Join Date: May 2003
Location: The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
I have long been amazed at how many Ferrari designs are lifted to other cars. The GTO's cam tail was all the rage at the time that Shelby's guys built the coupe but I had not seen the two lined up like that. Interesting.
The coupe replica was originally done by Contemporary Classic Motor Cars in Mamaroneck NY. It was a very good replica. It was a hand made copy of a hand made car. The project's engineer equiped it with a big block Ford and took it to the salt flats. He was going over 200 mph (206 I think) when both doors blew open. The cabin had pressurized. He redisgned the nose to bring most of the air over the top of the car and tried again but this time he had problems with the driver programable fuel injection. I don't think he took it to the flats again but he was confident that it was capable of 250 mph. This gentleman does not have an engineering degree or a whole lot of schooling period. But man can he solve problems. Engines, suspension, aerodynamics, he can do it. Just a little ole Italian with a simple workbench and a passion for speed.
Nothing good has ever been accomplished without enthusiasm !