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Old 03-11-2007, 02:11 PM   #1
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GTR's converted to road-use

Hello all

I thought i'd share some of my pics of GTR's that have been converted to road-use, and as a tool for the newbies / uneducated would like people to state how they differentiate between the LM-lookalikes - if anyone has other pics they would like to contribute, please do so here

#02R


#03R


#05R


#06R


#07R


#08R


#10R


#11R


#12R


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#15R


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So, can anyone furnish us with a definitive list of what to look out for when trying to identify LM Lookalikes from other LM lookalikes?...
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:54 PM   #2
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Re: GTR's converted to road-use

why has 07R got two extra air intakes on the bonnet?
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:28 PM   #3
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Re: GTR's converted to road-use

Most obviousdifference is in the side intakes LM only has one GTR's have one each side.
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Re: GTR's converted to road-use

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Most obviousdifference is in the side intakes LM only has one GTR's have one each side.
That'll differentiate the LM's from the GTR/LM Lookalikes
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:04 PM   #5
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Re: GTR's converted to road-use

OK, so far we have #11R that has an elongated roof scoop, and #07R that has 2 extra air intakes on the bonnet

Any more?
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Re: GTR's converted to road-use

The LM has the intake on the RH side just ahead of the rear wheel and none on the LH side.
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:46 PM   #7
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Re: GTR's converted to road-use

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why has 07R got two extra air intakes on the bonnet?
Hi Al,

The air scoops on the bonnet of 07R, are the first configuration of brake cooling ducts. They were deleted around mid 95.

As seen on this pic of 01R.

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Re: GTR's converted to road-use

I still think the GTR's should have been returned to one of their race liveries. While they will rarely be mistaken for LM's under a reasonable distance, making them all look the same seems a bit odd to me. One of the reasons for opting for a GTR in the 1st place must be it's uniqueness and racing history. So why try to make it look like something else? Granted with there being now 9 roadgoing GTR's they now outnumber LM's so not as exclusive as they were but thats no reason to make it look like an LM.
Of course those who buy them after the Papaya repaint are not guilty of this but I do hope no more GTR's go down the Papaya route.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:54 AM   #9
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Re: GTR's converted to road-use

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#14R seen in Monaco
I don't think we know that's #14R. In fact I am more inclined to believe that it may be #15R. Of course I am only speculating.

Nice list - I'd leave #06R as is btw.

Also, to answer your question, here's a similar one along with my answer from some time ago:

how can u tell if its LM Spec?

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Re: GTR's converted to road-use

I think if you can buy a gTR should do whatever to it what you want. Individualise it to your own taste (of course not pink with white stripes:-P and gold rims:-P)

A dark green or pearl white GTR would be awesome f.e.
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Re: GTR's converted to road-use

All cool answers, and all of you who commented are right, it should be easy to spot an LM from a GTR conversion

Perhaps the original question needs rephrasing - how can you tell apart the GTR's that have been converted to LM Lookalikes from each other i.e. how do you tell #08R as it is now apart from #16R as it is now and so on? (of course Mr B can tell the difference - #08R isnt in his garage, whereas...... )
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Re: GTR's converted to road-use

[quote=Le Man]Hi Al,

The air scoops on the bonnet of 07R, are the first configuration of brake cooling ducts. They were deleted around mid 95.
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As far as I can recall 07R didn't have the noticeable brake ducts in the NACA's when Larry Kinch bought it in 1998. If I remember correctly they had simple black plates attached underneath.



As for the Papaya colour of 07R, I recall Larry saying that he didn't like the silver and papaya colour when he got the car, but, personally speaking, of all the GTR non-liveried road conversions I've seen, I thought that duo-colour was quite simply stunning.
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Re: GTR's converted to road-use

Pink with white stripes Hmmm nice, really think red wheels would be nicer than gold though
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:58 AM   #14
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Re: GTR's converted to road-use

Wow, I guess I've been gone for a while. When was 12R converted for road use? Has it always been like this and I just never noticed? That picture looks like from early 90s based on the on-looker's clothing, but the car wasn't manufactured in the early 90s. lol
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Wow, I guess I've been gone for a while. When was 12R converted for road use? Has it always been like this and I just never noticed? That picture looks like from early 90s based on the on-looker's clothing, but the car wasn't manufactured in the early 90s. lol
I'm pretty sure I took that photo at the Coys Historic Festival at Silverstone, in the early 90's, it had a number plate on it then and Ray Bellm drove it around the pits

EDIT - nope, it was these ones I took, in the days pre-digicam!!!

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