That’s A Lotta Kit: 1978 Bradley GT II
It consistently amazes me how much money people will drop into cars. I’m probably guilty of the same, but I’ve got the wherewithal to NOT count my receipts at the end of a lifelong project car. But the builder of this next Bradley GT put $40,000 into his VW powered kit car. It actually doesn’t look that bad. What, oh…errr sorry, I didn’t mean to seem surprised. Find this 1978 Bradley GT II offered for $15,200 in Hendersonville, TN via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1978 Bradley GT II
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: yellow
title status: clean
Email me your phone number, and I will call you. You are viewing an ultra rare in this condition Bradley GT II kit car. please do your research about these cars before contacting me. If it is posted, it is available. I will not respond to is this available. Serious buyers ask for my phone number. Runs and drives great. 1500 miles.
This Bradley GT has undergone a very extensive nut and bolt restoration. More than $40,000 in receipts come with the car. Everything imaginable was upgraded or fixed when the car was restored. Very detailed records come with the vehicle, including a journal for the restoration and many pictures.
For example, the interior was professionally restored, the engine and transmission were rebuilt professionally, the suspension and brakes were rebuilt and improved with disc brakes and stiffer suspension, the car was painted, the undercarriage was redone, the electrical was redone, etc. etc.
This Bradley may very well be the nicest Bradley GT II out there
Watch this video:
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The video goes on for almost 6 minutes, but the seller doesn’t fire up the $5,000 engine!
He actually doesn’t say outright if the $40k in receipts are from the car, just saying. If owner actually spent that much on this car, seems like everyone in town may have been taking advantage of him. Might be an argument for him needing a conservator to protect his finances.
Seller doesn’t break down how much money was spent on drugs and alcohol.
I can see how you get to this point. Paying others to do all the work adds up quick. Hell I have more into my Miata than I care to admit and that’s mostly just parts. Paying someone else to do all the work I could easily get close to $40k on my car.
Usually “more than $40,000 in receipts” is followed by “divorce forces sale” in ads like this.