Hooniverse Asks: What is the best continuation car you can find?

I recently spent a few hours behind the wheel of an amazing machine. It’s the Corvette Grand Sport, and no I don’t mean the latest C7 variant directly from the big Bow Tie. I’m talking about the old school Grand Sport. The one related to the original five sent forth by Zora himself to make glorious noise and present a bad ass stance to race tracks all over.
The one above is built by Superformance. It’s fully licensed and built to damn near the same spec as the original cars. A bonus on this car is that it comes fitted with an AC system from Vintage Air, and you can choose which engine you want under the hood as long as its one of eight engines offered through the GM Performance Parts Catalog. Don’t worry, they’re all great choices… though I’d be partial to the aluminum 377 with the quartet of 58mm Webers singing in unison.
There are other companies out there making replicas, continuation cars, and recreations, but if it were my money no one does it as well as Superformance. Am I wrong? If so, show me in the comments.
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19 responses to “Hooniverse Asks: What is the best continuation car you can find?”

  1. Zentropy Avatar

    I agree, Superformance is hard to beat. I’d go for the Daytona Coupe, though.
    And while not exactly continuation cars, the Eagle E-Types and Singer 911s are also pretty impressive.

    1. Monkey10is Avatar

      I would agree with all of your choices, but also — in the ‘recreations’ category add the Cropredy Garages Interceptors;
      and any of the Alfaholics 105-series cars;

    2. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      I’d get the Daytona too. I just happened to have snapped this shot more recently though.
      I’d daily that damn Daytona

  2. Fred Talmadge Avatar
    Fred Talmadge


  3. mdharrell Avatar

    I don’t typically find replicas appealing, but maybe in small doses.

    The P50

    1. Kiefmo Avatar

      Do you think it could be fitted with any derivative of the E22?
      Imagine it fitted with a 200cc version. Hell yes.

      1. Alan Cesar Avatar
        Alan Cesar

        I suspect the 45 mph top speed is tire-limited, but I suspect the brakes aren’t ideal for higher speeds either.

      2. nanoop Avatar

        My brain shortwired “Hayabusa”, but I didn’t know what an E22 is. Now I know there is a wiki entry for “Chonda”.

  4. Sjalabais Avatar

    I’m not sure if something like Alvis counts? It’s called “the continuation series” after all:

    Do Not Open


    1. Maymar Avatar

      Now that I know this exists as a new car, I want it. It’s worth only slightly less than my home, mind you, but why let that be a barrier?

      1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
        dead_elvis, inc.

        Wow! I’ve just now simultaneously discovered both the existence of this car AND how badly I’d like to have one. It’s stunning.

        1. JayP Avatar

          That’s why we are here.

  5. Alan Cesar Avatar
    Alan Cesar

    The Chuck Beck 904. (He’s also the guy behind the Shogun.)

  6. P161911 Avatar

    If I’m going to get a big ol’ V-8 kit car with zero practicality, I’m NOT getting a Cobra. give me an Allard J2X!
    The originals were pretty much built in a shed in 1950s Britain, so quality is probably better on any replica/continuation car.

  7. outback_ute Avatar

    Either C or Do type Jaguar