A (best left) forgotten Ferrari

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You know, there are a lot of kits of weird cars out there, and those are the ones I like best. Sure, there are more stylish cars, but I like the things off the beaten path, so to speak. That’s why, if you told me I’d buy a Ferrari kit, I’d have laughed.

Well, look who’s laughing now! Check out my out of box review for the absolutely bizarre the Ferrari 308 GT Rainbow!. This is really proof that the 70’s were just really all about bad ideas.

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Whoa! I love it. I gotta get me one of those.

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I have that one. Curbside kit to say the least!!

Looks like it may also have been designed for motor, and

maybe headlights!

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Dear Mr Gandini

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Want to see a Built one??

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Never have seen or knew that car even existed. Curious to see it built.

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Your command is my Wish.

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Fascinating...I'd seen pics of the 1:1, didn't know it was kitted. The kit seems to be inaccurate as far as some details like the side windows...

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Never saw that one before.

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It looks like a Fiat X19.

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I think I just threw up a little in my mouth! The styling is positively wretched.

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Looks like something I drew in the 4th grade, only worse.

Cool review though - I appreciate the style.

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Looks a bit like a Lotus Esprit done exactly wrong.

I see a bit of the Fiat too, only it works on the Fiat.

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Fascinating...I'd seen pics of the 1:1, didn't know it was kitted. The kit seems to be inaccurate as far as some details like the side windows...

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The proportions of the body seem way off on the kit. The original is a striking, if not especially pretty, example of 70s Italian design. The kit doesn't do it justice.

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That is one of the ugliest cars I have ever seen. Anyone that would do that to a Ferrari would drink their own bath water.

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Looks like an armoured car, to me.

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Kinda looks like a stretched out Fiero.

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Does look like an X19...on some really bad steroids. :D Wait,Fiat owns Ferrari don't they? If so they should have kept their designers out of the studio.

Edited by 58 Impala

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So if a Fiero and a Delorean had a baby...

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Look at the car again and then think Death Race/Post Apoc, and suddenly the build possibilities open up. I would build this in a NY minute.

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Man, now that's some great reaction!

I see what you mean, jaymcminn about the proportionning. It is a bit off, and the MPC if far fuglier than the real thing. Of course, that's not saying much, since, the real think is some kind of cruel joke. I think it looks like a weird shoe mated with a doorstopper, myself.

Your'e right about the Death Race idea, Jantrix; as I said in my review, it would make an awesome flying car, too.

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Looks a bit like a Lotus Esprit done exactly wrong.

I see a bit of the Fiat too, only it works on the Fiat.

Spot on on both comments! A truly awful styling exercise. There is one of these kits on evilbay now.

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Look at the car again and then think Death Race/Post Apoc, and suddenly the build possibilities open up. I would build this in a NY minute.

I was thinking the same thing... <_<

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Anyone who has this model and does not like it, I will take it!!

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Must get one!

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