Thursday, 14 April 2011

Replica or Fake - CMT

I have to admit this one had me fooled until I did an HPI check, regrettably after I had posted my original blog, apologies for any distress I caused with my initial posting.

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Turns out today's car is not one of the 50 Jaguar XJR 15's I first thought it was but something called a CMT.

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CMT is a manufacturer so low on the grapevine that it does not even have a website, in fact this blog could well be an internet scoop since there is not so much a single photo of a CMT that I could find on the web.

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All that is known about this vehicle is that what ever it is based on dates back to 1996.

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The motor size quoted in the HPI check is 3.9 litres / 237 cui so it might have it's origins in the ubiquitous Rover / Buick all alloy V8, but I do stress the 'might'.

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Like a couple of manufacturers of replica Lancia Stratos vehicles this car was goal hanging outside the Race Retro exhibition, why CMT did not simply hire a stand in the exhibition proper like a number of other replica manufacturers is hard to fathom, but there you go I'll leave you dear reader to make your mind up if this is a good replica or bad fake.

Hope you have enjoyed today's internet scoop edition of 'Gettin' a lil' psycho on tyres', and that you'll join me again tomorrow for Ferrari Friday. Don't for get to come back now !