Have you ever found financial advice from a teenager? Even if the child raises the question of your own, you probably would not do with humor as a response. But you can end longer than the recommended value of the investment more than doubled in six months was. Especially if the investment in assets of $ 1,000,000.
This is what bought the Stratos prototype, a teenager Chris Hrabalek behalf of his father. Hrabalek convinced his father that instead of adding to an increasingly eclectic range of classics and a Honda S500 a Saab Sonett III said, he has the acquisition of Stratos additional sections on each car he was already with him.
The Stratos Hrabalek needed was the famous wedge, Lancia Ferrari-powered sports car, a beautiful machine, its spectacularly pushed to three World Rally Championship in the 70s. It has long had a small but fervently for, and Hrabalek are a good example of how passionately some collectors were.
Hrabalek ended the conversation as soon as a man with his trousers on fire and his father was a lawyer on copyright had to fall to buy amazing. He was 16 then. The maneuver, surprisingly wise for one so young would be the spark, the fire found at the unusual project that you’re here, a sensitive Stratos as a tribute to the original 1974 date.
It is based on a Ferrari 430 Scuderia and built by the Italian design house Pininfarina, the project is rumored to cost more than $ 3.9 million against. And so far this lonely car.
The last person to buy a stake in the name of a man named Michael Stosic. He had met when he Hrabalek only 9 years old. Stoschek is president of a family-owned German car parts manufacturer, it was definitely a man of considerable means.
2005 Stratos concept that a storm of enthusiasm to try cream, leading to Hrabalek and Stosic, produces a small scale. The two approached a variety of specialists including super sports car makers Gumpert, Koenigsegg and Pagani, as well as the UK engineers to add Prodrive rally, but in no case shall the amount. This solo Hrabalek asked if the project has been postponed indefinitely pushed.
At one point during development, there were no fewer than three full-size clay model proposals for the car, which mimics the process of pregnancy, the mainstream models produced to an uncanny degree. The Stratos is a project, “the Pininfarina loved and hated,” admits Stoschek, “because of the perfectionism of me and my son.” Their high standards of the Italian company tested skills – and patience – a lot. But they are all happy and the result is a sexy, sensitive and contemporary update to the 1970′s Lancia, completed satisfactorily precise standards.
Let us hope that some generous walleted Stratos fans think so, because there is no doubt that this car deserves more than exist in solitary splendor. It is not only a great tribute to the spectacular original, there are the rest of us a slightly better chance that at any one time on the road.