Osterizer
Osterizer HalfDork
12/21/08 3:21 p.m.

Some of your holier than thou grassroots types better not click this, or you'll surely get an aneurysm.

This is, though, an excellent example that grassroots is more a state of mind than a state of money:

The world's first grassroots Enzo...

Goldmember
Goldmember New Reader
12/21/08 3:50 p.m.

Really cool story. I remember when Eddie stuffed it. In part to promote a horrible movie that I had the displeasure of viewing a few minutes of recently.

I'll second that it's Grassroots. Those Italian uppities have nothing on a quality, well run race shop in the States

Twin_Cam
Twin_Cam Dork
12/21/08 6:11 p.m.

Nice. While I would still love to see a much cheaper car outrun it (it can probably be done), it is grassroots in it's own way.

And the stories about dealing with snobby Ferrari purists are not surprising

GRM1964
GRM1964 New Reader
12/21/08 7:54 p.m.

I think the eBay ad is misleading, it doesn't mention anything about the damage or repair.

BBC

MikeSVO
MikeSVO New Reader
12/21/08 7:57 p.m.

^^^ Agreed.

Kendall_Jones
Kendall_Jones New Reader
12/21/08 8:07 p.m.

What was the purchase price? He bought a wrecked enzo for ~$500K(?), put $70K in parts on it (plus labor), and sells it for $1mil?

This is a grassroots job at a factor of 1000X :)

KJ

atlantamx3
atlantamx3 Dork
12/21/08 8:13 p.m.

Ordering parts from Ferrari to fix a million dollar supercar?

not Grassroots, IMHO. Sorry.

On a side note, I CANNOT believe how SMALL that car is!!

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
12/21/08 8:56 p.m.

I am pretty sure that Ferraris are assembled by angels, with magical tools and pixie dust.

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 HalfDork
12/21/08 9:08 p.m.

That's pretty darn cool article. If I ever win the lottery I ain't buying no Ferrari just because of the uptites and snobbies that believe Ferrari is the elite supercar manufacturer. I prefer that other Italian supercar manufacturer that makes tractors....now thats grassroots.

MitchellC
MitchellC Reader
12/21/08 10:48 p.m.

I think "grassroots supercar" means buying a Koenigsegg and replacing the decals with the prancing moose.

Or a Mosler, Ultima GTR, Noble, etc.

1slowcrx
1slowcrx Reader
12/21/08 11:08 p.m.

I'm of the opinion that grassroots is being frugal with money and do so much more with it then the average person.

i.e. minardi F1 team. I remember reading were they were using cast off brake rotors from Ferrari. Now that's grass roots. The Nascrap team I worked for in high school (MacDonald Motors Sports) was very grassroots, they had less then 5 full time employees and pulled people standing around the track to fill out the pit crew at races. they finished 14th in the truck series points that year too. Also very grassroots.

Osterizer
Osterizer HalfDork
12/21/08 11:11 p.m.
atlantamx3 wrote: Ordering parts from Ferrari to fix a million dollar supercar? not Grassroots, IMHO. Sorry.

Yeah, well, the local pick n' pull was all out of Enzo subframes, yo.

gamby
gamby SuperDork
12/22/08 12:27 a.m.
Osterizer wrote: The world's first grassroots Enzo...

EPIC. Great read.

That dude is a superhero.

stirpicult
stirpicult New Reader
12/22/08 12:29 a.m.
GRM1964 wrote: I think the eBay ad is misleading, it doesn't mention anything about the damage or repair. BBC

right, but it does say quite plainly:

This car has an interesting movie star history, which we'll share with serious potential buyers who inquire about the details; if you wish to bid on this car, you must call us first.

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie Reader
12/22/08 9:23 a.m.
Osterizer wrote:
atlantamx3 wrote: Ordering parts from Ferrari to fix a million dollar supercar? not Grassroots, IMHO. Sorry.

Yeah, well, the local pick n' pull was all out of Enzo subframes, yo.

There has got to be a pick n' pull near Beverly Hills or West Palm Beach that has that kind of stuff.

miatame2
miatame2 New Reader
12/22/08 12:08 p.m.
GRM1964 wrote: I think the eBay ad is misleading, it doesn't mention anything about the damage or repair. BBC

You can't even bid on the car until they tell you its "checkered" (yes I mean racing AND crashing) past.

I love guys that can wad through the thick BS and get to the core of the matter. I hate snobs and internet know-it-alls. The Enzo is an amazing racecar that can unfortunately only be purchased by rich snobs that have no desire to ever race it. This guy obviously wants the car to end up as a race car again...that and a repaired Enzo won't appreciate quite like an original.

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