Friday, November 04, 2005
Ok, I know I'm going to sound like a spoiled sport here, but as cool as this copper bodied 40 Ford replica is, with it's Ford GT engine and running gear, I have to ask Why build it? The body panels built from copper in Poland and the custom chassis utilizing Ford GT and custom pieces, cost a bundle of cash, and for what? Is this to highlight something Ford will make? No, not a chance, and there is no practicle use for the vehicle. With it's mid-engine/drivetrain, there is no trunk of any kind, and I'm sure the under hood area is filled with radiator and support equipment, the cockpit as neat as it may be is built for 2. While we would all dream of shoehorning a 5.4L GT engine in our street rod or custom project, how many could afford it? With all of the money spent on this, what's the payback for Ford? Presitge of having the coolest vehicle at SEMA? Is that going to bring buyers into the showrooms?
While I think it's very intersting, I also think it's a tremendous waste of time, money and resources. And copper??