Monday, February 24, 2020

A Fiero By Any Other Name: 1985 Ferrari Kit Car by Corson Motors

It seems that many of the Porsche 365 Speedster replicas floating around on the street are of a quality to be almost indistinguishable from the real deal by anyone except a real Poooooooorsche aficionado. I'm not that guy, so I'm probably wrong half the time when I see a 365 convertible or a kit version...but the same doesn't go for a Ferrari kit car.  There is something about Ferrari kit cars that makes them instantly identified as a kit car...perhaps it is because the real Porsche 356 was just a re-bodied Beetle, so if you start with a Beetle it doesn't take much to get to a 356...but if you start with a Fiero, you've got a lotta time to get it to an Italian built Ferrari.  Find this 1985 Ferrari Kit Car by Corson Motors offered for $14,995 in Daytona Beach, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1985 Ferrari BB512
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders

drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 50000

paint color: red
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
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I have a really Nice Ferrari BB512 Reproduction car Built by Corson Motors. They were actually sued by Ferrari and forced to stop making them and also destroy all the molds. This one has the Very Desireable Chevy V8 Ram induction motor and the Getrag 5 Speed manual transmission with a Gated Shifter just like a Real Ferrari ! Car has a nice Sunroof that opens or you can take it off. It has a Brand New Clutch and components,I have reciepts for the clutch etc. Car runs,drives and handles great.Has Custom made interior and Exhaust. Built on a 1985 Fiero Chassis. It also comes with some extra parts,gears for headlites,front directional Plexi etc. The car is insurable as a Collectible car and is very cheap per year. I will give you the ins. info if you buy the car. 

 See a better way to fake it till ya make it?


  1. Fleetwood T. BroughamFebruary 24, 2020 at 2:48 PM

    In sticking with the knockoff theme, was this endorsed by Johnny Corson?

  2. C'mon guys it's not THAT bad.

    This, now this is B-A-D:

  3. Just like a real Ferrari? You mean a REAL FERRARI?!?

    I am sold.

    Seriously, though. I’d rock this.

    1. Holy Shiite. I just realized that this is in Daytona (of course it’s in FL) and I’ll be there in a couple weeks for my son’s band competition...

      Should I?

    2. Two cars in two weeks. You must be (a) single, or (b) hoping to be single soon!!

      But yes, I'd say this is a winner.

    3. Doctor Del,

      We're in the Space Coast (just a few miles south). Space X just rescheduled their Falcon 9 launch to March 11.

      You could come take a look at one of only 247 Meras ever built. I'm in the process of getting title transferred from California.

      -Stan (yeah...*that* Stan....)

      PS Looks a lot like this one, but sunroof instead of T-top:

      1988 Fiero Mera

  4. The V8 helps. Just take off all the ferrari badging and replace it with something fun (fugazzi?) so people laugh with you and not at you.


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