Four body shells were produced from his mould; three for others and one for himself. The project took several years and may never have been finished without the enthusiasm and pressure of other people. There were times when he was heartily sick of looking at it. He spent quite some time puzzling over how to make scissor door hinges, before finally giving in and settling on butt-hinged gullwing doors. He chose a Ford 3-litre V6 as the power unit, mated to a Volkswagen gearbox/transaxle with a reversed crown wheel and pinion assembly. The first test run revealed that the 1000kg replica was considerably faster than expected and too fast for its front suspension, so this was replaced by a Ford Cortina Mark III assembly. A full box-section chassis was also fabricated and installed.
Finally the car was completed and Phil had his own version of his dream car, never imagining that one day he would own the real thing.
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