Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 1966 MB 200; Porsche 914 (6); Porsche 914 (Chev 350); 36 ford
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I selected the C230 running gear as it closely approximated what the factory had originally designed. And I felt the C230 was a descendant of the 200, hence wanting to make it a modernization of the 200. I felt the weight balance, suspension and brakes would be what the original designers intended.
I also wanted a car that was nimble, braked well, accelerated well, and was pretty good on mileage. And a part of me wanted to do something that had not been done yet. (That I know of!) Part of my design goal was to not build a muscle car or hot rod. Just a car that looked vintage but rode and drove like a C230
By the way the car is running and road tested. I am to pick it up next week. I will continue to tune it, and get the suspension sorted out before starting on the cosmetics.
If you are in the area, I can take you out for a ride in it.