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Goldy
18-09-2015, 15:02
So I have a hankering at building some sort of kit car, possibly mx5 based. I have been considering the tribute mx250 GTO as a modern retro possibility.

This came up on eBay near me so I thought I'd go and have a look as it potentially would be cheaper to buy one someone has already built. http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/171927647001?ul_ref=http%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2F rover%2F0%2Fe11021.m43.l1120%2F7%3Feuid%3Dd5352194 2a674add8eb5a4906cf3d1b1%26loc%3Dhttp%253A%252F%25 2Fcgi.ebay.co.uk%252Fws%252FeBayISAPI.dll%253FView Item%2526item%253D171927647001%26srcrot%3De11021.m 43.l1120%26rvr_id%3D0&_mwBanner=1

Anyway to sum up, it was utterly shite, poorly put together 4 miss matched wheels, interior was ropey, overspray all over the place, wheel liners hanging off, fuel cap badly fitted, no paperwork other than an mot, boot badly fitted and to top it off the engine wouldn't start.

I'm thinking it's going to be better to build my own....

Torero
18-09-2015, 15:11
Go for it Simon, that is one good looking car and even as a replica it carries bucket loads of kudos and will hold it's price.

MX5s are cheap as chips and fun to hoon, I can't see any reason why not to build your own. :thumbsup:

Phaeton
18-09-2015, 15:20
Just don't put Ferrari badges on it, sorry one of my pet hates, it's a kitcar replica, don't try making it into something it's not, it least it won't have a plastic engine in the back.


Modern recreation of the 1962 Ferrari GTO .The last one sold for 22M

Really what has this fact got to do with a Mazda MX5 with a fibreglass body put on?

Goldy
18-09-2015, 15:38
Just don't put Ferrari badges on it, sorry one of my pet hates, it's a kitcar replica, don't try making it into something it's not, it least it won't have a plastic engine in the back.



Really what has this fact got to do with a Mazda MX5 with a fibreglass body put on?
I fully agree with all of that. It's not a replica. I fancy one with straight through exhaust and wire wheels... Probably a drop top...

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2015/09/150.jpg

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2015/09/151.jpg

cdwood2010
18-09-2015, 16:11
That is fucking lovely Simon. If you have the garage space, jfdi.

I've still got to sort out a kit with JH Classics for the 2GR.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2015/09/152.jpg

Incidentally, John is now doing GTO body kits. Might be worth giving him a call, he is a really nice bloke and loves working closely on projects.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2015/09/153.jpg

Phaeton
18-09-2015, 16:19
I like them for what they are, not for what they are trying to be.

thomp1983
18-09-2015, 19:48
decent looking mx5 for sale on imoc at the minute

Goldy
18-09-2015, 19:52
decent looking mx5 for sale on imoc at the minute
Thanks Chris, realistically I'm not going to embark on a car project until this time next year :-(

snowtigger
18-09-2015, 22:50
There are quite a few nice mx5 kits out there and loads of tuning potential have a look at this one http://www.widowsportscars.co.uk

Goldy
18-09-2015, 22:59
There are quite a few nice mx5 kits out there and loads of tuning potential have a look at this one http://www.widowsportscars.co.uk
I saw that today, very pretty, tvr-esq almost. However it's dear and looks like a lot of work.

snowtigger
18-09-2015, 23:01
I did say on fb that it had a touch of tvr in it but they also talk about the 1uzfe engine install using the 328 bmw gearbox which sounded interesting

Goldy
18-09-2015, 23:43
I did say on fb that it had a touch of tvr in it but they also talk about the 1uzfe engine install using the 328 bmw gearbox which sounded interesting
Mmmmm I'm wondering about what engines fit an mx5, the engine bay looks like it has a bit of space. There was a 1.8v6 at Jae, v8 would be nice though Mazdas high power offerings are all rotary engines :-(

snowtigger
18-09-2015, 23:47
There's also a very nice z3 body kit if going German http://www.bertinigt25.com
I know it's not jap but a top spec z3 and this body kit have a hint of z8 about them

Goldy
18-09-2015, 23:51
Mmm, tribute have just released a Z3 based Ferrari swb replica that is quite tasty...

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2015/09/154.jpg

Goldy
18-09-2015, 23:59
http://www.bmwpoweredkitcars.com/

snowtigger
19-09-2015, 00:18
That's a 250lm in the back ground very rare I wonder what that is based on, if only there was a miura kitcar

cdwood2010
19-09-2015, 09:25
Suddenly......

http://lamborghinimiura.co.uk/

Goldy
19-09-2015, 10:34
Suddenly......

http://lamborghinimiura.co.uk/
Amazing though if I had that sort of money to spend I might build a stratos...

snowtigger
19-09-2015, 10:56
They've gone very quiet according to the kitcar fraternity as loads of people have been asking about that kit even me