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09-25-2008, 08:13 AM
I came across this today. Anyone seen it before?


Mickey Richaud
09-25-2008, 08:16 AM
Hi, Bob -

Haven't seen that one. It does look good, but with the cockpit heat reputation of a regular GT6, I'd bet that one would be pretty toasty!


09-25-2008, 08:19 AM
kinda front heavy I bet!

Mickey Richaud
09-25-2008, 08:28 AM
kinda front heavy I bet!

Nah - lighter than the six; it's aluminum!

09-25-2008, 08:41 AM
163 mph top speed? Not me.

09-25-2008, 08:48 AM
Bet it hauls the mail!

09-25-2008, 09:10 AM
my old 73' GT6 was kinda light in the front end at speeds over 75 mph, I can just imagine how that car handles....


09-25-2008, 01:56 PM
Yes, I well remember it. Almost bought it myself some years ago, and kick myself for not doing it.

Very nicely built car, superbly documented.

09-25-2008, 02:17 PM
Neat looking car. Is there any more info about it? (specifically: how)

09-25-2008, 02:45 PM
Neat looking car. Is there any more info about it? (specifically: how)

(specifically: WHY!)

09-25-2008, 02:49 PM
That's all I found. If i get a chance I'll look for more info.

The text says the engine is 110 pounds lighter than the 2000 six. I know the diff is heavier than a triumph unit. But that weight will be toward the rear. Should be an interesting car to drive. If you don't roast your shoes.

09-25-2008, 03:03 PM
(specifically: WHY!)

If you have to ask why... :nonono: :wink:

09-25-2008, 04:00 PM
Yup, I actually tried to purchase that GT8 from the former owner, a guy in WA named "Doc", can't remember his last name.
I called and discussed it on the phone with him. He wanted to sell it locally, he said, so I dropped it.

Seems he sold it to someone in "Denver", not exactly local. Oh well . . .

Allegedly a well-done conversion. Lots of fun to drive, no doubt. :crazyeyes: