Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Trade Me Anything: 1974 Bradley GT

Do you have anything in your garage worth between $800-1500 that you're willing to swap for a Bradley GT?  The seller is willing to weigh all options, including your to-be-proposed Renault GTA and snowblower smoked-motor package deal. Find this 1974 Bradley GT for sale in Yale, MI for $2,500 via craigslist.

The Bradley was nearly the most common kit car of the 70's, competing mainly against Manx and Gazelle for the attention of VW owners who hit it big. While the Bug was the embodyment of the '60's, Bug based kit cars allowed those owners to switch to the next decade's achetype without actually changing vehicles.

Our seller claims that the motor has been newly rebuilt, a claim that seems to be substantiated by parts underhood that have yet to be sprayed with petroleum distillates and mud. He does say, however, that the motor leaks oil and idles high; two problems which if were as simple to fix as they sound, the owner might be more discerning with his considerations for trade.

With the exception of the tape deck mounted a-la Lincoln Capri headlight, the interior retains its original naugahyde, straight from the trim shop in '74. Everthing looks to be screwed together and in decent shape, which is better than what we see with most kit cars found on craigslist.

See a better thing to take on trade? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com

Matt, a self-proclaimed bottom-feeder of the classic car market, spends half of his time buying cars, half of his time retrieving them, and the remaining third on keeping them on the road.


  1. Ha! My brother and I built one of these. Really cool back in those days. Very hot inside during warm weather. Had to take doors off. Fond memories of putting this thing together.


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