2000 Tribute 250SWB Coupe 1960s Style Replica GT BMW Aston For Sale
Tribute 250SWB Coupe 1960s Style Ferrrrarrri Replica GT Farrari Aston BMW Z3
The real deal would be £1.5 million!! Grab yourself the nearest thing for a fraction of the cost!
The Tribute Automotive 250SWB Coupe is a modern take on a classic design – it’s a fantastic evocation of 1960s Coupe supercars – with styling cues from Ferrari, Aston Martin, Pininfarina, Zagato etc.
The kit is based around modern BMW running gear/chassis, and because of these modern underpinnings it makes it a much more usable classic than the cars it seeks to emulate. It retains all of its modern refinements - a proper heater traction control and ABS etc whilst still feeling very authentic to drive.
When embarking on the build, a great deal of time was taken to find the best condition donor car possible - after viewing several cars, the owner settled on an incredibly original and well-kept car, which had just had all of the usual Z3 issues sorted. A quick look on the internet will show that this car is priced very competitively compared to some, which are listed at over twice the price. This means that the new owner still has plenty of room to further tinker with the car and really make it their own, should they wish!
Before the donor car was stripped, a few hundred miles were covered to ensure there were no mechanical issues with the car and that all was well
Hundreds of hours have been spent building this car to a really nice standard there are still a few small jobs that are required like bonnet struts and some interior trim could be improved
The bodywork has been fitted to good level, and the car has been painted professionally in a met grey which looks fantastic in the flesh. The panel gaps are very good for a car of this type, and the doors still shut very well
The wheels are jag spinners and are shod with a full set of new tyres. They look simply fantastic! They have a wonderful dish, and the offsets are right – very DB4!
The BMW engine is excellent mechanically and appears to use no excess oil or water. It goes very well indeed, and pulls like a train – this being one of the later facelift Z3s means the cars had a lot of the earlier production issues sorted. Its exhaust is quite loud as the owner wanted to create a truly usable and sporty car. Give it the beans and it really does howl! If you wanted to go quieter this could / would be an easy job for any custom exhaust fitter. It drives very nicely, with a direct gear change, light clutch and, of course, power steering.
In preparation for sale, the car has had an MOT (free of advisories, and you’ll note that the rest of the MOT history is very clean!), and is in the tax class for a standard BMW Z3 The V5 document has been correctly registered, and now reads ‘Tribute' – something that a lot of builders fail to do and it can become a big issue with insurance and legality! There is plenty of history from before the conversion, and the car has only covered a few hundred miles since the rebuild so everything still feels very fresh. A period registration plate would finish this car off very nicely, the owner has decided to retain the plate he was going to fit, so the car has reverted to its ‘original’ registration.
Don’t be fooled by the relatively cheap cost of the main components of the basic kit – the time, work and cost of all of the other bits means that to build a car to a good standard is not cheap – or at all easy!!!
Please take your time looking through the photos – I am not trying to hide anything from prospective buyers, like the vast majority of people on eBay these days. Just check my feedback, and you’ll see that I’m a completely honest seller. Do remember that there is no substitute for coming to see the car yourself.
I strongly recommend viewing the car if you plan to buy. I've described it as well as I can. It is sold as seen with no warranty because of its age, and it must be inspected before you hand over any money. All funds must be cleared before the car can be taken away. UK BIDDERS ONLY, PLEASE!
The car must be collected from us 20 miles north of Manchester If you have ANY questions – please ask them BEFORE buying.
I can potentially arrange delivery at extra cost
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