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Old 14th August 2013, 21:51   #1
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Default Two Ferrari-faking workshops busted in Spain

A gang producing fake luxury cars has run into a police roadblock in Spain.

Authorities seized 17 fake Ferrari 458 Italias and F430s along with two imitation Aston Martins when they raided workshops in Valencia and Madrid.

Eight people were arrested in relation to the case, which was tipped off to police by a Ferrari representative in Spain.

According to Spanish police, the gang set about producing their vehicles by adding homemade fibre glass panels to cheap 'bases' of other cars.

By doing so, they managed to create copies of top-of-the-range vehicles like Ferraris and Aston Martins.

When they couldn't produce the piece themselves, the gang shipped in genuine panels from England or even from the Ferrari factory in Maranello Italy.

Automobiles were offered through two Web pages for around 40,000.

Video Link : http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/vide...supercar-fakes
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Really interesting to see those fakes, if only they had worked in opening a shop Like West Coast Customs they would be making in good money modifying rather then making fakes!

Sad to see talent go to waste
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Wow !! The finishing looked neat. The interiors looked super cramped (may be because of smaller chassis of other cars). But overall, good replicas.
Like Diamond_dawg says above, they could have legally opened up a mods shop and could be earning well. Sad to see talent wasted.
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Ha ha! So it is not only the wicked Chinese fakers then! It is also the 'more broke' Europeans as well! The wheel is indeed coming full circle!
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Wait. Does this mean that the people who bought their cars actually thought they were getting the real deal? How daft must a person be to fall for this??
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Nice work in terms of fit and finish.
They were in wrong country!

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Wait. Does this mean that the people who bought their cars actually thought they were getting the real deal? How daft must a person be to fall for this??
As per the article clients of the gang knew they were buying rip-offs.
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I am not understanding this, if the people buying these car knew what they were buying and the people legally bought the old car, then why police is after them and what case do they have.
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I am not understanding this, if the people buying these car knew what they were buying and the people legally bought the old car, then why police is after them and what case do they have.
For number of reasons like mfr cars which have not been given safety license from the government, # 2 for violating the design patents and copying several marquee manufacturers, #3 for tax evasion. I am sure they can be charged with lot more, these are just my guesses.
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