Rare Gullwing Bradley GT 2, Garage Find, 1 of 500 Just Produced, NO RESERVE !
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Stateline, Nevada, United States
Features and Specifications
|Model:||Rare Bradley GT-II Gullwing Doors|
|SubModel:||Bradley GT-II Gullwing Coupe|
|Trim:||GT2, NO RESERVE !!|
|Engine:||Type 3 VW "Pancake" Engine w/ Dual Carburetors|
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
1974 Other Makes Rare Bradley GT-II Gullwing Doors GT2, NO RESERVE !!
|Up for Auction is a Rare Garage Find That Has Spent It's Entire Life In California! |
This is a Bradley GT-2 Luxury Sports Coupe!1 of just 500 Manufactured, with far fewer constructed professionally such as this one!
Built Upon A VW Type III Platform
AUCTIONED WITH A NO RESERVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After many successful years of producing the Bradley GT, Dave Fuller was quietly designing the companies next offering. Sometime in 1977 Bradley Automotive Introduced the Bradley GT2. The GT2 was billed as a “Luxury Sports Car Kit” While the GT2 still utilized the Standard VW bug donor that was the only thing it shared with the GT.
Inside and out the Bradley GT2 had more of a production car feel. It had inside door releases, a nicer interior and a better gullwing door system in which the door openings sat lower to make it easier to get in and out of, and the gullwings were framed to make them stiffer. In addition it had slide down side windows to aid in ventilation.
Some of the other features that set the GT2 apart from the GT was better bumpers, a steel reinforced roof and electrically operated pop-up headlights. The second major area was comfort. The new interior provided enough legroom for occupants over 6 feet tall. The price for all of this “Luxury” was double that of the Bradley GT. It is said about 500 of the GT2.
Bradley Automotive also sold a 1929 Mercedes Benz Replica called the Bradley Baron Convertible, a Bradley Baron Dune Buggy, and a boat called the Surfer GT
The vehicle is an unrestored garage find and since the owner passed away, very little is known about the vehicle's past. It has a 1974 VW Type 3 chassis and engine. However, the Bradley GT-II was produced after 1978 so the vehicle is actually newer.
This retains it's original white color, although faded with patina, which is consistent with other California fiberglass autos and vehicles that are nearly fifty years old. The exterior has nicks and scratches and there is a gouge in the fiberglass near one of the headlights,but the vehicle is in overall good condition for its age. More photos to follow shortly.
The interior is clean with only a few deficiencies. All of the glass is intact and appears to be original. Mechanically, the car is a bit of a time capsule, save the new battery and cables. The vehicle runs with prime gas, pouring gasoline directly into the carburetors and a jump. The original gas tank smells of turpentine and I would replace it or boil it. My guess is that someone years ago tried to clear out the tank but it runs with a one gallon stand alone tank. The factory tank is in the front of the vehicle, very much like a Volkswagen Beetle. The brakes are a bit soft and that would be an area to remedy before an excursion. All in all, a solid that appears to need little to get it established as a daily driver. The title is in hand from the State of California and was issued in late 2017.
The car will be sold with from the State of California Salvage Title and the title can be upgraded. The title from the State of California is clear and would allow it to be shipped elsewhere, should you desire.
The car loads easily and we can assist you to load upon a trailer. Please note for those potential buyers not residing in the continental US, we can assist to bring the vehicle to the international shipping that can occur in the greater Los Angeles area for shipping overseas. However, shipping will be the responsibility of the buyer as well as the cost to ship. Please contact me prior to the end of the auction regarding any international shipping as I want to be sure that we are on the same page. We have received quotes of $400 to ship from my location to the international shipping companies in the Compton / Los Angeles area.
As you can see the vehicle needs a good cleaning both inside and out and this would help to bring this car back to life. I may have missed something but I did my best to explain this vehicle.Please see the numerous photos and feel free to ask questions. Many accessories to beautify can be obtained online and there are a plethora of auto and part organizations dedicated to the restoration of these well beloved vehicles that are really beginning to increase in their value.
Terms and Conditions:
We will do our best to explain what we see but we are not mechanics. Please note that this vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.
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