Ferrari F355  |  Spotted in Canterbury, New Zealand

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Ferrari F355 spotted in Canterbury, New Zealand

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    Canterbury, New Zealand
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    This is a photo taken by my classmates Dad's friend who lives in Rangiora. He had taken this photo of his two cars which are as pictured a Ferrari F355 Berlinetta and a McLaren M6GTR which is the only one in NZ which was driven by Bruce McLaren. My mates Dad's friend bought this in 1987 and has had it ever since. This is an incredibly rare combo for NZ because of that McLaren M6 GTR.
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    21Luke21
  • Date spotted
    08/18/15
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Comments (26 total)
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Nice!! And I'm not too sure to be honest with you, think he lives in a rather expensive area. Lives in a rather large house on a street with not too many other houses I believe, but I don't know the exact street.
Posted:  01/19/2016 01:23:26
 
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I meant to type Rangiora, not Reniora haha. I have no clue where I got Reniora from...
Posted:  01/18/2016 21:23:02
 
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Yeah I looked it up, you're right. I made a tiny little spelling error there, thanks for the info!
Posted:  09/21/2015 23:25:39
 
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Thank you very much Aussiespotter!!
Posted:  09/21/2015 07:35:22
 
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Gave u a well deserved 50 great spot
Posted:  09/21/2015 07:29:29
 
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Thanks for the information Hairyspotter. I didn't know any of that haha. Wow... They misspelled McLaren... Common Rookie Mistake! Haha. And it sucks that Denny Hulme died! That Hulme Supercar looks sick! I'd love to spot one.
Posted:  09/21/2015 07:19:42
 
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Just an update for Lamborarri - it would've been Denny (not Danny) Hulme, a well-known driver who raced in Formula 1 in the '60's in Europe.
He died of a heart attack while driving in the 1992 Bathurst race in Australia. He was on Conrod Straight, the fastest part of the track, and slowly veered off and scraped the wall not that hard at all. Taken by chopper to hospital but if I recall correctly was DOA.
Posted:  09/21/2015 07:17:39
 
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Official LTSA info, although they've mis-spelled McLaren as MacLaren.


Year: 1987
Make: CUSTOMBUILT
Model: MACLAREN SPECIAL
Colour: Orange
Body Style: Sports Car
VIN: 7A842XX0707982653
Plate: EKE637
Engine No: 19087
Chassis: 19087
Vehicle Type: Passenger Car/Van
Body Style: Sports Car
Seats: 2
CC rating: 2,000cc
Fuel Type: Petrol
Assembly Type: Unknown
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Reported Stolen? No.
Estimated Current Odometer: 10,348
Last Odometer Reading: 10,348 on 2011-Nov-07
Posted:  09/21/2015 07:11:48
 
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Thanks Missoni1! What would you choose out of this combo? I'd take the M6GTR for rarity and weekend use! I'd still take the F355 as a daily driver though!
Posted:  09/21/2015 07:03:10
 
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cool combo... I like
Posted:  09/21/2015 06:30:09
 
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Thanks imola_be. Yes, fine replicas are incredibly rare too. I believe this is a replica using a real shell from McLaren. McLaren made 3 M6GT's but made a shell by itself too. So most replicas are made with the use of a real M6GT shell. Anyway, even if it is a replica, it is still beautiful. And yes, I love the plate on the F355 too. It's a good looking toy, but i bet it's expensive. Still an incredibly rare combo shot.
Posted:  08/20/2015 01:19:20
 
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Fine replica's are rare too, i like it great spot. i also like the 355's licence plate what a toy...
Posted:  08/19/2015 19:57:04
 
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@Jafo, thanks for the L/F! I have always loved McLaren too, and to find out this was in NZ made my day! Loving the F355 too though :)
@West, thanks too! I loved sharing this shot. I love this combo. I'd take the McLaren M6GTR. What would you take?
Thanks everyone for the kind comments, likes and favourites. I appreciate it.
Posted:  08/19/2015 19:53:56
 
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Thanks for sharing this shot Luke! That is a real cool combo!
Posted:  08/19/2015 11:11:01
 
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Cool spot. I have always loved that Mclaren. Big L/F from me!
Posted:  08/19/2015 09:46:53
 
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Looks quite nice. I believe there is only 1.
Posted:  08/18/2015 23:45:04
 
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Probably the same guy, I have indeed heard of the Hulme F1.
Posted:  08/18/2015 23:08:47
 
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Thanks for the info Lamborarri. I wouldn't have known anything about it if you hadn't stated. If you search up the Hulme Supercar, you will see New Zealand's first Supercar. It looks similar to the Caparo T1.
Posted:  08/18/2015 23:06:49
 
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If I could step in here, Bruce did indeed drive a real M6 GT, but it was the original red prototype with the license plate number "OB 500H". He drove it from when it was built until hisdeath in 1970, at which point it had only 1900 miles on the odometer. His car was sold to a man named Danny Hulme in New Zealand, and it now resides in the Matthews Collection not far from Denver, Colorado, where it is still in its' original condition.
Posted:  08/18/2015 23:01:04
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Exactly what I thought :) Tbh, I thought it was real, but it clearly is a very good replica that could fool anyone, until you saw the price tag. I'd be suspicious too, but I just didn't think about it I guess. I still love that fact that Bruce McLaren drove this as his road car, which makes this pretty special.
Posted:  08/18/2015 22:54:57
 
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