 31st May 2005, 09:26 AM   #13
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Re: Mclaren F1 *replica*

Now for sale in Top Marques magazine for 10,000 !!
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Old 3rd June 2005, 11:53 AM   #14
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Re: Mclaren F1 *replica*

Here it is *again*.....

scroll down to the bottom of the page. BTW if anyone hasn't read 'Sniff Petrol' then you should! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

http://www.sniffpetrol.com/index.html
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Old 3rd June 2005, 04:23 PM   #15
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Still Ugly

Yep, that's the same hideous POS we've seen before on this forum. The Sniff Petrol site is hilarious. I especially love the comments on the new porsche cayman (I use all lowercase letters for porsche since I have lost all respect for them as sportscar and racecar builders since the cayenne). Here's an exerpt that I really love:

"For too long we have ignored customers who want a porsche that almost looks like a 911, that's almost as fast as a 911, and costs almost as much as a 911, but that isn't a 911"

Haaaaaa! Too funny, yet sad and true simultaneously.
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Re: Mclaren F1 *replica*

from the look of it presumably the 6 figure sum included pence/cents!
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Old 3rd June 2005, 05:08 PM   #17
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"For too long we have ignored customers who want a porsche that almost looks like a 911, that's almost as fast as a 911, and costs almost as much as a 911, but that isn't a 911"

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Mitch,
Not to mention they don't handle to good either......
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Old 3rd June 2005, 05:56 PM   #18
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Re: Mclaren F1 *replica*

Ouch!!!! I like that site, I've just signed up to get it sent monthly. Excellent.
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Old 2nd March 2009, 03:54 PM   #19
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Re: Mclaren F1 *replica*

What Pete said!
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Old 2nd March 2009, 05:26 PM   #20
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Re: Mclaren F1 *replica*

I have been in the kitcar industry for 25 years this year and have seen lots of this sort of thing.

At lots of shows and exhibitions we have exhibited at there have been mock ups and prototypes on display that have had no chance of being a commercial success.

This guy has probably lost everything trying to build his dream. I can appreciate exactly whats gone into a project like this.

Its easy to sit there on your keyboard and rubbish some one elses efforts and say thats ugly or no good.

I say BIG RESPECT!

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