These transkits are really nice.....but the prices are prohibitive for most builders. Too bad. If I wasn't trying to do 12 WIPS at the same time (actually haven't worked on any for a couple of years while moving) I would go back to the Lola and jump on the transkit for at least the AM engine.
Then, I go down the list of BBK detail stuff and my wish list grows until I could but a real car for what it would cost me. Sigh.
You are doing a great job on this, Ken. About 10+ years ago I searched and searched and found the "clear body" version from Protar. It cost stupid money for what the model turned out to be as the "clear" body was not very clear and had too many distortions. Kinda hard to fix that, so I sold it all. I'd still like to build two of the F40 race versions, and held onto a few of the Revell "slightly detailed" versions. Dunno if I'll ever get to them, but that engine is very nice. I used one of the V8's in my '37 Cord custom. Odd, but a good choice to hook up to the Cord's front wheel drive. Please keep giving us pics.
I tried to post a pic, but nothing happens. You can click on the Fotki link below, my albums, my models built, page 8, #189 or 014.JPG.
I always thought that nose drooped to low...and those wheel openings are really screwy for sure. I was so hoping it could be salvaged, but I'll probably sell both kits after looking at this. One is totally original, the other has been primed, the wheels weathered, and some other detailing started. I just never got back to it because it seemed oddly proportioned.