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Anyone on here know the history of the silver CGT that was re-bodied within the first year of its life, I have spoken to the person that owns the re-bodied car and the known history of that car has been pretty well documented in adverts, but, I'd like to know what happened to the shell and engine when it was swapped over, is there any chance its still sitting somewhere? or got used as a race car? ive recently aquired a G31 transaxle that I believe is a carrera GT box and possibly from this car as it looks to have very low klms, not much info on the net about them except that the GT transaxle serial number starts with 3103 as my box does, it would be great to put it all back together if its sitting somewhere, long shot but worth a try... I think the car was delivered to Hamiltons and apparently well known within the Porsche club Vic community. Ryan 0405327025

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The owner of the current re-bodied car surely wouldn’t want the original chassis being put back on the road.  It creates all sorts of provenance issues.  

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Doesn't the idea of a rebody suggest that all of the running gear went in to the new body. 

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I remember reading an English magazine years ago with a story on an "important" Mini Cooper S with international rally history.

The running gear was replaced a few times and then some time later the body was written off by an amateur. So they re-shelled it.

Maybe the steering wheel was still original.

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1 hour ago, Airhead said:

I remember reading an English magazine years ago with a story on an "important" Mini Cooper S with international rally history.

The running gear was replaced a few times and then some time later the body was written off by an amateur. So they re-shelled it.

Maybe the steering wheel was still original.

My dad still has my grand fathers original axe from 50 years ago. It has gone through 3 handles and 2 heads so far but still going strong :D 

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1 hour ago, Airhead said:

I remember reading an English magazine years ago with a story on an "important" Mini Cooper S with international rally history.

The running gear was replaced a few times and then some time later the body was written off by an amateur. So they re-shelled it.

Maybe the steering wheel was still original.

Standard for any rally car, pretty much the only original parts are likely to be the VIN tags and registration number. Even the VIN tags can be remade.

Our family rally car was a Mk1 Escort VIN & registration, in a Mk2 1300 Popular shell with a GM engine. That shell was the 4th one we’d used with those tags & reg, lost count of how many engines we’d used (one was in my road car!) yet it was still the same car as far as the authorities were concerned. Triggers broom 👍

I know of a current rally driver who runs 2 Mk2 Escorts with the same registration number and VIN, one has a Millington engine, the other a GM. One goes to overseas events, the other stays relatively local. Normal practice, even the factory did it back in the day.

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Yes, re-body is the wrong way of describing the car as it sits now, many of the parts from the original Gt were swapped over but it appears the engine/trans were not for whatever reason, the car has the GT interior, rear hatch/spoiler, brakes, turbo, intercooler, steering wheel and GT body parts from the original GT (im going off what the owner says in his previous advert - its still on a website - 'cars from uk' and although not on any other sites at present its still for sale).

I dont know if there was a carrera GT written off or not, if all of the above story is true I guess there is a small chance the gearbox I have came out of that car but its all speculation, im just hoping somebody can confirm if it all happened and if it did, where did the rest of the original GT end up.

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Russell Sturzaker of Porsche club VIC could be your source to provide some info. He owns a GT himself and has been around the scene for a long time. Not sure if he is on this forum or not.

Cheers

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Thanks, I’ll try contacting him :) I have since found out that there may have been two Australian carrera gt’s that were written off very early in their life.... 

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4 hours ago, Rod C said:

Russell Sturzaker of Porsche club VIC could be your source to provide some info. He owns a GT himself and has been around the scene for a long time. Not sure if he is on this forum or not.

Cheers

Now there's a name I haven't heard for a long, long time (over 30 years ago). Got a photo of a black one delivered to Chateau Moteur back in the early 80's. Must find it and post a pic of it.

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On 21/07/2019 at 19:34, MFX said:

My dad still has my grand fathers original axe from 50 years ago. It has gone through 3 handles and 2 heads so far but still going strong :D 

At least the hands prints on the handle would still be the same..... oh wait.

 

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