We often toss around the saying “they don’t build them like they used to.” A company by the name of Scarbo rejects such a notion and the car seen here is the evidence.
It’s called the SVF1 and it packs a 6.2-liter V8 engine sourced from a Chevrolet Corvette with 425 horsepower, and a design that channels the great Ferrari 312 F1 car. Marrying both concepts is absolutely wonderful. Power heads to an open differential and out to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. However, a three-mode traction control system is baked in. Oh, and it only weighs 1,280 pounds.
Construction of the SVF1 is nearly as exquisite as the final package. Scarbo crafts the aluminum sheet metal by hand and underneath the sleek skin is a MIG-welded chrome-moly tube steel chassis. Finally, the car is dipped in Rossa Corsa red to mimic the Ferraris of the 1960s it channels.
On the suspension side of things, the SVF1 boasts a double-wishbone setup with two-way adjustable dampers. Avon tires wrap forged aluminum wheels.
This particular SVF1 is heading to Mecum’s Monterey auction at the end of August and typically sells for $112,800. We don’t know what kind of waiting list there is, but it will likely help inflate the sale price to bring home one of these masterpieces and skip the line.