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"Glossary of terms" for cars by the late Denis Jenkinson

Originally Posted by oz3litre View Post
The fact that it has the spare engine from the original car and a period 6C chassis also makes our replica special compared to the others I think. It featured at the Melbourne Grand Prix in 2010, doing several laps of the circuit. I have not seen it since it was sent back to Melbourne and fitted with its engine.

Sorry about the oxymoron. I should have known better.
Dear Oz3Litre,

Have a look at this thread on the "Glossary of terms" written by the late Denis Jenkinson. These terms will better classify cars such as the one we are talking about here. It would probably be called a "resurrection" in my opinion. What do you think of this term?


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Hi Olaf.

That is a very interesting read. Thanks for posting the link. I will keep a copy for future reference. I think it describes the different types of old racing cars very well. It also explains what happens to racing cars over the years. I have always thought it strange that people will criticise something like a GTA because it has the wrong air box or some other minor component. As Denis Jenkinson says, to get a completely original racing car it would have to be purchased new and immediately mothballed. Racing cars are always being tinkered with in the quest for competition success.

I agree with you that the 6c Ala Spessa in question can probably be best described as a "resurrection" due to it having the spare engine from the original. If it didn't have that engine then it might be considered to be a "re-construction". It is interesting because in this case the car started out as a re-construction and by chance turned out to be a resurrection.

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2004 GT 3.2 V6 (Stromboli Grey).
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