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Old 10-11-2003, 09:34 PM
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It looks like Reliable Carriers Inc.will have the privilege of doing the delivery of the Gt in the United States.Really a neat piece we also do all the shipments of the Dodge viper.
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Old 10-11-2003, 11:16 PM
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damn!!!! hey 46 can you send one of those my way???
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Old 02-01-2004, 06:29 PM
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I want one!!!!

The ad in the Superbowl said at the bottom"Obviously a professional driver"
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:11 PM
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My local dealer quoted me a price of over 400,000 I told
him I could buy a real GT-40 for less. The dealers are trying to get rich on this one, with only 1 car per dealership
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:25 PM
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nice car.... slightly larger than the original GT-40... Anyone remember the bubble they had to put in the door to accommodate the helmet on Dan Gurney because he was so much bigger than the other drivers?
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I thought it was odd that the car isnt called the GT-40. Turns out that Ford let the rights to the name lapse, and now someone that builds a GT 40 kit car actually owns the name. They offered to sell it back to ford, but they wanted huge $$$$. Ford passed.
The original got its name because the car's roofline was 40" high. So i guess GT-44.3 doesnt have the same ring to it.....Sweet car though.
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Old 02-01-2004, 08:31 PM
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If my memory serves me correctly... Ford didn't build the chassis.... they were built in England by a constructor. I think the guy that owned the company is still around... I know back in the 80's you could still buy a GT-40 chassis. Unfortunately they were right hooks. Carrol Shelby was brought in later to help develop the car for racing. The early ones weren't very competitive.
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I guess Ford seen too many Vipers selling. I bet they would sell good
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Old 02-01-2004, 09:20 PM
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Saw it at the Detroit auto show - they had a billet license plate on the back that read:

"Built in Detroit. That's right, Detroit."

Same thing on the 2005 'Stang, only it read:

"Built in Detroit, as God intended."

Definitely some attitude at the Ford display...
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tom cat your a luckey man and good luck with the account
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