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    Caddy Coupe CTSV or something like that

    I'm guilty of Corvette ownership, but for a different reason. I think a 10 year old vette is an automotive bargain. You can always find one with only 30K miles, the owner thinking it was a collectible and treated it as such, but reality and KBB was contrary, so it gets sold for $12K~$15K. Where...
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    Caddy Coupe CTSV or something like that

    Mike, That was what I was waiting to hear. As owners of GT 40s, who better to evaluate what the V can do. Since you had one out on a track, you had a chance to wring it out. When folks on the forum comment on a car without ever tracking it like you did, it is more of a personal taste thing...
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    Caddy Coupe CTSV or something like that

    This one will be a lot lighter when I switch it from AGM to lithium. It rides in my dinghy when I'm anchored out for ground transportation. I'm using an Etek motor at 48 volts, peak amps of 400. So peak HP 25+ continuous 7 3/4 hp.
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    Caddy Coupe CTSV or something like that

    Alan, You gotta love the quietness of electric drive, not to mention all available torque at zero rpm. For larger boats, that low rpm torque makes tight maneuvering in port ops child's play. This is how peaceful it is in the kayak. MOV02923 - YouTube
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    Caddy Coupe CTSV or something like that

    Alan, I'm on that front big time, but since I'm retired it is more for personal lifestyle than making a killing in the new lithium economy. I have 3 electric vehicles for highway use, and for R&R I've assembled components that have produced an electric kayak with a 60+ mile range per 2 hour...
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    Caddy Coupe CTSV or something like that

    Ron, Here in the US, 66% of all cars available in our country don't even offer a manual transmission, and of the 34% that do, production numbers favor the auto 30 to 1. The last time I was driving in Europe I'd guess 50% are sticks and every car I rented was a stick. So, 20 years down the...
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    Caddy Coupe CTSV or something like that

    That's OK, flame away. I'm wearing my nomex undies. lol
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    Caddy Coupe CTSV or something like that

    Jimmy, I used to own a specialty auto transport business in SoCal. Due to this I had the chance to drive many desirable cars. Ferrari and cars like it as street driven cars I have no use for. They don't have much off-idle grunt, needing to be spun up to produce any usable power. On the other...
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    Caddy Coupe CTSV or something like that

    Alan, Believe it or not, I share your views. I am a real car guy, not an investor. When I was younger and had less means, I was also upset that "money guys" who could care less about the cars themselves, were bidding them up at auctions and placing them out of my financial reach. If I wasn't a...
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    Caddy Coupe CTSV or something like that

    Valid point Tom. I do drive and enjoy it, but unlike others on the V forum, I won't modify, drive a commute, or out in lousy weather with it. 20 years from now when there are more electric cars than ICE cars, we'll see if there is any value to keeping it as a pristine survivor.
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    Need some history on SPF MK II P 2176

    Been doing good, how about you? Went back to Chattanooga in June to hook up with 150 other bucket-ts. Working on a diesel-electric-solar hybrid catamaran.
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    Need some history on SPF MK II P 2176

    You got your wish Alan Watkins, enjoy your shower. For others that participated on the thread, drift and all, moved here and named by someone else... http://www.gt40s.com/forum/wings-wheels-keels/38870-caddy-coupe-ctsv-something-like.html
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    Caddy Coupe CTSV or something like that

    I see you got your wish Alan. Enjoy your shower.
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    Caddy Coupe CTSV or something like that

    Alan, Sorry to offend you. I figured since I was the OP of this thread, which the members kindly answered my questions keeping me from buying a twisted frame 40, and I hadn't been on the forum for awhile, I would revive this thread. Nothing more than saying I'm still a fan of GT40 replicas but...
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    Caddy Coupe CTSV or something like that

    Re: Need some history on SPF MK II P 2176 Cadillac CTS-V, basic Detroit luxo-rod. Supercharged, intercooled V8, with low production numbers. I remember the $1400 option of the Dodge Hemi back in the 60's and what numbers matching survivors of these cars run for now, so with less than 200 built...
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