Everything is up to personal preference and how much money you want to spend. I am keeping my turbine wheels and keeping it 4 lug. I will ad a spacer to the wheels with extended lug nuts to push them out a bit more. When you spend money on something like rims you are not going to get that back when you sell the car.
There was no exterior badges for the GT that I recall. The GT2 had a metal badge in the front and in the rear. I can make the side graphics for $45 per set plus shipping. You can find examples in the forums.
Update: Seller ended the auction with the reason being " This listing was ended by the seller because there was an error in the listing" Still had half a day left. Seems to me it was just code word for "Holy nuts we are going to lose our ass on this one" It was only at $2500 or so at the time they closed it.
This was the description ...
This unrestored car has all of its original parts. The gullwing doors and back window are removable. A true survivor, it was stored away many years ago. Features include air conditioning, hidden headlamps and 8-track radio. Built on a 1969 Volkswagen chassis, it is powered by a 1,600cc motor with 4-speed manual transmission. This car has been driven less than 6,000 miles since its completion in 1976. It runs outstandingly well, has been serviced and is ready to go. There are only a handful of Bradley GTs left in this original condition. The build is documented and comes with the original invoice and Build Sheets. Also comes with huge binder with original 70s brochures and all purchasing and sales information. The original owner kept records and receipts for everything with postmarks from the 70s all included.
If you recall back in Las Vegas 2014 this one sold for $9350 www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1971-BRADLEY-GT-GULLWING-COUPE-177087 . Up to this point this car is the go to car that the uneducated site when they are trying to sell a Bradley GT for a ridiculous amount of money. It usually go like..."Well Barrett Jackson just sold one for $10,000) not bothering to look that it was several years ago.
And we even have one for sale on here (as well as the samba) at a whopping $12,000 (discounted from $14,000)
Notice they are all the same color ? I wonder what it is about that color?
What are you thoughts on all of this. Every "Real World" sale puts a GT in equally nice shape in the $5000-$6000 range. They rarely go higher than that. My personally opinion is Barrett Jackson is full of buyers with more money than brains but what do I know?
Getting people to pay for your handy work will be the issue. They do not want to spend $500 to get a new windshield when they come up . They are certainly not going to pay for a new vette windshield and an entire top assembly. lol
I thought about starting a new thread, but figured "what the heck", this is still here. To get to the matter at hand. What is the difference between the gt and the gt2 windshield? Is the gt still available and the gt2 is not? I am very adept at 'glass work, as I build molds and parts. Being trained by one of the original makers of 'glass parts for drag racing, Cal Auto, back in the late '50's. I said all that to say this, nothing scares me when making glass stuff. Now to my original thought. If gt windshields are still available, how about modifying the window opening to accept the gt windshield? Or, how about making a mold of the complete roof of a gt2, less the windshield area, and adapt it to the gt roof? viola! Instant gt2. Obviously, there are a bunch of other things that would have to be done, but this is something that is not out of my wheel house. I am asking all you fine gentlemen these question because I don't have a Bradley yet and I like the gt2 best, so I am just looking ahead. OK, now tell me how crazy I am to spend this much time and money on a car you can buy for nickels and dimes, you wont hurt my feelings. My wife tells me this all the time. thanks, gary
I would give you $150 for the doors (with all glass and hardware) rear window, and manual. I am about 4 or so hours away from you and can pick it all up after the holidays. Might want more once I get there .
This 1974 Bradley GT is 1 o 5 original cars built at the Bradley Automotive factory. It is one of the only original Bradley on the road today. It is a 4 speed manual trans, Its a 1852cc size engine .It is titled as a 1974 Bradley GT. Registered the same. This is very unique.. This is a rare Bradley. I can be reached by text or call my cell
See photos..This car is in superb condition....and a whole lot of fun...Has new clutch system and new flywheel and starter. new tires all new steering system including steering gear box. This car sits on a 1974 super beetle chassis ,but with 1968 suspension system, allows for the wider tires and low profile.If you have questions or want to make me a offer then just call me or text me.. Also I do have the original seats for the car but need to be upholstered... Cash price is 7200 ,I have much more invested in it, Its a great deal..Just the engine is 4,000.00...
Just goes to show that this seller is full of it. First is this is 1 of 5 original Bradleys built at the factory, what are the other 6000 or so GTs that where also "built" at the factory. And judging by the photos its not original. The dash has the gold metal flake paint still while the rest of the car is a new blue. It is titled as a Bradley GT just as MANY of them them are. The engine is not original to the car, and as everyone knows these cars do NOT sit on a Super Beetle Chassis.
Again for those in the future that are going to buy a Bradley based off BS such as this, don't bother. This is just another run of the mill Bradley GT . Nothing special, nothing rare, etc.
Sure there is a way to verify if its a demo model. An original invoice from Bradley Automotive saying it was one of their demo models. Hell what about an invoice that just said it was factory built lol .
Here is the deal. For some reason people see a data plate on one of these and assume it was either factory built, or a demo car . The reality of it is just about every bradley kit that shipped out of the factory had a data plate. From time to time you get these stories that seem to trickle down from owner to owner.
The next thing to realize is Bradley was not in the car building business, they were in the kit selling business. While the obviously had demo cars, and did a few turnkey builds (like the Liberace car) that was not their business.
So as I said without documentation saying it was purchased from the Bradley Factory and was a Demo Car it is just another bradley . Hell even with documentation its just another bradley hahaha
I posted this one earlier. Good laugh for sure. I will say if some sucker comes on here saying they bought it and it is anywhere close to that asking price I will be retiring from the racing business and buying up all the old GTs I can hahahahah
Sorry for the necropost
Hope you're ready to retire, but this showed up at the shop last week. Is there anyway to verify whether or not it's an actual demo model? If they sold the kits from 71-81 why would they build #3 out of 5 in 74?