BECK GTS PROJECT MOVES TO INDIANA PLANT
An exciting addition to the Special Edition, Inc. manufacturing facility here in Indiana is the BECK GTS project. This project was completely developed and initially marketed by Chuck Beck through his Beck Development operation in Georgia.
Chuck opted to return to the work he enjoys doing best, project development, and an arrangement was made for the transfer of the BECK GTS project to Carey Hines’ Special Edition, Inc. facility for continued manufacture.
Chuck has and continues to be directly involved in the transition, both in training the personnel on the build procedure at Special Edition, Inc. and assisting in integrating the out-sourced items with our local suppliers. He has kept an eye on each aspect of this transition to insure continued highest quality and a smooth transition for our clientele.
We are pleased to announce this transition, and will expand our website to include additional information as time allows.
THE FIRST INDIANA BUILDS
The initial 2 BECK GTS orders to be manufactured and assembled at Special Edition, Inc. include one RHD 904 for Australia, as a roller, and one turn-key LHD for a domestic client. (These are BECK GTS numbers 29 and 30 chronologically.) This will be followed closely by the 3rd and 4th. One for our own use as a demo and one for the next client, brought to a roller, no paint or interior colors until those items are selected by that customer.
Special Edition, Inc. is following the same strict quality control as Beck Development, including 100% hand laid fiberglass bodies, folded stainless steel chassis, and custom built suspensions. The BECK GTS is still offered as a roller, less engine and transmission, as well as a turn-key product with any air cooled 6 cylinder engine and either the 901 or 915 gearbox.
The price for a roller is $81,500.00. A complete turnkey is $84,000 plus cost of engine and transmission. Leather interior, carpeting, sound insulation, and your choice of side window operation (wind-up, strap pull-up, or side sliding Lexan), are still standard. A few new items including climate control, sound systems, and other optional selections are also now available.
Special Edition has already made several interiors for earlier BECK GTS’s, and has previously painted 4 or 5 for Beck Development prior to this transition including Chuck’s personal “lightweight” track car, a Ben Pon Orange car for a VA. customer, and a few others.