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Bradley

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Bradley Automotive created and sold the Bradley line of kit cars based on the old style (pre-1997) Volkswagen Beetle chassis.


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Bradley GT emblem. (courtesy of MR38)

The models sold during the company's tenure were the GT, Scorpion and GT II. As with other kit car manufacturers, these vehicles could be bought in various stages of completion.

The Bradley corporation eventually went on to become the Electric Vehicle Corporation, selling electric drive versions of the Bradley GT II but financial problems and kit quality issues eventually led to the company's filing for bankruptcy and eventual collapse in 1981.

Bradley kit bodies were all fiberglass, 2-seater gull-wing cars. The original GT sold several thousand units and was largely unchanged from the late 1960s to 1977 when the GT II was introduced.

The GT II was a more refined kit with more of a production quality to it, but today suffers from a lack of GT II-specific parts such as window glass, upholstery and fiberglass body components. The original GT borrowed many more components from production automobiles and are still in plentiful supply today.

(text source: Wikipedia)


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Bradley "B" logo.

BRADLEY ADS
bradley gt ad 75

1975 Bradley GT full page ad.

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1972 Bradley GT full page ad.

BRADLEY BROCHURES
bradley gtii gullwing brochure 80

1980 Bradley GT II Gullwing sales sheet

LINKS
Bradley GT Car Club   Official site.
 
 
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