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|From: Matt Boyd (ferrari308drivergmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2020 05:47:00 -0700 (PDT)|
I won't speak to the Porsche at all, but will speak to the matching numbers.
I have no justification for what I'll say, it's just personal preference, but for me if someone were trying to sell me a Ferrari or Rolls-Royce/etc that had a transplanted Chevy V8, I would not like that car as much. The engine doesn't match.
Take that one notch down, and if someone were to offer me one of those cars with a more modern version of the same manufacturer's engine, I'd still be put off a bit. I might get excited if, for example, someone put a Daytona motor in a Ferrari 308, but generally I would rather have the right type of motor in the car instead of a replacement.
Take that yet another notch down, I'd prefer to have the motor that was put in my car still in my car. If someone were selling me a car that had the proper type motor in it, but it was from a donor car because something had happened to the original motor, I might be ok with that but I'd vastly prefer that the original motor were in my car. Why? I don't know, it just sits better with me. I like everything to be as it was when original.
In my 57 Chevy, when I retored it I took out the 2 bbl carb and replaced with a 4 bbl, but later I changed my mind and put the 2 bbl with oil bath air cleaner back on it. On my 39 Rolls, I reluctantly went from points to a Pertronix electronic ignition, but I paid the guy helping do the conversion extra $$ to make it fully reversible without having to pull the distributors out. I still carry my points plates with me and could literally do the switch on the side of the road if an ignition module went out. I bought an overdrive unit for my Rolls that I can -- in a weekend -- take back out (I still have the original driveshaft). On my 308, I could buy a replacement 308 motor for less than the cost of a rebuild, but I'm holding out and saving $$ for a rebuild because I want to put that motor back in.
That said, I still have in the back of my mind dropping the right Euro 328 motor into my car, maybe upgrading ignition systems, upgrading the climate control, etc. to make it a bit more usable, etc.
People have competing preferences and priorities, it's not black and white.
'85 euro 308
On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 8:28 AM Clarence Romero Jr. <clyderomerof4 [at] gmail.com> wrote:
_________________________________________________________________Ok so those of you on the list who know me or don’t know and have knowledgeable factsWhy is this car priced so high?It has no a/c, it would be crushed in a light accident, no abs, no power to speak ofI know I must be missing something hereSo educate me pleaseTo me the car is a Chevy cosworth Vega,And one more thingWhat’s with matching numbers?What’s the fascination with that?I am all earsHave a good Labor Day weekendLooking forward to the answers guysBecause I’ve been around cars a long time and when I buy one I just want it to work!https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-porsche-356sc-coupe-10/RF4-4EVRScars are Tattoos with better stories !If you have no enemies, you have no character !Clyde RomeroConfidentiality Notice: This e-mail ( including attachments ) is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U. S. C., Sections 2510-2521, and is intended only for the persons or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain confidential or privileged material. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, dissemination, copying, forwarding or distribution is prohibited.This email transmission, and any documents, files or previous email messages attached to it, may contain confidential information that is priviledged. If you are not the intended recipient, or a person responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the information containes in or attached to this message is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately notify us by reply e-mail at Clyderomerof4 [at] gmail.com or by telephone at (678 6419932)and destroy the original transmission and its attachments without reading them or saving them to disk.
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