Four first-gen Bradley GT kit cars

No GT IIs managed to make it to Carlisle 2006 (at least not on Saturday while I was there), but four original Bradley GT kits did arrive. The first two to show up were a pair of silver metalflake ones (the “I AM A 9” plate is a reference to the type nine — the peacemaker — personality type):

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Next was a bright purple flamed Bradley GT…

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…followed by a white and blue one also sporting a custom paint job:

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It was great seeing these old kits represented (and a little sad thinking about how many are rotting away in fields and barns) as I believe it could be argued that the Bradleys did for VW kitcars what the Manx did for dunebuggies.

Point of Trivia: It’s not unusual to see Bradley GTs (not as nice as these, but still functioning vehicles) sell for $500 or less!

8 Responses

  1. jason festner says:

    asking anybody if they know where to get some gull wing doors for my Bradley GT.

  2. faja says:

    great pain job on the purple with ghost flame bradley gt

  3. Stingray says:

    The Blue and White car is a “Limited Edition” version of the Bradley GT and was available in 1978 1/2, and 1979. All of these cars came with this color scheme as standard, with light blue interior. It is not a custom paint job! The dark and light blue are actual adhesive stickers over a white gel coat. This version was not painted…More info on BradleyGT.com

  4. stephane st-louis says:

    bonjour jeme demandais ou est ce que vous avez trouver le body ou lesplan pour faire la voiture si vous connaissez un endroit sa serai apprecier de m en faire part je voudrais en faire un projet merci !!

  5. R.Bennett says:

    Where can I find parts for a Bradley G.T. ?

  6. AMeR says:

    was wondering if I could get any of these for 600 or less, will be converting to electric so I don’t have the money to get an expensive car and all the parts to convert it

  7. There’s no way you’d find one in this condition for $600… However, Bradleys very regularly show up for under $600 in conditions that would be suitable for your project.

  8. B BEAUMONT says:

    THESE CARS LOOK GREAT. I JUST BOUGHT A 1976 MODEL THAT NEEDS VERY LITTLE WORK. I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHERE TO GET SOME RUBBER MOULDING FOR THE GULLWING DOORS.ESPECIALLY THE WIDE MOULDING SEEN ON THE SILVER BRADLEY IN PICS THAT LOOKS WIDER THAN THE ORIGINAL. IF ANYONE CAN HELP PLEASE EMAIL ME AT iiamnumberthree@yahoo.com

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