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This year is the 70th birthday of Joop Donkervoort, the founder of the Dutch boutique carmaker that bears his name. Back in 1978 he began the company by building Lotus 7 replicas, and eventually began branching out to his own, albeit similar, designs. As a birthday gift, Donkervoort built him the limited edition D8 GTO JD70. Only 70 examples of the 1500 pound 386-horsepower flyweight sports car will be built, each costing around $180,000. It’s just a fun name to say, Joop Donkervoort. 


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