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Old 10-05-2013, 06:39 PM   #16
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Yup - they both kind of agree with each other - don't they?

From what I remember, Jeremy finally wound up returning his GT40 to Ford because it had so many problems.
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:02 PM   #17
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I wouldn't care one bit. I'm an engineer. Nobody else would ever lay their hands on it. I would deal with whatever quirks it has. It is the pure essence of sex on wheels. 28 years ago, I had detailed fantasies (on paper) of how I would someday build a replica with a twin-turbo aluminum big block Chevy powering it. Years went by where I would search for unused kit car bodies that I could use as a start, then Ford brought it back. The ample hips on the original are better looking to my eye but, I accept that the design compromises they made, produced a better road car.

I can't believe this thread is about a Mustang with an asking price nearly double what one of these would cost. When people asked me what my GT cost, I could honestly say, "Less than that stupid Mustang over there."



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Like Jeremy I am a big guy - 6'6" and I just would not fit into one that was a truthful dimensional replica. I once tried to get into a Lotus Exige and I could not get out without help. Similar problems with a Toyota MR2 (which I would love to have since it is such an inexpensive nice little mid-engine sports car).

I have pretty much given up on such cars - most of the Japanese sports cars are simply too small for me - so I go with German cars (currently a 3 series BMW). I used to have sportier cars, but I think I would eventually either hurt myself, somebody else, or lose my license. Same reason I sold my Ducati.

Now I have more fun plodding around the woods at less than 20 MPH on a dirt bike than zooming around corners in an expensive car.

Still - they are fun to look at. I am thinking of getting an Audi TT next though.
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I'm only 5'11" and what you say may turn out to be true for me as well. I would hate to find that if I ever were to be able to afford one.

I went to look at an Avenger GT one time. There wasn't a prayer in hell of me driving that thing and I was still in my 20s. It was like trying to crawl into a bucket seat, under a table.

I got there but, I could not straighten my neck and head while in the seat. If I slid down enough to clear the roof, my knees were jammed up behind the wheel and against the side of the car and the shifter.
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I wouldn't care one bit. I'm an engineer. Nobody else would ever lay their hands on it. I would deal with whatever quirks it has. It is the pure essence of sex on wheels. 28 years ago, I had detailed fantasies (on paper) of how I would someday build a replica with a twin-turbo aluminum big block Chevy powering it. Years went by where I would search for unused kit car bodies that I could use as a start, then Ford brought it back. The ample hips on the original are better looking to my eye but, I accept that the design compromises they made, produced a better road car.

I can't believe this thread is about a Mustang with an asking price nearly double what one of these would cost. When people asked me what my GT cost, I could honestly say, "Less than that stupid Mustang over there."





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