Fake Ferraris for sale in Italy

Fake Guccis, faux Rolexes — these are items you see for sale on Italian streets everywhere. But fake Ferraris?

Reuters reports that Italian police broke up a ring “selling fake Ferrari cars for a fraction of the real price,” or as little as 20,000 euros. The police also suggest that those buying the cars knew they were buying fakes.

So how did the salesmen pull it off? How do you actually build a fake Ferrari? Police say that the car body workers were “very able,” and cobbled together “mostly fake parts and a few original components.” They then modified the body parts to resemble Ferrari classics, such as one (the 328 Gtb) that went out of production in 1980.

Do you think you could tell a real Ferrari from a fake? Better yet, would you buy a fake one?