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Driving The ‘33 Ford Hot Rod You Can Buy Instead Of Build

anybody seen this story on yahoo?is this a good thing or bad thing for the classic car hobby?i guess this not anything new or different then buying a Cobra replica.what are your thoughts.here is the link
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They arent Chevelles and I don't think it will grow the kit car market by all that much. Cool though.

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It's a true Hot Rod. 2200 lbs and 340 RWHP.

It's a niche market. It will appeal to the same Lawyer/Doctor crowd that thinks owning a Harley would be neat. A year later it's on eBay, with less than 500 miles on it.

It's not my kind of car. If I want a new car that gets attention and goes fast, I"ll buy a new Z06 Vette.

But then, I don't care to have one of those either.

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If I could, I'd love a factory five cobra..if not, a caterham 7 would be a nice tool around car. These are driver involved cars, not the surrounded in crush zones, comfort to the hilt.. these are IN YOU FACE... OOPS I forgot, like chevelles..but I can see the neat factor too.

this will work till the government mandates intelligent driving for us old people....


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It's a true Hot Rod. 2200 lbs and 340 RWHP.

It's a niche market. It will appeal to the same Lawyer/Doctor crowd that thinks owning a Harley would be neat. A year later it's on eBay, with less than 500 miles on it.

It's not my kind of car. If I want a new car that gets attention and goes fast, I"ll buy a new Z06 Vette.

But then, I don't care to have one of those either.
My wife worked for a Dr. that bought a Harley..... it didn't even last a month.....he went down destroyed the bike and spent some time in rehab learning to walk again. Dr.'s don't make good patients, so I think he learned a few new lessons. My Chevelle was the first "New" to me car that even at only 325hp took everything I could throw at it and still drive across country. If I had the money, that old Chevelle would be a tire smoking monster.

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I don't know, I have a little bit of everything to fit most of my car desires. My first car, which is a ratty, rusty POS 51 Chevy 4dr with a serious 383, Muncie and COLD R12 air cond,
A 70 Chevelle conv, SB400, Muncie, straight as an Apache arrow, clean, everything works, full power and COLD air cond.
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A 76 Cutlass with a home built Olds 455 (468), Richmond 5sp, full power and air cond, goes anywhere and is a nice tow vehicle.
An '04 Impala SS we bought new.
A '12 Tahoe we bought new.
And last, a genuine hot rod. The guy said the 33 Ford (with a damn auto tranny) STARTED at $49K------------I gave $16 for the T-bucket------------it's quick, it's fun and it has a Muncie---------------------Hotrods are SUPPOSED to have 3 pedals!

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the cars themselves have to be based on designs that have been out of production for at least 25 years.
I wonder how this will work, as they cannot call their kits "shelby" or "ford" in any way.

Factory Five calls the Shelby Cobra kit "MK4 Roadster", the Shelby Daytona Coupe kit "Type 65 Coupe", and the '33 Ford "33 Hot Rod" to avoid being sued. It's obvious what their design is based on, but can they admit it on paper?

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I have a little bit of everything to fit most of my car desires.
And last, a genuine hot rod.

the 33 Ford (with a damn auto tranny)
Hotrods are SUPPOSED to have 3 pedals!
I'm with Tom on this . Call me Old School, but I'll keep my Genuine Hot Rod! The '39 trans. shifts smoothest with a little double-cluching.
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I'm with Tom on this . Call me Old School, but I'll keep my Genuine Hot Rod! The '39 trans. shifts smoothest with a little double-cluching.
Oh my god, a flatty!!!
I've always thought it would be great to have a 50s style flatty powered 3-window, 5-window, roadster, Vicky, whatever with about a 300ci flatty. Updated to 12volts and 2 carbs (I'm not sure I'd want 3 carbs).
But, the opportunity came along to get the T-bucket and the deal was too good. With a solid lifter SB, Corvette FI, Muncie, early Chevy rear (all of which I rebuild blind folded), I just could not pass it up!!!

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if i had the cash, one of those Factory Five cars would be in my garage.. with the aluminum 5.3 that is currently slated to go into my Camaro sometime this year under the hood backed by a Tremac 5 speed..
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I wonder how this will work, as they cannot call their kits "shelby" or "ford" in any way.

Factory Five calls the Shelby Cobra kit "MK4 Roadster", the Shelby Daytona Coupe kit "Type 65 Coupe", and the '33 Ford "33 Hot Rod" to avoid being sued. It's obvious what their design is based on, but can they admit it on paper?
From the article "...their bodies will need to be licensed from models at least 25 years old". I assume they have to get permission/license from the original manufacturer, and any naming is probably spelled out in that license.

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Oh my god, a flatty!!!
I've always thought it would be great to have a 50s style flatty powered 3-window, 5-window, roadster, Vicky, whatever with about a 300ci flatty. Updated to 12volts and 2 carbs (I'm not sure I'd want 3 carbs).
But, the opportunity came along to get the T-bucket and the deal was too good. With a solid lifter SB, Corvette FI, Muncie, early Chevy rear (all of which I rebuild blind folded), I just could ot pass it up!!!
A fenderless '30-31 Model A coupe with a flathead V8 and a '32 grille is near the top of my must-have list. Need to thin the herd and finish a few projects first though...

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Another vote for the flathead powered Model A.

What I have learned from my cars is that I like building engines and going faster, like to be comfortable, and do not much care for fixing up the rest of the car.... The Model A would be able to try my turbo 2.3, a flathead, a 454, a 312 and a turbo 5.4, over time. That would be fun.

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I can only presume those replica hotrods have computer controlled engines and probably they all have auto trannys.
Does no one know what a real HOTROD is any more?????????????

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Several times during the first two minutes of the video it clearly shows a clutch pedal. You can tell the car is a stick shift from the sound it makes when pulling away from a dead stop.

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