Lot 119 - 2001 Ferrari 458 by DNA -WITHDRAWN-
|Odometer reading||52,652 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £28,000|
DNA Automotive is a company based in Redditch, Worcestershire in the North East of England specialising in the manufacture of high quality GRP panel kits to change a donor car into a Ferrari supercar lookalike and over the years have built a reputation for suppling high quality products, the latest being a 1960's California Spider based on a BMW Z3. The DN8 used a V6, 2.5 litre Ford Cougar and offers outstanding supercar car looks with meticulous detail at an affordable price. The DN8 was the fourth model in their range and the kit included: all exterior body panels, front bumper, door handles, petrol flap, rear clip combining rear bumper with lefthand and righthand quarters, engine lid (pre bonded inner and outer skins), rear diffuser with two fins, quarter lights (plastic), mirrors, front lights, rear lights (genuine Ferrari), lower rear lights (genuine Ferrari), centre brake light (genuine Ferrari), side repeaters (genuine Ferrari), windscreen, heated rear screen, fake engine, engine bay surround, all grills (mesh), exhaust, exhaust surround, wheels, windscreen wiper mechanism, windscreen wiper blades, rear screen side grilles, mirror glass and wheels arch liners. After all this you end up with a Ferrari 458 Coupé at tenth of the price.
This DNA DN8 was built by the factory as a demonstrator in 2012, based on a front engined, 2001 Ford Cougar fitted with a 2.5 litre, V6 engine and manual gearbox, that had only covered 50,000 miles from new with a fully stamped up service book. With this as the donor car, they fitted all the parts listed above and then added the optional extras including; brake kit including all the brackets, fake brake callipers and fake carbon look brake discs, also the complete interior including original Ferrari dashboard vents. This Ferrari 458 recreation has been built to the highest DNA specification, finished in Ferrari red, black roof with tan interior this car is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in June 2017, the Ford service book and a file of old MoT test certificates which also confirms the mileage. This stunning head turner not only looks like a Ferrari 456 but with the DNA exhaust system sounds amazing too. A very rare opportunity to buy a Ferrari lookalike at the tenth of the cost of the real car.
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION. THE CAR WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE SALE BY THE VENDOR.
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