So, a couple of years ago I sold my air-cooled 911 SC and decided to pick up something cheaper and more extreme for track days and just occasionally scaring myself on the street.
I wanted something in the under-$10k range, I wanted it to be really impractical, and I wanted it to be something I could mod and hack any way I wanted without ever thinking about originality or resale.
A Locost 7 seemed like exactly the right amount of stupid.
However, working 70 hours a week and being married with 3 kids meant I knew that I'd never get it done if I started from scratch.
I needed a mostly complete project. Not finished....I couldn't really afford that, and not just a bare frame. I found the perfect candidate after a couple months of looking, and it was only about 3 hours away.
I loaded up the twins and we headed out. The car was pretty much what I wanted. Bob had built dirt-track race cars for 30 years with his kids, and decided he wanted a sports car. Unfortunately his health started declining before he could finish, and he just wasn't up it. He'd built it like a dirt-track car...good chassis work, all racing suspension parts, simple 2.3 OHC Ford Lima motor, and, well.... crude bodywork. But it started, and was loud enough to terrify my kids.