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Old 01-04-2019, 12:01 PM
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Sounds like you'd fit in a "girly" Mustang perfectly
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
There is a S. African company that builds rolling chassis without engines.
A neighbor of mine has one and it is a well put together product.
I would have no hesitation in owning one.
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:10 PM
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Those were no doubt kit cars. There is a S. African company that builds rolling chassis without engines.
I’m pretty sure they were the real deal.

I was pretty close to the Mk2 as it passed me in my lane to the left... if it was a kit, it was the best kit ever made. Too bad the PDR wasn’t on.

My brother in law had a 2006 Mk1 until recently so I have spent time with one.

In this part of Silicon Valley (Hillsborough/ Palo Alto/ Atherton/ Los Altos Hills/ Los Gatos) you see a good number of exotics.









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Old 01-04-2019, 03:15 PM
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At one of our PCA track days at Miller, we were on the east track and Ford had rented the west track for a press day. They had brought in about 12 of the new GT 40's and the Drivers from the factory team like Joey Hand. It was cool to see them on track and and line up, beautiful cars! Build quality looked amazing. Putting it into track mode the car drops down about 2" they looked pretty mean.

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Old 01-04-2019, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Parcival View Post


I’m pretty sure they were the real deal.

I was pretty close to the Mk2 as it passed me in my lane to the left... if it was a kit, it was the best kit ever made. Too bad the PDR wasn’t on.

My brother in law had a 2006 Mk1 until recently so I have spent time with one.

In this part of Silicon Valley (Hillsborough/ Palo Alto/ Atherton/ Los Altos Hills/ Los Gatos) you see a good number of exotics.

Doubtful, and no such thing as a 2006 MK1. If it was real 1960s GT40, it was way too valuable to be on a public road. Those S. African kit/clones of the original GT40s are very high-quality and not cheap. They'd actually look better than an original. However, I don't think you really meant to say Mk1 and MkII, which made me think you were talking about the 60's GT40s.

The Mk1, which was the first version of the 1960s GT40. MkII, III, and IV versions of the GT40 were built in very small numbers through the late 60s. Your BIL's was the first generation of the modern Ford GT produced in 2005-06. Even those have doubled in value from original MSRP in just 10 years.
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At one of our PCA track days at Miller, we were on the east track and Ford had rented the west track for a press day. They had brought in about 12 of the new GT 40's and the Drivers from the factory team like Joey Hand. It was cool to see them on track and and line up, beautiful cars! Build quality looked amazing. Putting it into track mode the car drops down about 2" they looked pretty mean.
Both the 2005-06 and current generation are Ford GTs. Only the mid-1960s cars were GT40s, and Ford let the rights to that name lapse. Ironically, the S. African company building modern clones of the 60's cars now owns it.

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Old 01-04-2019, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
Doubtful. If it was real one it was way too valuable to be on a public road. Those S. African kit/clones are very high-quality and not cheap. They'd actually look better than an original.

The 2006 car was not an Mk1, which was the first version of the 1960s GT40. He the first generation of the Ford GT produced in 2005-06..



Both the 2005-06 and current generation are Ford GTs. Only the mid-1960s cars were GT-40s, and Ford let the rights to that name lapse. Ironically, the S. African company building modern clones of the 60's cars now owns it.


I hear you on the correction to the nomenclature of GT. I misspoke- 2006 first GT not 1969 Mk1 h(correction: mark IV). And I’m not old as dirt (homage to the Age survey) so I’m happy to learn from you.

I appreciate your skepticism on seeing a Ford Gt but it happens here. Guys drive their new Mclaren 720S and Ferrari Berlinettas here on the interstate. Guess you put Ford GT on a different plane but my brother in law drove his Ford Gt from Vegas to LA. I drove a Bentley GT Supersports home from the dealer in rush hour. Yeah, I would value every mile I drive them and be careful as sh*t but it’s a friggin car, and I’m not a dealer. Im betting I caught the guys on a special occasion and leave it at that.

I also sincerely doubt the S African kit car can pass at all for a newer model GT. The flying buttresses alone would prob bankrupt them. Otherwise I’ll sell you a C5 corvette dressed up as a Saleen.










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Old 01-04-2019, 07:13 PM
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I'm not at all skeptical about you seeing a Ford GT, and I was just very skeptical about you seeing an MK1 or II. I've seen a number of 05-06 GTs around here, and just recently saw the new one on the street. I see a fair number of Ferrari and McLarens as well. I also lived in the Bay Area for a decade so understand the affluence, but there's an awful lot of money around here too.

The S. African company is not making clones of the Ford GT, they are building clones of the original 1960s GT40s (MK1-IV). It was your wrong terminology that sent me down that road. And BTW, the 1969 GT40 was an MKIV.

Neither am I old as dirt, just a history buff.

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Old 01-04-2019, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
I'm not at all skeptical about you seeing a Ford GT, and I was just very skeptical about you seeing an MK1 or II. I've seen a number of 05-06 GTs around here, and just recently saw the new one on the street. I see a fair number of Ferrari and McLarens as well. I also lived in the Bay Area for a decade so understand the affluence, but there's an awful lot of money around here too.

The S. African company is not making clones of the Ford GT, they are building clones of the originals (MK1-IV). It was your wrong terminology that sent me down that road.
gotcha, now it all makes sense! Another good correction on MkIV, thanks. I will go read up on GT40s.

i suppose you’re talkin about the company Superperformance selling recreations for $120-200k

i would agree with you then about a car at that level of collector value. Like I wouldn’t expect to see the one known street homologated Aston Martin Vulcan being driven around here. Or a registered Enzo.

Im guessing you’re 50% older than me








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