The Chevrolet Cheetah

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    lumpy12 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'd love to build one of these. I believe there is a company producing kits now
     
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    Back when I was a kid (A long long time ago) I was very interested in Cheetahs, Chaparrals and Grand Sport Corvettes.
     
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    Cool car but did anyone else notice the oil pressure dropping to zero under hi G conditions? That thing needs a dry sump!
     
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    Ive never really liked the looks of the cheetah honestly with driver sitting over the rear axle. Just an odd looking car to me but I am sure it would have been a beast if it had ever been able to race.
     
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    I owned an Original for a while in the 80's - I couldn't fit in it, my legs are too long
     
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    Technically, the driver is not sitting "over" the rear axle - just immediately in front of it. The layout balances the car front to back for better handling. I love the look of it actually, and surprised nothing similar has been done since.
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    Shell Valley claims their chassis are stretched "I think about 6"" to address this issue.
     
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    Cool cars......Aurora Model Motoring made them in HO scale for slot car racing. Very popular back then. I have several.
     

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