The donor car was an ex-Italian 1970 Step Front Junior which we had in stock. This was chosen as the most suitable donor model for this particular build as our customer requested a step front car but liked the interior styling of GTA-R 1004 & 1005 which were both based on late GTVs and fitted with 1750 dashboards and consoles. These last of the line step fronts in 1969 & 1970 left the factory with 1750 style dashboards, thus making an interior finish like 1005 possible in a step front shell.
Our customer was keen to create the ultimate step front GT using the highest quality materials, with an emphasis on both luxury and lightweight construction. As a result, to reduce weight wherever possible, this shell is having all its steel outer panels removed and a full aluminium GTA specification body fitted. Our customer lives in the middle east, so with temperatures reaching 40 degrees C regularly, the car will be fitted with modern, efficient air conditioning. As the car will be used often in cities, for ease of driving, it will be fitted with hydraulic power steering.
Solid un-corroded and undamaged main chassis structures make this an excellent basis to make a lovely car
Boot floor shows typical signs of corrosion in main floor area as well as around fuel tank area, this will more than likely be all cut out and a new boot floor fitted
Floors and sills show typical corrosion, these will all be removed and 4 new floors and 6 new sill sections fitted as with all the cars we restore.