In Sep 2008 I bought the partially completed kit car from a friend who had lost interest after professionally stretching the frame behind the passenger compartment, and installing the rear quarters, roof, and doors from an International Fiberglass (IFG) body kit. The donor car had 97,000 kms on the clock. I bought it "as-is" and have been working to do it justice ever since. After all, an '88 GT deserves better than to languish as an unfinished kit.
So here it was in all its glory as the transport truck pulled up in front of the house to deliver the car to Nova Scotia from Cornwall, Ontario.
It wasn't driveable so I had to use my ATV to tow it to the back of the workshop where the access door is. Here it is once it was dragged up and ready to be shoehorned into the shop.
Obviously it needed lots of work, money, space, and patience to make it look anything like a real F355, but I'm no stranger to this kind of work since I had built a Ferrari 308 replica 15 years earlier.
After a bit of shuffling about, it got squeezed into the shop and looked right at home with all the other projects.
So, to follow this story from the start, scroll back to the top of this page and click on the tab marked "Powertrain". Be aware that posts are in reverse chronological order with 5 posts per page. If you're just starting out, you'll need to scroll to the bottom of each page and click the "Previous" button to get to the earliest post in each section. It's a bit tedious at first, but it's an incentive to stay caught up!
Once you reach the end of the powertrain section, the story continues in the order of the tabs above, so click on "Rear End" followed by "Front End" etc. As of this writing, the latest posts are in the "Body" section. Comments and feedback are always welcome. Enjoy!