So my brother has a new car
That actual car, yes.
Final build is original standard Stradale specification, just as the car would have left the production line, but with a 150BHP engine upgrade and LSD installation into the original GTA axle to make it more suitable to match the customer’s desired fast road and occasional track use.
Also has a roll cage with removable triangulation and seats can easily be replaced with floor mount competition versions so he can race it.Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
Awe fek. That’s gorgeous that.
I had a 1600GT Junior too vinneyh, same problems with rust on mine however me and my mate rebuilt it and God did I love that car. Drove it hard and stuck some smiley miles in it.
Hope your brother knows how to drive it and use it propers like 😉Posted 4 years agoLenHankieMember
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I’m glad I don’t have your brother. How embarrasing having a brother or friend with a seriously nice car. Can you imagine your partner silently thinking ‘why doesn’t he have one too’?
I know that feeling only too well. My brother’s owned a Series 1 E-Type 3.8 FHC for the last 20 years…Posted 4 years agocamo16Member
I’d love to have a brother, some of you are never happy.
Borrow mine then, if you like. He’s got a fantastic house and garden, but only an 04 plate Yaris (his environmentally sensitivity is so severe that he comes out in a rash whenever he gets off public transport).
Oh, and he’s a bit short. And a smartarse. 😀Posted 4 years agojimwMember
I almost bought a 1600 Stradale with a mate in 1986, but we couldn’t stump up the £10000 they wanted for it. Both of us will regret it for the rest of our lives…
Saw a very convincing replica GTA built on a Steel bodied step front 1300 Junior at Silverstone. Had all the right bits, including the rear suspension mods but with a tuned 1750 motor IIRC. He wanted £28000 for that
I had 3 1600 Juniors, two of them as my only vehicle. Lovely subtle things.
My mate has still got his 1750 GTV which he has owned since 1987, plus a 101 series Giulietta Coupe
Tell you brother from me he is now on my Lucky Bas***d list and I hope he really enjoys it.
Thanks for showing and bringing back memoriesPosted 4 years ago
Went and saw it last night;
and had a 30 minute ride around the Surrey lanes (as a passenger).
Bloody hell it’s quick.
760kg weight and 150bhp make for rapid acceleration and the noise is just fantastic 🙂
There were #bloodycyclists everywhere though 😉
Really is a fascinating car too, the way that the alloy roof has been rivetted to the steel frame shows it was built purely for competition but with a nod to the FIA homologation rules it has fitted rubber mats.
To illustrate how light it is – you can’t press on the door panels or handles to shut them – it’ll dent the alloy – you have to press on the frame just at the bottom of the (plastic) window glass.
There were some other cars in the ‘blimey, that’s nice’ category there too;
I love yellow E-Types;
the one I’d probably most want to own as a long term thing, I can see myself wafting down to the south of France in this;
these three were ‘ok’ too 😉Posted 4 years ago
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