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    Stratos Bodyshell

    There are some immaculate replicas around, Jaguars, Ford Gt40s, Cobras, Ferraris etc.
    Some are closer to the original then others, merely clothing humbler donor vehicles.
    We are well served by the Stratos kit manufacturers, most onlookers cannot tell the cars from the real thing.
    The give-aways are real cars are left hand drive, most kits are right.
    Most kits don't have the Ferrari Dino engine.
    Centre cockpit compartment is in steel, kits are all glass-fibre.
    There are many other detail differences, but the cars can be built very close to original if you have the time and dedication.
    I have a local firm that is prepared to re-manufacture Stratos cockpit compartments in steel, if there is interest.
    They could also, and would prefer, to re-manufacture entire Stratos chassis, but they would need the necessary dimensions from an original car.
    I guess that is not going to happen....
    Any thoughts...?
    Struan
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    Re: Stratos Bodyshell

    Re-inventing the wheel Struan? Or is it following in footsteps?

    http://gto-tech.com

    You could speak to David Hanman who may know more about these replica chassis?

    Guy

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    Yes, it is a different route Guy, closer to home.
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    Re: Stratos Bodyshell

    Good luck with the project Struan, hope it comes together!

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    Re: Stratos Bodyshell

    For those trying to find the information http://gto-tech.com/products/chassis/
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    Re: Stratos Bodyshell

    It's a mightily impressive piece of work. I'm presuming the price will be just as impressive?

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    Re: Stratos Bodyshell

    Quote Originally Posted by LPH_UK View Post
    It's a mightily impressive piece of work. I'm presuming the price will be just as impressive?
    The buyer of my Corse was tempted to order this GTO Tech chassis and said it's circa 50kú...Not sure he exaggerated!!
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    Re: Stratos Bodyshell

    50 k is something lower in price if you compare to a Glenscoe GT 40 chassis !!!!
    beside the fact actually is quite possible to built an " in period" sort of continuation of a strat ( chassis , uprights , AP brakes , gear box casing and lower engine case plus all internals
    remanufactured in Italy , France ,UK) what will be the use of such car ?
    Obtaining HTP papers is a ver tuff and long work and need to be very very very introduced on the FIA offices and penetrate the loby of those Marshalls helped by rich ownerswho are protecting
    the value of those toys
    very few companies ( Glenscoe for the GT 40 continuations , Karcraft for the MK4 continuations ans some few others for Chevron , lola and Porsche prototypes) are on this very closed and small Historic rebuilders" world"!!!!!

    50 k for the chassis will mean rouhtly ( with the actual value informations collected and to be verified) that the total amount for purchasing all items will be more or less
    180/200 k ( including engine built with original remanufactured injection ) so adding some labor and paint could be a total of 260/280 K ?
    It's alway about half value of an auctioned original one ? ( and half price of an GT 40 continuation )
    This is why that small world is so nicely closed and protected

    Just for information some years ago a swedish company did all the presstools , welding tolls , casting tools and a serie of 10 steel monocoque chassis and parts for GT40 and they where kickly and absolutly "rejected " from that small world of historic rebuilders !!!!!

    Struan
    Your project seems interesting and nice on tecnical point of view ; it will be interesting too to know for what purpose it will be done .....

    I guess you know there was at Stoneleigh this year a company advertising the possibility to scan bodies at very very low prices
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    Re: Stratos Bodyshell

    Right Michel!

    The final price for building one FIA reconstruction ( Gelsoe GT 40 or Lancia 037 by Vaison sport ) is circa 300k at least!!
    Gelscoe and Lancia 037 have HTP FIA for historic racing...Not sure for this GTO Tech Stratos!
    Last edited by Stratie.fr; 08-11-2017 at 12:06.

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    Re: Stratos Bodyshell

    Humm from what I know recently an Gelscoe GT40 is more circa 450/500 !!!!

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