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    Factory Five 818C vs GTM

    So, originally I had a thread about these two cars and the vaydor kit car, but I'm starting to lean more towards the Factory Five cars because of the support they get and a larger fanbase (and other reasons). I looked at the Factory Five cars, and these were the two I liked the most. I would like others opinions on what to do with these cars - which do you prefer, any projects with these cars involved, and just anything else you would like to share about these cars. I wouldn't use this car as a daily driver, but I would keep it and have some fun with it, maybe add a turbo and some other mods, ya know, just have fun with it. Would love to hear opinions from people who have more experience than me.

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    FF are having a fall sale:
    https://www.factoryfive.com/whats-ne...-2017-special/

    As for the gtm vs the 818, I can't really comment.

    Grassroots motor sports tested an 818 convertible a while back. Would be worth a read.
    I gave a pile of my old copies away just last weekend, otherwise I would have been able to tell you which issue.

    The best thing you can do is go down there and have a look.

    I think if I wasn't doing my Porsche, I would be building one of their classic coupes with the new chassis. Then again I'm an old man!

    I might still, but two kitcars might be too much!

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    Aww man, if only I could afford the car now! Would love to save a cool $800 or something on the tires :/. https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/pr...tory-five-818/ seems to be the test you were talking about - to be honest I'm probably going to read the whole thing, just so see everything they did. I would love to go down there to have a look, but I doubt my parents would appreciate driving 8 hours, so I guess I have to wait 3 years before that. I'll just search around online for some stuff, maybe send an email to them. Good luck on your Porsche, and thanks for the help!

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    Big difference between the 20K 818 and the 50-60k GTM, in terms of money, build time, etc. For a first effort, the 818 makes MUCH more sense. If the GTM is what you want, then look at the RCR GT-40 replica, maybe a better choice.

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    Very true. Price will have a big impact on my decision, and is one of the main reasons I'm leaning towards the 818C. The GT-40 replica looks great too, never really thought about it as an option though. I'll probably go with the 818C unless factory five reveals a new kit car which I love.

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