Ex-Ford engineers build Corvette-based Speedster

The GDT Speedster shown in the accompanying pics is the work of a team of ex-Ford engineers and other auto industry veterans led by Gene Dickirson (GDT stands for Gene Dickirson Team). The nine-member team took five years to finish the first (and so far only) GDT vehicle, but it looks like it was well worth the effort.

Built as an engineering and design exercise, free of "the bureaucratic encumbrances of a large corporation," the Speedster uses the complete LT1 engine, drivetrain and main suspension components from a '94 C4 Corvette donor vehicle. The rest of the car was designed and built by the team and its subcontractors.

Like it? It's for sale! The team plans to auction the car off on its website in the near future, so they can get started on another project car. Lots more pics after the jump.

[Source: GDT via The Detroit News]

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