By Dean Larson

Photos: Seller, Craigslist

This classified ad has me frustrated, borderline angry. Aside from the erroneous title (“Ferarri Outrageous Replica”), it has some the worst photos I’ve seen. Okay, that’s a lie, they’re bad, but I think it’s more that this is one of the coolest projects we’ve seen on Craigslist lately complimented by horrendous vertical photos. (By the way, I've cropped them a bit to fit the site better, but it hasn't helped much.) The project car in question is a Race Car Replicas (RCR) Ferrari 330 P4 replica, and it’s selling at a significant discount if you’re willing to get your hands dirty.

Aside from being unquestionably one of the most attractive race cars ever built, Ferrari’s 330 P4 was a successful endurance racer, wining the 1,000 km of Monza, placing 1-2-3 in a photo-finish at the 24 Hours of Daytona and finishing 2nd and 3rd at Le Mans in ’67. Only four 330s were ever built with the P4 V12 engine, which featured Lucas mechanical fuel injection and a revised three-valve cylinder head.

Don’t bother looking for a value on one of these original cars, as you won’t find an entry on Hagerty’s price guide, and any auction listings will likely say “price estimate available on request.” It’s likely one of those things where if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it.

The real bummer is that even the P4 replicas are expensive. An exacting Norwood P4 will run you $600,000 to $800,000, and lesser replicas can still get $80,000 and up. If you’re the DIY type, Race Car Replicas offers an aluminum monocoque-based P4 kit that can be had for $30,000 to $50,000 depending on spec. But this partially completed RCR P4 on Craigslist is also worth considering, as much of the groundwork has already been completed, and you’re getting a lot of extras for the same $50,000.

In addition to everything in the Deluxe Plus package, the seller opted for the pricey ($3,000) billet aluminum P4 replica wheels with Avon tires, and the six-point FIA/SCCA/NASA-approved roll cage. From there, they purchased a Porsche six-speed transaxle and new GM LS7 engine. The engine has been dressed up with an exotic cross-ram fuel injection intake, and the seller has a clutch, engine control module, remote water pump, stainless-steel headers and full wiring harness to go along with.

Shooting from the hip, there has to be $20,000 to $30,000 in additional extras that we can see, and the seller states that he has over $100,000 into the project. All that’s included in this deal, for roughly the same price as RCR’s Deluxe Plus kit. So if you’re in the market for an exotic project, go buy this — and take better photos of it for us, dammit.

See the seller's ad here on Dallas Craigslist.