Welcome to Bailey Cars
Our staff has a wealth of motorsport expertise between them after many years in the industry ranging from international race event management and coordination right through to competing at the highest level in some of the world’s top racing series.
Bailey Cars was started in 2003 by Peter Bailey and Greg Bailey to fill a niche need for high quality, reliable, usable and fully race-able recreation GT40 replica’s. The success of their initial GT40 design has resulted in customers asking for more.
The result was the development of a P4 Replica,T70 Replica and their flagship model the 917 Replica. These models have all been designed for hard racing by true enthusiasts on race tracks around the world. We have now sold GT40’s, P4’s, 917’s and components to most parts of the world, with customers in
GT40 loving U.S.A, Sweden, Australia, South Africa, 917 loving Germany, Finland, Holland, England and even Zambia!
Due to the confidence and knowledge that Bailey Cars has gained from building and successfully racing cars, that are true recreations of cars that were built in 60’s and 70’s, we have now decided to build and design our own modern day race cars. The GT1 is a modern day sports car capable of racing in national championships against the likes of famous marques such as Porsche GT3 cups and Ferrari 430 challenge cars.
This is the ideal car to take on the South African GT championship with.
The LMP2 is by far the most advanced car Bailey Cars has produced. It is designed to the latest ACO, Le mans 24 hour race rules, the ultimate goal for the car is to race at Le mans, but Bailey is also offering this car to local customers to compete in the newly formed South Africa Endurance series which is starting in 2011!
Why buy a Bailey?
What you think is a difficult choice becomes simple when you look at the facts.
Bailey Cars purpose has been to build famous recreation cars that have all at one stage or another competed at the famous Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race in France. The original cars have been based on famous marques that are all household names. These original cars were designed and built over 40 years ago. Engineering has come a long way in 40 years, and so why not take advantage of that. There are many books which detail the flaws and issues with the original cars in one way or another. These were in terms of safety, reliability or even ergonomics. These flaws were mostly caused by either restrictions in terms of the rules the cars had to race under such as homologation or compromise in that the original cars were designed for pure performance and “win at any cost” type construction and engineering.
So some 40 years later the original cars are all worth many millions of either Pounds or Dollars and can be and should be found in museums. But now continuation cars (replicas) are also available, why buy a car that is exactly like an original if we know it has flaws. We are pretty sure that you as the private owner of such as car isn’t interested in rebuilding your wheel bearings after each race or even replacing your aluminum tubed chassis after each race either!
So our Philosophy at Bailey Cars has been to build cars that are true to the originals, but have improvements where we know they need them, pure performance is not everything, reliability and safety is our concern. Enjoying your car is about driving, racing and showing off your pride and joy, not having it in pieces. The Bailey Car range is built for the genuine enthusiast, collector and for the real racing driver at the same time. And that is what places us several seconds a lap ahead of the competition!