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I’d Pay To See This Prank Played Out: COTD

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So many classic cars are beyond the means of many Americans today. Thankfully, one way to get something like your classic dream car would be to buy a kit build. Many kit cars and replicas are scaled-down versions of the real deal. A real Bentley Blower can cost you millions of dollars, but an 85 percent scale replica is closer to $110,000. A real hot rod based on a 1932 Ford can cost you a small fortune, but you can get a 3/4-scale version for a fraction of that. But there can be some shenanigans afoot.

I’m not going to lie, I would pay to watch a prank put on by Sid Bridge:

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I wanna buy that Ford, find someone who owns the full-scale version and swap the cars when he’s not looking. Then I’m gonna snatch his iPhone and replace it with an iPad. Then I’m going to watch as he spends the whole day trying to figure out what size he is.

Earlier today, Lewin pointed out that the Lexus NX has a little detachable mirror in its center console. Now, I think this mirror is super handy. I hate doing makeup in car mirrors, so I usually pull a mirror out of my purse for the job. It would be cool (though not game-changing) to have a removable car mirror like the one the NX has. Well, I suppose you could use it for other purposes, like snorting a line of coke Pixy Stix so you can stay awake, as pointed out by Rusty S Trusty:

You’re driving a Lexus NX. You have to stay awake somehow.

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Finally, Thomas points out that you can buy a Maserati GranTurismo for about the price of a new Nissan Altima. That sounds enticing, but this might be one of those weird cases where the Nissan is the more reliable car. Nsane In The MembraNe gives us a hilarious Maserati owner hypothetical, but honestly you could apply it to any sketchy car, like a Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI:

These always tempt me. That V8 is a work of art and a genuinely exotic experience. I’ve heard it at full return to monke before and it’s an absolute delight for the senses. We are literally never going to get cars like this again either, so I get the desire to scoop one up while you can, especially at what’s “fuck it” money for the well off and doable money for most of us.

But don’t. Please don’t. If you need to avert your gaze go read some Maserati message boards. It’s a tale as old as time and the cycle is as follows:

1). I got my dream car and I can’t believe how cheap it was!

2). I am absolutely smitten, this thing is an aphrodisiac.

3). Does anyone know a good indie mechanic that’ll work on these? The Maserati dealership quoted me $11,000…

4). The indie mechanic quoted me $8,000. I can eat this cost but I’m going to be in rough shape for the next few weeks…

5). Selling my Maserati, $35,000 no low ballers, I know what I got!

6). Selling my Maserati, $30,000 OBO.

7). I sold my Maserati for $20,000. I’ve sunk $30,000 into this car and my partner left me.

8). How a Maserati ruined my life

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Sklooner
Sklooner
1 month ago

When my dad was in the Congo with the UN he said how much weight he lost, mom went and took all his pants in 4″ without telling him and he somehow thought he had gained weight. Also at work we found that one annoying coworkers desk had adjustable feet so we raised it about 5 inches over a month

Dennis Ames
Dennis Ames
1 month ago
Reply to  Sklooner

This is like the joke:
A man buys a new car, and tells everyone at work what great gas mileage he’s getting. His co workers start adding gas to his car, and he’s bragging “I’m getting 70 MPG now” what a car! When he takes it to the shop of a tune up, his co workers are siphoning gas out of the tank, and he’s screaming at the dealer cause he’s getting 11MPG now.

Sklooner
Sklooner
1 month ago
Reply to  Dennis Ames

Uncle did this to his brother in law or so he claims

BentleyBoy
BentleyBoy
1 month ago

LOVE the baby Bently!

Andy Farrell
Andy Farrell
1 month ago

You might be able to do 185 in your Maserati, but not for long. Either it breaks or you lose your license.

Jb996
Jb996
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy Farrell

And you’ll lose your license. And then you won’t drive.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jb996
W124
W124
1 month ago

Where I’m from it used to be kinda popular to make AC Cobra replicas with mechanicals from Ford Taunus (a V6 with RWD and a solid rear axle). I’ve dreamt that when I win in a lottery, I’d build a Ford Taunus replica using AC Cobra mechanicals.

Toecutter
Toecutter
1 month ago

On the subject of scale model cars, I’d like Factory Five to make a Shelby Daytona coupe replica, except to 5/6 scale.

As far as that Maserati goes, it weighs as much as a Silverado from the same era. Hard pass, and total crack pipe to boot.

EXP_Scarred
EXP_Scarred
1 month ago
Reply to  Toecutter

A Shelby Daytona at 5/6 scale? Are you sure you don’t mean 6/5 (or 8/6) scale?

Toecutter
Toecutter
1 month ago
Reply to  EXP_Scarred

I want it smaller, for reduced mass and reduced frontal area.

Geekycop .
Geekycop .
1 month ago
Reply to  Toecutter

Having just built a gen 3 type 65, normal sized people already struggle getting in and out of the gen 3 car(gen 2 is worse), so I’m not sure that making it smaller would be beneficial at least on that front. Also the size it is now means an oem jaguar xjs windshield fits so less custom glass so you can actually drive the thing.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
1 month ago

LEAVE SOCIETY, MAS-ERATI

LEAVE SOCIETY, MAS-ERATI

LEAVE SOCIETY, MAS-ERATI

LEAVE SOCIETY, MAS-ERATI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4LZBYqHYcQ

(cool, thanks, it was about time I had Viagra Boys stuck in my head)

Nsane In The MembraNe
Nsane In The MembraNe
1 month ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

Love the Viagras. They’re pretty big but somehow still feel underrated to me. I think I just like punk with unconventional instrumentation in general. I’ve seen Gogol Bordello live a few times and they’re a hoot. I’m not sure if you’d necessarily put them under the same umbrella but Man Man is super fun as well.

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