Bailey Cars was founded in 2003 by Peter and Greg Bailey. Together, they worked to fill a niche need for high quality, reliable, and fully raceable recreational GT40 replicas. Their largely successful initial run with the GT40 design resulted in a demand for other models, pushing the development of a P4 replica, a 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. Bailey cars are now globally enjoyed by enthusiasts in the USA, Sweden, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Finland, Holland, England and even Zambia.
Bailey Cars purpose has been to build famous recreational 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 several decades ago. Engineering has come a long way in those years, and so we find ourselves asking "why not take advantage of that?" There are many studies published which detail the flaws and issues with the original cars. These main issues 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.
Why buy a car that is exactly like an original if we know it has flaws? We are sure that you as the private owner of such a car isn’t interested in rebuilding your wheel bearings after each race or even replacing your aluminum tubed chassis after each race either.
The philosophy at Bailey Cars has been to build cars that are true to the originals, but have improvements where they know they need them. 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. That is what places Bailey Cars several seconds a lap ahead of the competition!