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Australian GT90 Replica Project Update5 Comment

Ford GT90 | Sun, 01 Feb 2009 Posted by :

Last July I posted about Des‘s GT90 replica project. This thread on GT40s.com keeps you updated best, but here’s some more recent photos of Des’s progress — this is all being done by hand (no CNC). The chassis is still to come, but it’s an aluminum monocoque design. He’s hoping to sell the kit for about $35,000, and is slowly and steadily moving toward completing the body.

Unusual and Ultra-Rare GT-40 Kit8 Comment

Ford GT90, Mystery Cars | Wed, 17 Sep 2008 Posted by :

A friend just tipped me off to this very unusual GT-40 inspired kit car for sale in Salt Lake CIty, Utah. The seller describes it as being made in 1972 by “Unique Mobility, Inc.” (who appear to have been a kit car company that primarily built electric vehicles, but I’m not sure), but says it wasn’t finished finished until 2003 and might be the only one of its kind. I don’t think I’ve ever seen another like it. Asking price is an unreasonable $35,000 unfortunately.

The body is a one piece design (and looks like it has an inner skin as well), with modern modifications like shaved door handles with remotes for the doors and trunk, and a VW floor pan that’s been modified to accept a mid-engine V8 design (Ford 289) using Corvair rear suspension and transaxle. The car is essentially new (and comes with all of the recent receipts), having been driven 125 miles, and is registered as a special.

If anyone knows more about this car’s history, please let me know.

DIY Ford GT90 Replica6 Comment

Ford GT90, One-offs | Wed, 02 Jul 2008 Posted by :

Ryan who runs a Ford GT90 fansite sent me a pointer about a Ford GT90 replica project by a guy named Des out of Australia he’s been tracking (check his site for more pictures and hopefully updates in the future).

Because of the GT90′s simple angular design, it’s probably a good choice of a car to clone — and the fact that it’s a rare concept that few people have seen, unlike a car like a Countach were any kid can spot the smallest inaccuracy, will make it much more convincing. Des started with a set of wire-coverd wooden bulkheads over which he’s building up the final form with fiberglass and filler.

Definitely looking forward to seeing where this project goes — thanks to Ryan (and Des) for sharing it online.

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