Bedtime for Bureaucracy: Auto Engineers and Designers Build Own Car

What happens when auto engineers and designers stop being polite and start getting real? They build a $350,000 roadster from the bones of a C4 Corvette, a Jeep Cherokee and a Ford F-150, thanks for asking. But before you snicker yourself into a linoleum floor's worth of Cheerios and milk, consider their noble motives. The team aimed to build a car "from scratch, without the bureaucratic encumbrances of a large corporation." Of course, they also had to do without the ten-figure design and engineering budgets either, which is why the LT1-powered, hand-built car took five years to build. Now for the auction. Click through for more pics.

Bedtime for Bureaucracy: Auto Engineers and Designers Build Own Car

Bedtime for Bureaucracy: Auto Engineers and Designers Build Own Car

Bedtime for Bureaucracy: Auto Engineers and Designers Build Own Car

The GDT Speedster [via Edmunds]

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