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kdavies3
23-06-20, 04:41 PM
Hi all,
this is not mine but I'm putting this on here for a friend.

It's a KVA GT40 replica.
Currently fitted with BMW V8 (I know WTF?)
The car is on a Q Plate a non runner.
It's going to be a start again job I think.
The car has been off the road since 1989/90.
The good news is that it is registered as a KVA so no IVA required.
The car was originally fitted with a small block ford motor which is also available (the owner swapped it out because he wanted more power).
As said I think you are going to want to start from scratch with this one.
Wiring for sure, the body is rough too.
I think £4K would buy it with the Ford engine too, the exhaust manifolds and Renault gearbox for the Ford are also available.
I don't have the space or I would have bought it myself I think.
This could be a great project for someone.

PM me if interested.
Don't forget no IVA required.

aaronjb
23-06-20, 05:10 PM
Ooh always wanted a GT40. (And a Daytona. And.. and.. and.. and)

One at a time, though :lol:

Mark_Robinson
23-06-20, 07:14 PM
Likewise, I've always fancied one. I'm not in a position to buy but are there any pictures i can have a look at?

kdavies3
23-06-20, 11:10 PM
Dek clear your inbox

Dek
24-06-20, 07:34 AM
Dek clear your inbox

Sorry Kev. Done.
Dek

kdavies3
24-06-20, 09:59 AM
Here's a few pictures of what's for sale.

https://i.imgur.com/FCqqnW3.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/54zdVuM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/x5eBdQM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/yXAQHMy.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/f4wZI7H.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ZWBTpoB.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/75XWmD8.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/XyyeKvp.jpg

rpm015
24-06-20, 11:36 AM
Really interested in this but at 6’3” would I even be able to get in it?

philbrad73
24-06-20, 11:37 AM
I've seen some with a bubble above the driver?

drammyboy
24-06-20, 12:00 PM
would I even be able to get in it?

It is more difficult to get yourself out of them.


but at £4k.......it is a bargain !

KevinW
24-06-20, 12:51 PM
It is more difficult to get yourself out of them.


but at £4k.......it is a bargain !

that was my thoughts. Luckily for my Mrs I have my spare time already fully committed, else I;d buy it.

nealgs
24-06-20, 02:05 PM
that would be a monster - and already in the fastest colour - if only i had the cash, space, talent, space, money, talent, cash - lol :)

kdavies3
24-06-20, 04:17 PM
Unsurprisingly the car is now sold.
Thanks for the interest.

TonyD
24-06-20, 11:07 PM
Bloody hell Kev.

I took one look at all those wires and the BMW engine and got flashbacks to my first BMW powered AK. Absolute frigging nightmare.

I now need to go and find my safe place......

Cheers,

Tony

Firestarter29
25-06-20, 08:07 AM
Really interested in this but at 6’3” would I even be able to get in it?

Yes and no. I’m nearly the same height. The dome in the roof wasn’t an issue, the fact that the door forms part of the roof and as I shut the door it was at eyeball height was the problem. At least it allowed me to cross another already unobtainable dream off my bucket list.

simon
25-06-20, 08:55 AM
Yes and no. I’m nearly the same height. The dome in the roof wasn’t an issue, the fact that the door forms part of the roof and as I shut the door it was at eyeball height was the problem. At least it allowed me to cross another already unobtainable dream off my bucket list.

David, a dropped floorpan in a Southern GT chassis would enable someone of your height to sit quite comfortably in a GT40. Once in, they are surprisingly comfortable and roomy (ok, that’s a bit of a stretch) a removable steering wheel and being comfortable with stepping on the seat make ingress and egress more acceptable (although never elegant). My all time favourite cars (I’ve had at least 12 GT40 replicas over the years)
simon

rpm015
25-06-20, 09:00 PM
You snooze you lose, it was the lack of a spare garage to build it in that really made me hesitate, wasn't too fazed by the amount of work, it would have been a long term project

aaronjb
25-06-20, 09:03 PM
My all time favourite cars (I’ve had at least 12 GT40 replicas over the years)
simon

12! Crikey Simon, I now assume you are either a lottery winner or very good at striking a frugal deal :) (They're a bucket list car of mine, but I'll need to lose oooooh about 10st to get in one, I reckon!)

kdavies3
26-06-20, 07:31 AM
No doubt about it the buyer has got themselves a bargain.
Had I not downsized last year it would be mine now.

Bannon
26-06-20, 08:20 PM
If it had been a MK1 replica, I would be in a lot of trouble with the wife right now. At that price, for a registered car, I'd definitely take a beating with the rolling pin!

Dek
26-06-20, 08:49 PM
How much do you think a Q plate would devalue it by?
Dek

jon1d
26-06-20, 10:06 PM
Dek,
Nothing if you keep it.

rpm015
27-06-20, 10:52 AM
I think not buying this may be one of the big regrets of my life!

simon
27-06-20, 12:46 PM
Nice project, but rebuilding from scratch is not a 5 min task. You could be commuting to 3-4-5 years work....depends how much free time you have. I’ve known 20+ year GT40 builds. A pal of mine started in 2004 and it’s STILL not ready for IVA.
Its a massive commitment.
simon

simon
27-06-20, 01:04 PM
That’s committing, not commuting!

ChrisP
27-06-20, 04:36 PM
I think not buying this may be one of the big regrets of my life!
Well you can come and look at it being improved if that will not make it worse! Just unloaded it. As I said to Kev it’s a funny one. Some bits are amazing and others are beyond bad. Stainless chassis which is good. Some serious work gone in to the suspension. Most bits there. My son is going to rebuild it. He has done an amazing job on his other stuff. He is just working out which way to go and then.........it’s only hours and money!

rpm015
27-06-20, 08:09 PM
No that wouldn’t help at all!, I don’t even know you and I think I hate you already, seriously good luck with the rebuild perhaps a rebuild thread?

ChrisP
27-06-20, 08:19 PM
No that wouldn’t help at all!, I don’t even know you and I think I hate you already������, seriously good luck with the rebuild perhaps a rebuild thread?
That made me smile 😊 We are going to need to get our heads around it. A few chats with some GT40 owners is probably going to be a good idea. Fun, fun. Looking forward to it

Kamil
29-06-20, 11:54 PM
Hi all,
this is not mine but I'm putting this on here for a friend.

It's a KVA GT40 replica.
Currently fitted with BMW V8 (I know WTF?)
The car is on a Q Plate a non runner.
It's going to be a start again job I think.
The car has been off the road since 1989/90.
The good news is that it is registered as a KVA so no IVA required.
The car was originally fitted with a small block ford motor which is also available (the owner swapped it out because he wanted more power).
As said I think you are going to want to start from scratch with this one.
Wiring for sure, the body is rough too.
I think £4K would buy it with the Ford engine too, the exhaust manifolds and Renault gearbox for the Ford are also available.
I don't have the space or I would have bought it myself I think.
This could be a great project for someone.

PM me if interested.
Don't forget no IVA required.

Hi, is this Gt40 still for sale? If yes please let me know when can I come. THANKS

kdavies3
30-06-20, 09:02 PM
Sorry Kamil, well and truly sold and gone.

Peter C
12-07-20, 10:10 PM
Hi Is the GT40 still available ?

Regards
Peter

kdavies3
13-07-20, 12:20 PM
Sorry Peter, long gone.

Peter C
13-07-20, 12:51 PM
I thought it might be , thanks anyway