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rtj

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A few of the old mustangs appear to have changed the rear window.
 

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It is a drag car but the first 10 min is interesting.

 

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Sweet - always been a fan. Checked out the Factory Five Replica-Car at the factory - interior smaller than my Pontiac Solstice couldn't squeeze 6'-3 into the cockpit. A lot of cool features to review there - note the Gurney on the radiator exsit and the aft interior sweep on the radiator airbox. Good lessons from the past. Thanks for bringing it in.
Cheers - Jim
 
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On FB marketplace, in MI. $175k. I didn’t think D&D cars were that expensive. I originally thought this was superformance, but read more carefully.

If I had that kind of money to spend, I’d try to get a Duntov.

“In late 1962, Chevrolet chief engineer Zora Duntov set out to build a production run of 125 purpose built Corvette race cars with the ultimate goal of winning the GT class at the 24 Hours of LeMans. The project was known as "Lightweight", and as they neared completion, Chevrolet marketing christened the cars Grand Sports. After a pilot run of five (5) cars, GM brass cancelled the project and ordered the cars destroyed. Zora put away the first two cars, and sent serial #'s 003, 004, and 005 to John Mecum of Houston, Texas who sold the cars to Texans Alan Sevadjian, Delmo Johnson, and Jim Hall. Sevadjian later bought the exclusive rights to Duntov's Grand Sport. The five original cars today are in private collections, and worth millions of dollars. A few select boutique builders such as Mongoose, Superformance, and D&D Corvette have opted to recreate the past, to varying degrees of authenticity. This particular D&D car has a full tube frame which has been powder-coated, sporting a full race suspension. Many components have been custom fabricated from aluminum including but not limited to the gas cap, engine and suspension components. The racing style seats are fabricated in leather. Simpson seat belts and a full roll cage augment the rigidity and safety. The car has power steering, power 4 wheel disc brakes, power windows, and vintage air conditioning, making it a gentleman's racer. Weighing in at approximately 2400 pounds and utilizing a TKO 5 speed transmission, this vehicle is truly one of a kind. I prefer the full length of the wheel flares on this car (see last photo of the red GS replica which doesn't look correct to me). I also prefer the full length side exhaust as many replicas use a shortened version. Superformance Grand Sports as a comparison, start at around $175,000 for a roller without an engine or transmission. When completed one will have well over $220,000 invested depending on wheel, transmission and engine selection, and a two year wait to get one. The original owner of this car spent $218,000 on the build. This vehicle is historically significant and impeccably done with incredible attention to detail. I might entertain a trade, but do not need someone to sell the car for me. I've priced the car well below market value to facilitate the sale. If you are looking for a well engineered, fast, and historically significant car, this will definitely check all of the boxes. Oh, and best of all, this car is titled as a C-2 Corvette (1963-1967), further augmenting its value.”
 
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