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Autotrader Find: Replica Ferrari From ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Today’s Autotrader Find isn’t just a cool replica of an old Ferrari, but it’s a prop from the 2019 film “Ford v Ferrari.” It’s titled as a 1987 Mazda RX-7. But on the outside, it’s a Hollywood-quality replica of a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Speciale.

Considering that authentic Ferrari race cars from this era go for tens of millions of dollars on the auction block, the asking price of $150,000 for this replica is a real bargain.

Not a Mazda or a Ferrari

This car really doesn’t have much in common with an RX-7, neither aesthetically nor mechanically. It employs a custom Cobra chassis that was designed to fit this Ferrari replica body. Rather than the V12 that powered the real GTB, power comes from a Ford 5.0-liter V8 crate engine linked to a 5-speed transmission.

The interior amenities are pretty limited since this is a movie prop of a 1960s race car. There’s one seat, a few simple gauges, a full roll cage, and little else. Adding a second seat would add some practicality to this Ferrari replica, but this probably isn’t a car you’re buying for practical purposes.

Street Legal

The fact that it’s titled as a Mazda RX-7 means you could actually register this car. You could put a license plate on it and drive it on the street. That means that in theory, you could daily drive something that looks like a 1966 Le Mans-ready Ferrari racecar, but with a fraction of the value and with a low-maintenance Ford V8.

This movie star is available for sale at Exotic World Motor Cars in Addison, Texas, with the aforementioned asking price of $150k. Whether you’re looking for an addition to a collection, a new project, or just something unique to drive around, you won’t see anything else on the road quite like this faux Ferrari. Find a Mazda RX-7 for sale

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More

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