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Gmacz
20-07-2015, 12:24 PM
http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq107/gmacz/_57-17_1.jpeg
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RAFFO-BELVA-KIT-CAR-KITCAR-SPORTS-CAR-/201391458947?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276#ht_1495wt_958 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RAFFO-BELVA-KIT-CAR-KITCAR-SPORTS-CAR-/201391458947?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276#ht_1495wt_958)Very tidy kitcar with gullwing doors needing a new owner.
Bit pricey and needing work but if no offers, could go a fair bit cheaper.

Spacenut
20-07-2015, 06:05 PM
Raffo Belva - proper mid-engined sports car from John Raffo, of Tipo 12 fame. I've often wondered if the windscreen is the same as a Chevron B16.

By all accounts the car performs very well, so may be worth the money. Styling is subjective (I love the front, shades of Ford P68, but the back end is awful).

Lauren

islandman
21-07-2015, 04:07 AM
Actually I don't think the back end is all that bad really, I've seen many Nova's with far worse rear ends! Having said that the wing needs revising as it looks like an afterthought.

I also think the execution of the Gull Wing doors is quite well done.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say :ermm:

Gmacz
21-07-2015, 05:54 PM
Cab looks very small, wonder if a 6 footer would fit inside.
Rear wing is a mess but the rest is very nice, would love to see one up close, pics can hide a lot.

MicksRedNova
21-07-2015, 06:09 PM
I must say I like the Raffo, yellow seems to be popular colour. Here is another one I snapped at Newark a few years back, other than Novas on our stand it was the car I liked best at the show:


http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?4214-Newark-2009&highlight=raffo

Mick

Gmacz
29-07-2015, 08:55 PM
Over 9k for this kit.
Saw a post on a forum about terrible handling with this kitcar from the owner.
Notice he mentioned tracking problems etc in the advert, one for the new owner to sort out.
Cannot believe this is worth more than double what a sorted Nova would command.
Would the nova be worth a lot more if there was a lot less off them.

steve
30-07-2015, 12:30 AM
Over 9k for this kit.
Saw a post on a forum about terrible handling with this kitcar from the owner.
Notice he mentioned tracking problems etc in the advert, one for the new owner to sort out.
Cannot believe this is worth more than double what a sorted Nova would command.
Would the nova be worth a lot more if there was a lot less off them.

I don't think it is the relative scarcity of the Raffo vs The Nova, it's to do with the Spec.
If there were a Nova built to the same spec as that Raffo, I'd pay 9 grand for it;
a road legal, 2 Litre, mid-engined Nova - I'd bite your hand off.

Spacenut
30-07-2015, 08:14 PM
Precisely. John Raffo has had years of experience racing (and later designing) cars. He even competed in the 1971 Targa Florio in a Chevron B8. Like Lee Noble with the Ultima, a well-engineered mid-engine spaceframe car (with a bit of competition pedigree) will always command high prices. The Nova may have the looks, but that is just skin-deep, unfortunately.

Lauren