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    ... how many were replicas?
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    At least one of them was the real real deal.....


    ...... The Phil Spector car.

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    Isnt a guy in Europe somewhere, could be sweden making them . He has been on here and once had a adveret on PH offering alloy coupes with leaf spring chassis. It would be a 100k car id guess and a chance to build a 289 mk2 slabside because they do effectively share the same chassis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynSnake View Post
    Isnt a guy in Europe somewhere, could be sweden making them . He has been on here and once had a adveret on PH offering alloy coupes with leaf spring chassis. It would be a 100k car id guess and a chance to build a 289 mk2 slabside because they do effectively share the same chassis.
    The guy that makes them for the Swedish dealer is in Poland.

    He doesn't offer a 289 bodied car. Or at least he didn't a couple of months ago when I was at his place
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    I acknowledge the guy your thinking of , but there is a another guy from several years back that builds alloy bodied coupes . Not sure of his name not even sure he was from sweden. As regard to the 289 car, if you was to offer a daytona coupe with leaf spring chassis , it wouldnt be much more effort to build 289 roadsters as they both have the same chassis .

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    The chassis is the easy bit. The running gear is a bit of a problem but not impossible. The bodywork though is the biggest problem.
    The way they are produced in Poland is far more expensive to set up than ones made with mallets and a wheeling machine.
    Once the Poles have their tooling for the body their prices are extremely attractive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinW View Post
    ... how many were replicas?
    Fair question, given the number of reproductions running around the European vintage circuit lately, but in this case it really was the original six Daytona Coupes. CSX2602 even came over from Japan.

    Wish I coulda been there to see 'em all. I've personally seen three of them, but not all six.
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    and anyone who drives slower is an Idiot." - George Carlin

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    How original is original? Triggers broom springs to mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    My first time at Goodwood. I think I picked a good time to go
    My favourite was the unloved one

    I think I might need to add Daytonas to my inventory
    It certainly looks like there is space for someone offering them at a sensible price.
    Certainly seems to be a market for a cheaper Daytona bodied car - did you get a chance to see the aluminium bodied Daytona on Gerry Hawks stand ?
    Case in point for cost ! - asked him about it and he quoted around 200k - yes two hundred - for a rolling built car and then add choice of engine and gearbox.
    It would get FIA papers at that price.
    The Cobra experience seems to centre ( quite rightly) around the AC289/427 style of cars with a soft top, or removable hard top. But lets not forget it was the Daytona that took on and defeated Ferrari at a time when Ford needed time to develop the GT40. I personally think the Daytona is likely a superb car for touring and is larger inside than it looks. Now all I need to do is sell my house/soul/wife and kids to go and see Gerry Hawk !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitcarsareus View Post
    Great find

    A bit of a coincidence but the white Cobra With the black bonnet was at the Holyrood Concours d'elegance in Edinburgh.

    A bit of a gatecrasher amongst the Bentley's, Aston's and Lagondas etc

    cheers
    Wasn't that white car with matt black bonnet one of Carroll Shelby's original sales car - or a supersnake model ?? It was mentioned on the track commentary but I forget what they said. Same reason that the Black Coupe was on the track with this white one and the Daytonas - there was a significance for it.
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