Hi Ron, Welcome! So you're thinking of a CAV. Nice! Before I bought I researched all the GT40's available and after spending endless hours of reading and studying the different manufacturercars I bought a CAV. I love the car and have been very pleased with the fit and finish and the service I have received from CAV both in the USA and in South Africa. I noted your Avatar indicates you live in NC which as you probably know is where the CAV US Distributor is located. I had the pleasure of spending time with Johann, the CAV rep, and was delighted with his help and knowledge of the car. My car is a pre 100 car and while I love the stainless steel chassis and the fit and finish of the interior the 100 plus serial numbered cars are even better. Johann's Gulf car was spectacular. Sure I'm biased but I feel very strongly about the car I purchased and the quality of the parts used. The truth is in the service after the sale and even though I did not buy my car from Johann he has treated me like family ever since I became an owner of a CAV GT40. Good Luck with your purchase. You will not regret it. The thrill of driving my car on the open roads is something I will take to my grave. GT40 ownership is a dream come true and I'm happy to say I made a very wise choice. Please feel free to contact me by PM if you'd like to speak more about your decision.
Ron, anything I can do to help don't hesitate to contact me. Living in NC as you do you have the world at your feet when it comes to engine builders. Beware though there is one builder in your area to steer well clear of. This forum has a thread or two on them with some major issues so caveat emptor. All the best....BTW have you decided on color as yet? Mine is yellow with black, 347 stroker, w/ 4 44IDF webers, 15" BRM's, twin nostril nose, and MK II rear brake snorkels. Livin the dream...
Love the thoughts on color, engine and tranny selection. As many have said on this site....tranny first, engine second. Should be a real screamer....don't know about you but I can't wait to see it in the flesh. As for the wife....can't offer any input...never married. Does that make me smart?
Welcome Ron and hope you love yours as much as I love mine, this of course can mean the car or/and the wife ;-) As for putting "stuff" in it a female friend of ours once said, "As long as you have room for a toothbrush and a thong" I started wearing thongs the very next day! Pause for mental image followed by a series of throwing up noises - Whatever you end up with for trim, colour, engine, transmission etc, I'm sure it will take a lot to wipe the grin from your face once you are behind the wheel.