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Old 4th January 2017, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Identifying my CAV.

Can someone here help me identify my CAV, ?. I bought it in 2010 from a Danish insurance company as a burned out wreck (without a vin number), exported from USA some years before 2010.
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Old 4th January 2017, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Identifying my CAV.

Pics of the front and rear suspension would help.
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Old 4th January 2017, 09:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Identifying my CAV.

Jonny, CAV maintains a database of their cars including color and owner - you may be able to track it down that way. Contact them through the website and they'll no doubt try to help - good folks.
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Old 5th January 2017, 04:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Identifying my CAV.

Thanks Cliff, good advice, I will try that :-).

My guess is that it is one of the early CAV cars.

Here are a few pics of the front/rear.
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Old 5th January 2017, 06:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Identifying my CAV.

I is one of the very first CAV built cars using a copy of the GTD chassis. IF you were to try rebuild this car do not use any of the suspension components ( I have a list of major faults on these units ) and replace the chassis. If you go any further talk to Mick Sollis of SouthernGT , he had several chassis from CAV when they gave up the spaceframe for the Stainless Mono cars, and I am sure he can advise you.
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Old 6th January 2017, 01:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Identifying my CAV.

Jonny, based on the pictures is there anything left to rebuild? If the frame, suspension, interior, wiring and body work are gone, what's left.
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Old 6th January 2017, 01:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Identifying my CAV.

Wow, sad end for this car ! Do you know what happened to set it on fire ? And I wonder too if there's anything salvageable ... Maybe the engine and gearbox ?
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Old 6th January 2017, 06:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Identifying my CAV.

Cav #72 has the same colors, but different sceme.
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Old 6th January 2017, 08:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Identifying my CAV.

Well actually there is a lot of parts that can be reused, but since I want a monocoque, almost no parts will intercange, exept for the wheels, Weber intake and coilovers perhaps.

I think it was a leak from a hose to the carbs that started the fire. Very sad for the car of cause, but on the other hand, the fire was also my entry to the GT40.
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