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DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
10/6/10 9:01 a.m.

after looking at the new issue, saw the Superformance Mk1 GT40 in Gulf colors made me shudder with excitement. If i start saving today, i might be able to buy one in 10 years.

That is all i have to say.

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe Reader
10/6/10 9:04 a.m.

I shall ruin you dream's. Are you taller then 5 8'. Because you will not fit. That will be 10% of the cost of your GT40.

DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
10/6/10 9:08 a.m.

your query hast thus worried me. I am taller than 5'8. Looks like i need to make the helmet bubble bigger then...

mndsm
mndsm Dork
10/6/10 9:33 a.m.

Why do all the good cars have to be made for small people?

DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
10/6/10 9:48 a.m.

well, i seem to fit pretty well in all the Exiges and Elises....

pres589
pres589 HalfDork
10/6/10 10:05 a.m.

From the wikipedia.com article;

'At nearly 6' 3", Gurney struggled to fit into the tight Ford GT40 cockpit, so master fabricator Phil Remington installed a roof bubble over the driver's seat to allow space for Gurney's helmet- now known as a "Gurney bubble".'

Seems doable. Keep the dream alive; these cars seem fairly amazing to me and I share your enthusiasm.

Bababooey
Bababooey New Reader
10/6/10 10:10 a.m.

I worked on a car for a Superformance dealer a few months ago. My jaw dropped when he opened the garage door. There was 5 GT40 replicas including 3 race replicas. He said they're about $75k finished....could be more depending on how crazy you want the drivetrain. I'd consider one if I had garage space. I thought the interior was really nice and they didn't feel cheap at all. This actually has more "real" (non plastic) interior pieces than the new GT. I'd honestly buy one of these over a new GT just based on how primitive they are.

RossD
RossD Dork
10/6/10 10:15 a.m.

I was pouring over the "ins and outs" of those kit cars about 10 years ago or so, until I saw the prices of Lotus seven kits and subsequently Locosts. The GT40 kit is but a distant memory. Anyways, to me a Seven with a 4 banger is more usable on the streets than a v8 GT40.

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe Reader
10/6/10 10:21 a.m.
Bababooey wrote: I worked on a car for a Superformance dealer a few months ago. My jaw dropped when he opened the garage door. There was 5 GT40 replicas including 3 race replicas. He said they're about $75k finished....could be more depending on how crazy you want the drivetrain. I'd consider one if I had garage space. I thought the interior was really nice and they didn't feel cheap at all. This actually has more "real" (non plastic) interior pieces than the new GT. I'd honestly buy one of these over a new GT just based on how primitive they are.

Dude Superformance's typically go for 70-90K without drive-train. The last one I drove was like 110K with a mechanical injection 427. It had a huge Gurney bubble through and I was still claustrophobic in the thing.

slantvaliant
slantvaliant Dork
10/6/10 10:22 a.m.

They're prettier in motion.
Big Bend Open Road Race 2010:

Double bubble: BBORR 10 Northbound

Or single: BBORR 10 South

bborr 2010

JFX001
JFX001 SuperDork
10/6/10 11:53 a.m.

Yes, please. Gulf colors, widened body, Gurney-bubble, 351 stroker.

DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
10/6/10 11:53 a.m.

In reply to JFX001:

Thats my combo! haha

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand Dork
10/6/10 11:58 a.m.

I'm only 5'8". You could just give it to me if you don't fit

FlightService
FlightService New Reader
10/6/10 12:01 p.m.

Gurney bubble - I am 6'4"

captainzib
captainzib HalfDork
10/6/10 12:33 p.m.

5'4" Woot!

DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
10/6/10 12:38 p.m.

I'm 5'11", I'll shoe-horn myself in there!

Bababooey
Bababooey New Reader
10/6/10 1:32 p.m.
wearymicrobe wrote:
Bababooey wrote: I worked on a car for a Superformance dealer a few months ago. My jaw dropped when he opened the garage door. There was 5 GT40 replicas including 3 race replicas. He said they're about $75k finished....could be more depending on how crazy you want the drivetrain. I'd consider one if I had garage space. I thought the interior was really nice and they didn't feel cheap at all. This actually has more "real" (non plastic) interior pieces than the new GT. I'd honestly buy one of these over a new GT just based on how primitive they are.
Dude Superformance's typically go for 70-90K without drive-train. The last one I drove was like 110K with a mechanical injection 427. It had a huge Gurney bubble through and I was still claustrophobic in the thing.

Well he's dealer and you aren't so I'll take the dealer's word.

bravenrace
bravenrace Dork
10/6/10 1:35 p.m.
Jay_W
Jay_W HalfDork
10/6/10 2:09 p.m.

Man oh man for me that is still the prettiest most purposeful looking car out there. Do Want....

RossD
RossD Dork
10/6/10 3:47 p.m.

In reply to bravenrace's link:

Did anyone else feel like an un-american act happened with the "scuderia filipinetti" on the car that beat the Italians/Ferraris?

InigoMontoya
InigoMontoya Reader
10/7/10 2:11 p.m.

I saw this a couple days ago- http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/pts/1961029853.html

It made me pause and think of the Challenge possibilities.....

DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
10/7/10 2:37 p.m.

In reply to InigoMontoya:

I dont believe this in his "For Sale" post:

"This body is all fiber glass, just like the original racing cars...."

dsycks
dsycks New Reader
10/7/10 3:20 p.m.

They make a bubble for tall guys but what about us fat guys?!

Someone show some love and add a side bubble!!!

oldsaw
oldsaw SuperDork
10/7/10 3:47 p.m.
RossD wrote: In reply to bravenrace's link: Did anyone else feel like an un-american act happened with the "scuderia filipinetti" on the car that beat the Italians/Ferraris?

Not sure what angle you're working, but Filipinetti often fielded cars that didn't come from Maranello, including Corvettes.

The team entered a GT40 for the 1966 Monza 1000K and finished third. The car in the photos appears to be a tribute to the original.

evildky
evildky Dork
10/7/10 4:02 p.m.
dsycks wrote: They make a bubble for tall guys but what about us fat guys?! Someone show some love and add a side bubble!!!

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