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    Re: Ultimate replica

    For the obsessed, surely the only acceptable goal is a genuine car, no? Anything else, including the no doubt accurate latest offering from Gerry is still ‘just’ a replica, no matter how faithful it is.

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    And a replica or a kit car will always be that, even a so called "Original" was a 'Kit Car', it just happened to be assembled by an organisation that also produced general production cars. So in my opinion, ours have an authenticity of their own, just happen to be manufactured 50 years or so later.

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    Re: Ultimate replica

    The originals were homolgation specials, not kit cars. They were indeed ‘bitsas’ in many ways of course, but then lots of cars are.

    A decent replica is a decent replica and should be recognised and applauded for what it is, I agree.

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    Re: Ultimate replica

    Quote Originally Posted by NoCorseChris View Post
    They were indeed ‘bitsas’ in many ways of course, but then lots of cars are.
    I know that Lotus' always have been, but the Elise S1 is a classic case:
    SAAB 9-3 centre brake lamp
    Metro hub flanges
    MGF engine/box
    Corsa B column and stalks
    Peugeot 106 dash switches
    Chevette/Kadett C suspension ball joints etc. etc.

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    Re: Ultimate replica

    What we mustn't get into here is the "this is right and that's wrong" argument. The whole point of the Strat rep scene that's developed over the years is that there isn't a right or wrong way to build your car, including how far you go in replicating the original. For me it has to be RHD cos I won't be going abroad (most likely), and I embrace the modern brakes and aircon, etc offered by LB. I don't understand the LHD thing, unless you do a lot of kerb-crawling , but if that's what you want, go for it. Same with it having to be an Alfa motor. So long as the looks are right, i.e. it could have been produced in the factory, I'm happy. Others will have their own list of must-haves on a Strat rep. Gerry's steel-tubbed offering is/will be a fabulous thing, but not for me ta. I've no doubt he'll sell loads to those who demand total authenticity, but that doesn't make it either superior or inferior to his own current offering, nor the LB. I think it's great that there's another option, and more power to his elbow, and indeed any other bits that get involved in Strat construction
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    Re: Ultimate replica

    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    I don't think the shell is from Gartrac, Colin.
    More probably sourced in Italy, or elsewhere in Europe?
    The monocoque steel chassis is coming from Italy and the Dino engine from Germany through France with some friend’s help!
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    Re: Ultimate replica

    Quote Originally Posted by Normb666 View Post
    The whole point of the Strat rep scene that's developed over the years is that there isn't a right or wrong way to build your car,
    You haven't seen mine yet! ...

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    Re: Ultimate replica

    The right way to build any car is the way you want to imo.

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    Re: Ultimate replica

    Quote Originally Posted by NoCorseChris View Post
    The originals were homolgation specials, not kit cars. They were indeed ‘bitsas’ in many ways of course, but then lots of cars are.

    A decent replica is a decent replica and should be recognised and applauded for what it is, I agree.
    Isn't the term for (near) exact replicas 'toolroom recreations' these days? Or summat.

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    Re: Ultimate replica

    Ah yes, toolroom copies. Gotta be careful bandying the "tool" appellation though, in case anyone mistakes that to which you refer....

    It can all get a bit "serious" though, can't it? Let's not forget these cars, and this pastime, are all about fun and enjoyment. Or that's supposed to be the idea anyway!

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