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Re: Bradley GT-blast from the past [Re: Kruse] #5221847 09/25/19 03:44 AM
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They were dak-dak based, so were typically gutless, but people put early porsche, and kombi engines in them.

A lot of the owners in the '90s put the ring ding's in them...12A, or 13B


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Re: Bradley GT-blast from the past [Re: Kruse] #5221987 09/25/19 07:20 AM
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Boy you guys are tough on this car. Easy worth 18K. if you are a bug fanatic.

Im sure it drives a good as most porsche of the era.

I help my buddy hop-up his bug and it went and handled great when we were done.
Very porsche like - beuse you know ...

This while was stuffing a 327 into a 74 Vega.

V8 ain't all that. Power yes but Pig weight yes. Real drivers here appear to be a minority.

Me, I rather have a Open Manx buggy for top off Summer fun.

Maybe the next Austin Powers movie in the series could feature this car.


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Re: Bradley GT-blast from the past [Re: Kruse] #5221991 09/25/19 07:24 AM
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All work was done by graduates of the Auto Restoration program at McPherson College in Kansas.


So they added up the hours and put a shop rate to it and got $50k. Poor body gaps, not detailed, nerf bars, white stripe tires? Still a nice effort by students, maybe someone will make an $18.5k donation to the school and get a free car?



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Re: Bradley GT-blast from the past [Re: Kruse] #5222023 09/25/19 08:00 AM
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Original FGlass body kit

What to do about the gaps? No way I would way glass and fill to make gaps nicer.

That perfomance bug engine cant be cheap.

Interior looks good. Who cares about 50 invested. Its all about the sale price.

I guess the car was already purchased or a Raffle Winner from the school -
So I imagine they wont be getting any of this sales proceeds.

Again yo guys are too tough on the lil ugly bug


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Re: Bradley GT-blast from the past [Re: ARCOgraphite] #5222034 09/25/19 08:14 AM
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.. Real drivers here appear to be a minority. ...


Not sure what that comment has to do with a Bradley GT. There was one around here that I recall - might have pumped gas into it once or twice.

Poorly fit, amateurish looking, fiberglass body with a ton of metal flake, sitting on top of a Beetle.

No accounting for taste, I guess. Hard to imagine someone actually paying for that experience.


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Re: Bradley GT-blast from the past [Re: ARCOgraphite] #5222249 09/25/19 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ARCOgraphite
Boy you guys are tough on this car. Easy worth 18K. if you are a bug fanatic.

Im sure it drives a good as most porsche of the era.

I help my buddy hop-up his bug and it went and handled great when we were done.
Very porsche like - beuse you know ...

This while was stuffing a 327 into a 74 Vega.

V8 ain't all that. Power yes but Pig weight yes. Real drivers here appear to be a minority.

Me, I rather have a Open Manx buggy for top off Summer fun.

Maybe the next Austin Powers movie in the series could feature this car.


Real drivers?

Real drivers wouldn’t touch this pig with a ten foot cattle prod.

This is a poser-mobile built on a VW Beetle chassis.

1946 chassis technology, powered by an anemic flat four, with lousy brakes, wrapped in hideous fiberglass.

To say that it looks cool is overly generous, but it’s the only, and I mean only, positive thing I can say about it.


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Re: Bradley GT-blast from the past [Re: Kruse] #5222336 09/25/19 03:15 PM
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if you had to have a two seat German sports car, the Opel GT was the way to go. They quit making them a few years before I could drive.

I can think of a whole handful of early 70's era pocket rocket econoboxes, that would beat this thing like a full house beats two of a kind:

The Opel GT
The Opel Manta, may have been a few years later, but still a neat econo box
The Mazda rotary stuff - really fast ( while it ran )
The Mercury ( Ford Germany ) Capri.
The original Celica

I'm sure there were others


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Re: Bradley GT-blast from the past [Re: skyactiv] #5222437 09/25/19 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by skyactiv
If I was to throw money into a kit car, it'd be a Cobra.

That. At least a kit Cobra is quite simple to build into a rocketship.


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Re: Bradley GT-blast from the past [Re: Kruse] #5222679 09/26/19 02:49 AM
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He'll never get close to half that. A decent one was on my local craigslist for I think a year. From wikipedia : "The GT was the first product sold under the Bradley Automotive name. The car's development was extremely informal, and the cost for prototyping materials was estimated to only have been US$2000."

I believe it.


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Re: Bradley GT-blast from the past [Re: Win] #5222826 09/26/19 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Win
if you had to have a two seat German sports car, the Opel GT was the way to go. They quit making them a few years before I could drive.





Father had a new one. Pretty, but absolutely gutless. Sold it in a week.



Better a Porsche 914 around then.

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Re: Bradley GT-blast from the past [Re: Astro14] #5222839 09/26/19 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by ARCOgraphite
Boy you guys are tough on this car. Easy worth 18K. if you are a bug fanatic.

Im sure it drives a good as most porsche of the era.

I help my buddy hop-up his bug and it went and handled great when we were done.
Very porsche like - beuse you know ...

This while was stuffing a 327 into a 74 Vega.

V8 ain't all that. Power yes but Pig weight yes. Real drivers here appear to be a minority.

Me, I rather have a Open Manx buggy for top off Summer fun.

Maybe the next Austin Powers movie in the series could feature this car.


Real drivers?

Real drivers wouldn’t touch this pig with a ten foot cattle prod.

This is a poser-mobile built on a VW Beetle chassis.

1946 chassis technology, powered by an anemic flat four, with lousy brakes, wrapped in hideous fiberglass.

To say that it looks cool is overly generous, but it’s the only, and I mean only, positive thing I can say about it.


We would have to drive it before commenting. Same can be said about 356 speedster kits, right?

Plus I prefer open cockpit since I have a bit of claustrophobia

But you or I actually cant comment on the driving experience.. We havent driven it.

It has a breathed on 1.6L not 36 HP.

Yes, it's not a Lotus or a TVR or a 914-6

But

Have fun in your Volvo Wagon smile And I will have "fun" in my garbage re-badged Skoda Octavia


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