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#41 luke.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:16 AM



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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:56 PM

yes it's mine. Im 6ft 1 so it is a challenge to get in it! I have slim seats and a custom made pedal box to get as much room as i can and with slim racing shoes it's just about ok for me. To be honest it's a magic feeling to be in the car , the noise of the Ford V8 is so good you soon forget silly things like leg cramp!



BASTARD BASTARD BASTARD - I don't like you anymore!!!!!!

Actually I should make friends with you, damn I just called you a bastard. Oh fcuk, I could have been a little bit more mature with my response there.:gayfight:

I cannot think of another car that whets my apetite for driving more than the GT40, with only a McLaren F1 sitting a close second. Pure unadulterated driving machines - part of the reasons I went for a VX, sod the luxuries and just get to the point. I really wish I had your bank balance. If you could be convinced to go to the National this year (or next) in it, then I would be booking myself a passenger ride, subject to your approval Posted Image of course.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:27 PM

Would love to give you a track ride in it but the old 260bhp engine i had was well over 105 db's. My new engine with 360 BHP will be even louder i suspect! (when i get it installed) I need to get a new exhaust at some point with an interchangeable back box, but they around 1500 so that will have to wait. So tracks will be a no no at the moment, oh well thats what the VX is for really! ACtually they are not so expensive and far cheaper to run than anything out there. It cost around 30k to build spread over 15 years. Since then it has been constant upgrades. However the insurance costs 190 fully comp (kit car insurance is peanuts), i get free tax as i managed to get it registered as an imported pre 71 American ford )it's also going up in value. The only thing bad is fuel at 15 mpg, but overall it makes running a vx look expensive!

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 05:24 PM

Would love to give you a track ride in it but the old 260bhp engine i had was well over 105 db's. My new engine with 360 BHP will be even louder i suspect! (when i get it installed) I need to get a new exhaust at some point with an interchangeable back box, but they around 1500 so that will have to wait. So tracks will be a no no at the moment, oh well thats what the VX is for really!
ACtually they are not so expensive and far cheaper to run than anything out there. It cost around 30k to build spread over 15 years. Since then it has been constant upgrades. However the insurance costs 190 fully comp (kit car insurance is peanuts), i get free tax as i managed to get it registered as an imported pre 71 American ford )it's also going up in value. The only thing bad is fuel at 15 mpg, but overall it makes running a vx look expensive!



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Just need a garage.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:43 PM

The parts you see care all original, chasis no 1024. I've been offered a share in the rebuild, 5 figure sum but when you see what original cars go far then it's very tempting. Out of shot are the engine and gearbox. Please forgive the absolute shite phone photo.

eta doors delivered soon £7.5k each - thought that was quite cheap for original doors.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:47 PM

If you can manage it Chris, go for it.... :wub:

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:48 PM

Do it!! If you don't want to,I'll have a do!

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:21 AM

hubba hubba!!!!!!!!

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

The guy who's asked me has one being rebuilt at the moment, it's insured for £1.2m and it's not finished yet. Suspension to get at around £10k a corner. This car will be completely original. I think he said the plastic fuel tanks were £15k each. This is an ex race car so steel tanks would not be appropriate. He's already got a lot of the hard to get stuff, like the valve which switches between tanks. I've asked him to get a spreadsheet together indicating what he's got and what has got to be got with approx costs alongside. If I go in on this I'm in for the long term as some parts could still take a long time to source. If you look at the picture of the rear clip there is a patch that has been buffed away. it reveals the colours the car has been in it's different racing livery's. He's tracked down photos of each livery including a picture at tertre rouge. The car that he has currently for restoration was driven by Jackie Ickx at LM24.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:16 AM

Love the fact they just chucked paint over paint with no regard to removing for weight saving :lol: Wow, she's got real heritage, she's gonna be worth a fortune more than the current insured cost :)

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

tbh, I would want something usable day to day, like a tornado http://www.pistonhea...les/3088044.htm

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:13 AM

tbh, I would want something usable day to day, like a tornado

http://www.pistonhea...les/3088044.htm


I think I may just can the idea of getting a VX again in the next few years and just keep saving - for £30k that is just incredible!!!! How it has only managed to do 1500 miles is beyond me - yes the maintenance and fuel cost would probably be a small fortune everytime the engine was turned over I just couldn't let it just sit there not being used

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:20 AM

tbh, I would want something usable day to day, like a tornado

http://www.pistonhea...les/3088044.htm

you're right steve, the insurance on the road will be astronomical, also no heater, no ac, limited ventilation, sitting between two fuel tanks. This is purely an investment opportunity.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:24 AM


tbh, I would want something usable day to day, like a tornado

http://www.pistonhea...les/3088044.htm


I think I may just can the idea of getting a VX again in the next few years and just keep saving - for £30k that is just incredible!!!! How it has only managed to do 1500 miles is beyond me - yes the maintenance and fuel cost would probably be a small fortune everytime the engine was turned over I just couldn't let it just sit there not being used

i like the link to lotus on that car

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:25 AM

also Jez at BoT knows everything about them

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:38 AM

also Jez at BoT knows everything about them

I'll give him a call in a mo then, cheers

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:39 PM

wow thats a fantastic opportunity. makes my replica look a bit tame! A massive job but parts are available and the value is only going up!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:49 PM

wow thats a fantastic opportunity. makes my replica look a bit tame! A massive job but parts are available and the value is only going up!


You changed phone number Jason? think i only have you old one - did you get the gold vinyl stickered? :)

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:09 AM

wow thats a fantastic opportunity. makes my replica look a bit tame! A massive job but parts are available and the value is only going up!

I think the replica GT40's are fantastic incidentally.

Just purchased, 2 original tatty cloth seats used by Donahue & Hawkins during the 1966 Le Mans in GT40P/1032. A snip at £2500!!

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:43 AM

Most people think the GT40 was American but nope its a British car built here http://m.google.com/u/m/QzlxJV 714 Banbury Ave, Slough. I seem to recall reading that they were all rhd apart from the hideously ugly mkiv (American built) Just read a bit on wikipedia about the chap who built them. Fascinating bloke http://en.m.wikipedi...J.W._Automotive

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