Still batting 1000 but I think I am going to loose it on this one. Intitially I thought it was real. That was based on the headlight covers...too good for a model, plus the detail inside the headlights. Then, I changed my my mind based on the external door hinge. I dont remember that on the REAL car, so it is a model.
The original car had a chrome roll bar, but the restored 1:1 is black. The restored 1:1 sits on Goodyears, not Firestones. DEFINITELY A VERY GOOD MODEL.
I haven't decided yet. Originally it was bought to do the Canadian Comstock Racing Team GT40 that ran at Sebring in '66'. There are so many cool gt40's to choose from, it seems a shame to just paint it white. I have seen a dark blue one (#9) with orange/red trim that appeals. It will be awhile before I have to make that decision, besides, it will keep everyone in suspense:-)
Thanks Bill, appreciate the support. I have never tackled anything this major, even I am surprised at how well it is going. Still, I have ample time for a major screw-up in which case it will get relegated to the back burner for a long long time.
This one (a real one, not a replica) belongs to a friend in Atlanta and on the odd occassion I get to drive it. This is only one of three built by Ford. I think it is appraised in the 7 figure category. I also got to drive a Superformance continuation GT40 with a Roush big block with 565hp at Road Atlanta. It took a week to get the stupid grin off my face.