The Sixties produced some fantastic GT
racing cars, long before the days of telementary; the drivers would
sprint across the track at Le Mans for the start of the famous 24/hour
To many this was the greatest
decade in motor racing history. This era brought about the most
beautifully styled race-bred super cars ever seen. Mid engine configuration
began to dominate in World Sports car racing just as it had in Formula
1. Some of these racers were adapted for road use and with shattering
performance and racecar handling, they can still out perform many
of today's super cars. These 60's originals have become collectibles
and in some cases command price tags in the millions, way out of
reach to most enthusiasts. The CAVGT
offers an affordable opportunity to live your dream in a beautiful
recreation of a 60's classic without having to build a kit.
The CAVGT is for the enthusiast whose
desire is to own a classic sixties-style sports racer, but lacks
the expertise, facilities or the hundreds of hours it takes to build
Designed and manufactured in Cape Town South
Africa, the CAVGT by CALIFORNIA ADVANCED VEHICLES is one
of the world's finest street legal road/race cars, which captures
all the passion of that exciting era. Owen Ashley, Chief of Engineering
and Development at CAV, the former head of research and development
at Toyota Racing Europe, brings to CAV years of racecar design,
development and manufacturing. He has assembled a dedicated team
to produce a rolling chassis with all the essential qualities of
the original but with subtle enhancements, which only improve on
what was already a superb automobile.
This is not a kit car: it is a fully-assembled,
factory-built and painted "turn key-minus" and is complete
in every regard except that the customer selects his own motor and
transaxle. The quality of the materials and construction is comparable
to that of the world's most expensive sports cars. The CAVGT is
engineered to accept any small block Ford engine: 289, 302, or 351
(only with ZF) and either the Getrag five-speed, the ZF 50825 or
the RBT6. Unlike some turn key-minus cars, our price includes the
transmission adapter, CVs, drive shafts, starter, bundle of snakes,
headers, mufflers, etc. to suit your motor/transaxle choice. This
cuts down the shop time for installation and the frustration of
looking for components. Whether for the street or track the CAVGT
is hard to beat.
At just $62,500 for a painted and trimmed
roller (excluding motor and transaxle), contact S/C Motorsports
CHASSIS - Monocoque, TIG welded high-grade
stainless steel, integral rollover and side impact protection, tubular
sub frames for radiator and transmission.
SUSPENSION - Independent unequal length wishbones
offset A frame, anti-roll bar, aluminum upright (front). Independent
double trailing links, lower inverted A frame and upper transverse
link wishbones, anti-roll bar, aluminum upright (rear). Built in
anti-dive, anti-squat, near zero bump steer.
SPRINGS/DAMPERS - Competition coil over type
gas shocks with adjustable damping rate and variable spring height.
BRAKES - Dual circuit, front rear split with
servo assistance, tandem master cylinder, proportioning valve. 11.375"
ventilated rotors (front). 11.375" ventilated rotors with separate
handbrake caliper (rear).
STEERING - Rack and Pinion. 3.2 turns from
lock to lock.
WHEELS - BRM style alloy pin drive replica
with center knock off 8" x 15" front 10" x 15"
FUEL TANKS (2) - 10 gallon fuel safety cells
sill mounted. Original style filler caps, total capacity 20 U.S.
Gallons. Individual electric pumps and filters with dash change
EXHAUST - Stainless steel original pattern
"Bundle of Snakes" eight-branch header system with two
collectors, muffler and stainless steel heat shield.
TRANSMISSION ADAPTER - Aluminum bell housing
supplied for either transaxle option. Getrag option requires a special
flywheel, clutch and starter, included with the install kit.
CLUTCH - (Getrag) Single plate, 5 button 9-inch,
diaphragm pressure plate. (ZF RBT uses regular Ford flywheel and
clutch assembly, not supplied with the installation kit)
DRIVE SHAFTS - Race specification with CV joints.
COOLING - High efficiency, six-core front mounted
aluminum radiator with twin auxiliary electric fans. Thermostatically
controlled with manual override.
BODY - (High strength fiberglass composite
Style: Two door GT, Length: 164.5" Width: 70" Height:
Wheelbase: 95" Dry Weight: 2,350 Lbs (including 302/getrag),
Weight distribution 44F 56R.
Ground Clearance: 5"(in road trim)
INTERIOR - Dash, seats, tunnel, inside of doors
and roof are black leather. Carpet automotive quality; seats are
adjustable fore/aft, with brass or aluminum grommets, pedal box
adjustable for tall drivers.
ELECTRICAL - Original style gauges (VDO or
Smiths) and switches (Lucas) all circuits fused and relayed. Cibie
headlamps, all other lights original pattern. Rear mounted battery
box with master isolator switch.
**AII of the above is included in the price of the painted and
trimmed rolling chassis**
CAV GT 40 Options
SUGGESTED MOTOR - Ford V8 small block 289/302cid
with aluminum heads, 351 can be used (with RBT/ZF only) Induction
Holley 4 barrel or 4x 481DF Webers or Injection system. Recommended
power unit stroked 302 with approximately 400 bhp
Ignition - Electronic breaker-less is recommended
RBT 6 SPEED Audi
Ratios 1st 2.58 52 Ratios
1st 3.60 34
1.61 83 2nd
1.14 118 3rd
0.95 140 4th 1.07
5th 0.08 164
drive 3.70 Final
Recommended maximum power for the Audi transaxle is 400 bhp SAE
PERFORMANCE - (approximate with 400hp and RBT/ZF
transaxle option using 7000rpm)
0-30 mph 2.2sec
0-40 mph 3.2sec
0-50 mph 4.0sec
0-60 mph 4.5sec
STANDARD COLORS FOR 2003
1964 Guardsman's Blue 2001 CAV Silver
1964 Wimbledon White 2001 Sunburst
1979 Silver poly 2001
CAV Diamond black
1997 Le Mans blue 2003
PRICING March 2003 - The price for the fully
completed painted and trimmed Mk 1 rolling chassis $62500 (excluding
motor and transaxle) including full leather interior pack - seats,
dash, tunnel, doors and roof, plus a custom cloth car cover.
OPTIONS- Factory fitted fully concealed air
conditioner and heater $2500
17 inch wheels Oval
race type deck vents
Full Roll cage Twin
'Gulf' rear fender flares 'Gurney'
Mesh grilles on intakes
RACE VERSION - A racing version will be available
from mid 2003 onwards
Features include full roll cage, upgraded brakes and suspension,
harness belts. POA.
SPYDER VERSION - will be available from spring
**Prices and specification subject to change without notice**
CAV GT 40 Innovation in Motion
. Factory built - not a kit car. The rolling chassis is meticulously
built from all new quality components at our factory in Cape Town
South Africa, and then shipped to our USA dealers. Why spend months
or years building a kit, you can be driving within one week of taking
delivery of your painted and trimmed chassis.
. Stainless steel monocoque chassis, which is exceptionally strong
and incorporates side impact and roll over protection. The torsionally
rigid tub ensures racecar handling in a truly streetable car. Open
up the hoods to reveal polished TIG welded stainless steel, not
a riveted space frame.
. The fit and finish of our bodies is exceptional and we offer standard
or wide rear fenders. Manufactured from an epoxy vynilester material,
which combines high strength and an excellent paint finish.
. Inside you will find original style seats and instruments, for
that real 60's feel plus high quality carpets, concealed air conditioning
is a recommended option.
. We have created much more leg room and headroom than the original,
allowing tall drivers to enjoy this 60's classic for the first time.
. S/C Motorsports ensures expert installation and after sales service
as well as offer the right motor and transaxle choice to give you
the car of your dreams.
Gt40 is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company, S/C Motorsports
is not associated with Ford Motor Company.