McBurnie Corvette: 1973 Ferrari Daytona Replica

DT E-i-C Vince: This next feature is a  1973 Ferrari Daytona Replica is offered for $17,500 in Merritt Island, FL via craigslist.  The following are a few words of wisdom from tipper Doctodel. 

Ohhhh, this SO needs to happen! Push up your linen sleeves, tuck the
pink tee into your Sansabelts and ignore the funk emanating from your
sockless Bally slip-ons, pal. This repro Daytona has “purposely ironic
80s throwback schlock” in spades…or keys-your choice.

When Crockett’s 365 was converted from potential into thermal energy in a
spectacular display of entropy oh-so-many seasons ago, the masses
huddled around their living room CRTs collectively gasped with the
horror only the uninformed could muster: “Did you just see what they did
to that Ferrari?!? That thing’s-like-a MILLION DOLLARS!!” Ah, but you
and I knew that car’s convenient secret and we all smiled knowingly at
school on Monday,
when we shined our impressive automotive intellect to a luster for our
15 minutes of popularity that month, putting all of those schoolmate
Neanderthals in their place when we confidently (smugly?) explained that
Crockett’s “Ferrari” was actually a Corvette with a thorough
application of Miami’s finest cosmetic surgery. Oh, the looks on their
faces! Incredulity, skepticism, outright hostility didn’t phase us for,
alas, we were Car Guy, and Car Guy Knows Car Stuff. Boy and girl Miami
Vice fans alike all listened to you prove your bona fides by quoting the
issue of C&D that you gleaned your information from.

And although
she wouldn’t have known Peter Egan from PJ O’Rourke, that girl with the
pageboy looked-actually looked!-at you right in the eye for just a half
tick before she made her way back to her friends and the boys’
conversation returned to (City)(Team) football discussion that you had
only superficial knowledge of. And you were on top of the world for the
rest of that day, basking in the warm glow of that lingering glance,
made possible by your love of four wheeled exotica.

Maybe I’m remembering this wrong. Hmm.

As for this car, it seems to me that 100% of the fun with these is
rocking the repro on purpose, with zero intention of even attempting to
pass it off as the real deal. Best case: offer the seller 10k and fly
into MIA for a long weekend. Miami and all its plastic pomposity is the
best venue in the world to floss in this thing, if only for idling up
and down Ocean Ave and Lincoln Road; maybe take a few long exposure
nighttime shots of you and your companion leaned up against the fender
while parked on the shoulder of the MacAuthor Causeway; valet it at the
Delano; give exotic strangers rides three deep in the passenger
seat..and then sell it for what you bought it for. Sonny’s “Daytona” was
disposable; this one should be, too.

DT: Thanks for the link Doctordel, can I stay at your place when I pick this thing up?  Got a spare white suit I can borrow?