The Truth About Cars » kit car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:59:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 1972 “Gazelle” Mercedes-Benz SSK Replica http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1972-gazelle-mercedes-benz-ssk-replica/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1972-gazelle-mercedes-benz-ssk-replica/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1272065 Trying to track down the history of all the varieties of fiberglass-bodied kit cars intended to look something like the Mercedes-Benz SSK will drive you crazy in a hurry because so many companies building these cars popped up in the 1970s and 1980s. You could build an “SSK” based on hardware from a Chevy Chevette, a […]

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Trying to track down the history of all the varieties of fiberglass-bodied kit cars intended to look something like the Mercedes-Benz SSK will drive you crazy in a hurry because so many companies building these cars popped up in the 1970s and 1980s. You could build an “SSK” based on hardware from a Chevy Chevette, a […]

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Down On The New Hampshire Street: World’s Nicest Bradley GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/down-on-the-new-hampshire-street-worlds-nicest-bradley-gt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/down-on-the-new-hampshire-street-worlds-nicest-bradley-gt/#comments Thu, 19 May 2011 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395422 As we all know, 99 and many more nines percent of VW-pan-based fiberglass kit cars were never completed, instead clogging up garages until enraged spouses and/or landlords gave them the heave-ho. That makes the ones that actually got finished extremely rare… and well-built, good-looking examples? There’s probably one per time zone. This Bradley GT was […]

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As we all know, 99 and many more nines percent of VW-pan-based fiberglass kit cars were never completed, instead clogging up garages until enraged spouses and/or landlords gave them the heave-ho. That makes the ones that actually got finished extremely rare… and well-built, good-looking examples? There’s probably one per time zone. This Bradley GT was […]

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Quote Of The Day: Shelby Cobra And The Pursuit Of Distinctiveness Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/quote-of-the-day-shelby-cobra-and-the-pursuit-of-distinctiveness-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/quote-of-the-day-shelby-cobra-and-the-pursuit-of-distinctiveness-edition/#comments Fri, 05 Nov 2010 17:19:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=371574 It is one thing to recognize the legendary status of Mr. Shelby and the original Cobras, including the 427 S/C, and quite another to assert that purchasers and potential purchasers view Cobra continuations or replicas, sold primarily as kits, which employ the Cobra 427 S/C Design as coming from a single source.  The fact that […]

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It is one thing to recognize the legendary status of Mr. Shelby and the original Cobras, including the 427 S/C, and quite another to assert that purchasers and potential purchasers view Cobra continuations or replicas, sold primarily as kits, which employ the Cobra 427 S/C Design as coming from a single source.  The fact that […]

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The Cobra And The Cheetah: A Muscle Car Tale (Part Two) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/the-cobra-and-the-cheetah-a-muscle-car-tale-part-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/the-cobra-and-the-cheetah-a-muscle-car-tale-part-two/#comments Wed, 08 Sep 2010 18:43:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=365071 Part One of this piece can be found here. Were it not for an act of God, the fecklessness of General Motors’ executives and the difference between a self-promoting Texan and a Californian willing to walk away from it all, the many Cobras you see, real and ersatz, would be joined by another predator, Bill […]

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Part One of this piece can be found here. Were it not for an act of God, the fecklessness of General Motors’ executives and the difference between a self-promoting Texan and a Californian willing to walk away from it all, the many Cobras you see, real and ersatz, would be joined by another predator, Bill […]

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Solution To Saab Woes: Build A New 900 Turbo From Kit – Today! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/solution-to-saab-woes-build-your-own-brand-new-900-turbo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/solution-to-saab-woes-build-your-own-brand-new-900-turbo/#comments Sat, 13 Mar 2010 17:56:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=348868 Bad weather frustrating your itch to work on the project car? ADD scare you away from building a kit car? Always wanted a Saab 900 Turbo? The solution is at hand: download the complete kit here, print it on some heavier stock than usual, get out the X-acto knife and some glue, and build away. […]

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Bad weather frustrating your itch to work on the project car? ADD scare you away from building a kit car? Always wanted a Saab 900 Turbo? The solution is at hand: download the complete kit here, print it on some heavier stock than usual, get out the X-acto knife and some glue, and build away. […]

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