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    Stratosferica

    Maybe you have heard or readed in last kitcar magazine about this nice and interesting body kit for Alfa 4 C by Boldrin company in Italy, also famous with their 037 replicas

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    What do you think about it?!
    Personally I like pretty much this Alitalia liveried
    car!

    https://www.boldrinauto.it/stratosferica/
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    Re: Stratosferica

    I like it, but at 30K plus for the donor and guessing 15plus for the kit+paint+wheels etc it's quite pricy.

    Im sure it looks and sounds great in the flesh.

    Tom.

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    Re: Stratosferica

    It wouldn’t last 5 minutes in France with all the speed bumps. Nor in the Uk thinking about it.

    Not my cup of tea thank you!

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    Re: Stratosferica

    Quote Originally Posted by tomsredstratos View Post
    I like it, but at 30K plus for the donor and guessing 15plus for the kit+paint+wheels etc it's quite pricy.

    Im sure it looks and sounds great in the flesh.

    Tom.
    More like £30k for a 4c, unless you buy a written off one.

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    Re: Stratosferica

    Headlight modification is an improvement over the standard 4C (not difficult), but I'm not a fan of the "letter box" opening in the front air dam

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    Re: Stratosferica

    I saw this in the latest CKC mag - but I'd sooner have the 4C thanks ....!
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    Re: Stratosferica

    As an "in the spirit of..." kit it's quite nice, not to mention clever, but it's gonna be expensive with the price of 4C's being what they are. How much do we think, £40K completed, minimum? I think anyone with that much to spend would want a "proper" Stratos replica (or a used 911 or Cayman or something like that), and actually what's wrong with a 4C as it is (looks-wise)? If it was like those Z3-based 250SWBs where the donor's a few grand and the whole shebang comes in under £20K, maybe, cos it's a bit of a laugh, but basing something like that on a 4C is shooting yourself in the foot.

    Now if it was a visually-accurate body-panel swap, THEN you'd be talking....modern mechanicals, carbon tub, no IVA....don't forget to put some money aside to fix the steering and suspension geo issues though!

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    Re: Stratosferica

    By the way - is Stephan from Holland reading this string? How is your 4C Lister Bell coming along? I recall Stephan had bought a 4C write-off and was using the engine and transmission in an LB.
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    Re: Stratosferica

    Thanks everyone for your comments...for sure it’s probably pricy and certainly much more than a Stratos rep
    But I find still interesting this kind of « artwork » around Stratos evocation especially with an Alfa donor car and probably Stephan’s car will be a very interesting build!
    At the moment I’m thinking for one Alfa Spider with 3.2 V6 as a daily car for sunny days, sometimes there are nice used one with low mileage for sale...

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    Re: Stratosferica

    Quote Originally Posted by Stradale493 View Post
    Headlight modification is an improvement over the standard 4C (not difficult), but I'm not a fan of the "letter box" opening in the front air dam
    I think both the front end detailing (intake and lower lights) could be made more sympathetic to the original Stratos and likewise with the boot spoiler. This interpretation is very vertical and slab shaped from the rear.
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    Its an interesting concept and with some more careful styling could have been more akin to the New Stratos but with a much more favourable price tag?
    "You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead"
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