devotion on another level

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Starting out in life in 1990, this factory GT model has undergone a radical transformation over the past decade, such has been the devotion and attention to detail lavished on it since Kramer acquired it in 2004.  Having been a sturdy and reliable daily driver for 3 years, performing admirably both around town, on the open road and, of course, up the ski-field, the vision to create something truly unique was too strong to prevent the inevitable from happening!

The basic premise for the project was to bring the entire car up-to-date, using late-model components and materials whilst keeping the traditional layout and period features.  Not wanting to change the external appearance or the fundamental engineering of the chassis, the radical modifications can be found mostly under the hood, with a fully built, twin-turbocharged 3-litre Boxer-6 motor from a wrecked Outback.  Read more…

Not content nor foolish enough to just make this thing simply look great and go fast, the underpinnings also needed to be brought up to par. An aesthetic makeover has been applied to all the stock componentry such as subframes, strut bodies and suspension arms, whilst the items that matter from a performance or safety perspective have either been upgraded, replaced or rebuilt.  Read more…

This total nut-and-bolt, bare shell rebuild has been thoughtfully finished in the same two-tone, blue over silver coachwork it had when it left the factory, with only the individual hues being changed.  The darker shade is Ferrari Blu Tour de France and the complementary silver is the classic Argento Nurburgring, also a Ferrari colour.  The undercarriage is also treated to this finish and gives an elegance to a side rarely seen, and will be a delight for any mechanic changing the fluids.  Read more…

There are plenty of subtle modifications throughout the car, with no component escaping some form of treatment, whether this is just a simple clean or a major enhancement.  You don’t need to look far to see chrome, powder coating and polished finishes, and even what you can’t see such as the extensively modified wiring harness, sound-deadening materials and zinc-plated hardware imparting such attention to detail.  Achieving a quality finish is all about attending to the smallest details.  Read more…

Half-leather front seats and retrimmed rear bench to match invite you inside to what is a sublime environment.  Clean, uncluttered and exhibiting just enough of an upgrade to enhance the overall experience yet maintain the original design.  A dominantly black theme is augmented with the odd carbon fibre and Alcantara touch, oozing the quiet sophistication of the wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing so many performance wagons try to emulate.  The luxury is topped off with a party-piece starry night headliner, trimmed in a dark blue microfibre suede.  Read more…

 

overview  |  engine build  |  chassis upgrades  |  body restoration  |  body assembly  |  interior details

 

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