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Discussion in 'Recreations & Non-Period Rebodies' started by swift53, Dec 7, 2010.
Yet another reason I'd never own one!
Thank you all for the very illustrative comments .
I'm still having a hard time understanding why someone, and a specialist such as Terry Hoyle et al, will go to so much trouble of building such a gorgeous machine and not pay attention to the windshield detail, or simply not making an issue of it.
Now, I realize the huge difference there is between the real one and the recreation.
Before, it had not been so obvious to my untrained eye and suddenly what was very pleasing, acquired a flaw that is now impossible not to notice.
They are still incredibly beautiful cars...
alberto, reread post #21.
Edward, I just read post 21 as I had not seen it when I was writing my reply, as I had started my message earlier.
No difference, I still think that you do not build cars around peoples sizes and end up with a strange detail.
It is similar to cutting down a toilet for someone vertically challenged.
I don't know... I'm 6'4" myself, and if I were ordering a GTO recreation, and the guy building it said "You could either have it be small and be bumping your head, or you could pattern it after one of these later cars and have more room..." I'd probably go with the later car.
Of course, I wouldn't be building a GTO recreation, either.
Looking at many pics I've gathered through the years I see no difference in the roofline of 4561 comparing to other 330 Speciales or late GTOs. Especially the way windshield joins the side window line is 100% identical.
You mean finding a GTO windshield 15-20 years ago was trivial? I don't think so. That's why most replicas were built around original windshields (which is stupid, but who would have cared as it was a "100% exact replica", like any other anyway!). Best wishes, Kare