After many years of waiting and researching and many questions answered by many of the people here - thank you all! I’m moving forward with my speedster build. Greg / Vintage Motorcars will build the car and I’ve decided to have Pat Downs build the motor, will cost a little more, but I think we’ll worth the investment.
I’ve sent Pat a deposit this afternoon so I’m officially in the que for my build which should be done late Feb / early March. He’s recommended a 2017cc motor with A1 sidewinder exhaust producing 140hp.
Next is to fly down and meet with Greg to go over the build specifications. Some must haves - heated seats, beehive taillights, oil cooler....like-to-haves- leather, louvered deck lid, under-dash E-brake. Its starting to add up close to $40K so may need to manage some of the expenses.
My biggest challenge- exterior color! I definitely want to go with dark brown - tabacco color interior. Thinking either Slate Grey, Stone Grey or Seal Grey exterior. Tough decision- not sure how I’ll make it but need to decide.
Anyway - just wanted to share. I’m excited to finally be moving forward!