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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by sean67854, Nov 13, 2012.
Totally agree with this. Hell...most of the work was outsourced.
I agree this car has not been interesting. As for it not being original, that is what those guys do. They are always mixing and matching what they want. Not going for original condition.
When it comes to the color....I'd find a buyer FIRST and ask THEM what color they wanted. A lot of F40 buyers are purists and would want the factory red.
Dennis was obviously getting the car from the beginning.
That's what I've been thinking. The buy was scripted and he already bought/owned the car and was going to have the Ferrari shop do the repair work and Gas Monkey was just worked in for dramatic effect.
I agree with the above, the end of the F40 story felt very scrypted, the car looked great, not sure it was $900K great, but still pretty cool.
Just watched the part 2 and totally agree. Disappointing
Certification process was glossed over (not mentioned). Repair was massive hack job.
Yeah...another dissapointment. They BRIEFLY mentioned during the 20 second wrap up that they got it within 1 mm of spec but that was it. I still don't know what that certification really means.
All I know is those are the ugliest replacement headlights I've seen!
I'm hoping that this Ferrari crap was just a season finale/premier thing and they will get back to what they do best, next episode.
It means Dennis gets a cheap Ferrari.
Yes, when they showed the front of the car that is the first thing I thought of too. yuck.
I just want to know why these guys keep taking things to auction. He never gets what he's expecting. So either his original number is BS, or auctions are a bad bet. My guess is that it's a little bit of both. But if a car is worth 100K, and it goes for 50K, I don't think it really was worth 100K to begin with...
When they do the wrap at the end of each show they also fail to note the costs of selling a car at auction.
For example, at Barrett-Jackson:
WHAT DOES IT COST TO SELL MY CAR?
To sell a vehicle at Barrett-Jackson, the Consignor is responsible for an entry fee as well as a Seller's commission of 8% of the hammer price for No Reserve consignments or 10% of the hammer price for Reserve consignments. The entry fee is determined by day and time of your Lot entry and includes tent space.
They also don't count any labor costs at their shop. I think they barely broken even on the Porsche after labor and auction costs.
Sometimes they do.
They'll say it cost $$XX dollars for parts and labor, but they say it so fast sometimes it's hard to hear what they said,
You can ask anything you want, getting someone to pay it is the real trick. Discovery pays some $ for being on the show, I wonder how much that is?
I did not know this, but it sure explains a couple of my labor bills.
Yes, that's how it's done. When I had a clutch in my TSX replaced, it takes 16 hours of labor - 2 people for 8 hours to pull the engine, replace the clutch and then replace the works. $1600 for labor and $900 in parts. Read on a bunch of forums that seemed to be the standard replacement cost.
I caught this show for the first time over the weekend. Watched a two part episode where they rebuilt a Shelby Mustang. I really enjoyed this show. I think I need to go back to the first episode and catch up. Is there anywhere online that past episodes can be streamed? If not, I'll see if I can find the show on usenet.