'Couldn't agree more! But, what's the ole saying in the auto hobby world? "Anybody can restore a car. It takes a REAL MAN to cut one up!"The thought of taking a SawzAll to my car makes me cringe...
Some would opine it's a blasphemy to do it to any FGT.Would it be blasphemous to do one to a Heritage?
Why does the paint selection make a difference? Let's face it, a "Heritage" is the same GT as all the others under it's skin color. And, while I loved John Wyer's organization, the GT40's that he ran were privateers, not factory cars. And, they (P/1074 and P/1075) were rebuilds of Mirages (M.10002 and M.10003). There is a lot of hype in the forum about the increased worth of the "Heritage" model, which was originally priced by Ford as a $13,500 option (Wow!). Seems like Ford was making a nice profit on the Gulf sponsored colors, after dropping their own sponsorship of the GT40's and forcing Wyer to obtain funding from an independent source....Would it be blasphemous to do one to a Heritage?...
It was a 13.5K option. But you didn't have have the 8500 stripe option (my memory, is that correct?). So the true cost of a heritage paint job was really only the difference between the Heritage and a striped car, not a full 13.5K over a striped car....was originally priced by Ford as a $13,500 option (Wow!).
You are correct, almost. The Stripe option was $5,350, thus the actual MSRP difference was $8,150 for the Gulf Oil colors (maybe they gave that increase to Gulf?). :confusedIt was a 13.5K option. But you didn't have have the 8500 stripe option (my memory, is that correct?). So the true cost of a heritage paint job was really only the difference between the Heritage and a striped car, not a full 13.5K over a striped car.
Thank your for the comments, Stevo.
It means a lot to me and my crew, when owners appreciate our work.
I've been going through a heavy family crisis, as of late, so this really cheers me up!
To the questions about building GTX1s; yes, we do offer a full GTX1 roadster conversion.
We re-tooled all of the components associated with the original design, making additional refinements.
We also offer a one-piece hardtop for the existing cars. Additionally - we are completing the development of a soft top for the GTX1 that retains all of the sealing and latching refinements we developed for our hardtop design. The first article was built for Stevo, and we will post details soon.
And thus is my desire. I love black cars, my wife hates that I love black cars. But I think the most wonderful color combination would be either a black base car with either red or sliver bra. I had a hook on a black no strip car and was going to try to do a red stripe herigate bra and my wife nixed. For my black OCD, the blue/gold is much calmer$5,350 just for stripes makes the Heritage paint seem like a bargain!