Build a gt40.... challenge accepted

hello my name is Ralph i live in the Houston area i attend many of the car shows where i live and the gt40 is rare to see. I am a GM fan and will always be but lately i have been disappointed by their models ( In love with the LS series motors ) but Shelby cars have a certain BAM!!! i have decided to build a gt40 I have been doing research and found that if i had decided to build one several years ago it would have been a little easier i am having trouble finding a good kit manufacture i have been to this site Ford GT40 Kits and Bodies and found that most of these companies dont make a gt40 kit anymore i have only found RF, CAV, Tornado, and RCR, still making the gt40 kit FFR makes the GTM and for that Price it is tempting but it is not a gt40 (curious to see if they will make a gt40 now that Carroll Shelby has died RIP) I am interested in the CAV so i gave them a call and i couldn't get any pricing info from them and i am a little worried that their STAINLESS STEEL chassis will be much heavier than companies using aluminum can someone give me a list of manufactures currently selling gt40 kits or a link to a thread asking the same thing thanks

If you want an actual "kit", Tornado may be your best bet. CAV does do a "kit", that is, an unassembled car I understand. And of course RCR does a kit.

I would not count on Factory Five doing a GT40 as Shelby was not keeping them from it, Shelby held no rights to the car or design, they were merely a factory team racing the cars.
ERA still makes kits.

I don't think you will find a significant difference in weight between stainless and aluminum. But, if it's really an issue, Tornado has a carbon fiber option.
Welcome Ralph, I'm concerned about your comments regarding the CAV cars. Did you check the US website or try to contact their US Rep (Johann Keyser) directly? He's a great guy who can answer all your questions and has direct links to Jean Foure (Factory Owner) in South Africa. Johann's # is (919) 924 9891. Good Luck which ever way you chose to go.


Dave Hood

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Ralph, you may also want to consider purchasing a completed car. In this market it would be less expensive (and of course much less time) than building. There are a number of CAV and RCR cars on the market currently. All with very low mileage.