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Old 03-15-2014, 09:31 AM
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This was a kit car from the 60's ....
Was this a question? I have had a blast this morning looking for this thing on Google. Google fiberglass 1960's kit car and see what you come up with!

Example: Tornado Typhoon - Motorbase

It is mind blowing what passion we have, there are thousands of different examples of what people will build out of some other car, chopping the top, engine swaps, the skies the limit. But what about the people who have built new bodies from scratch, not copying something else but trying to be the next new thing, making a mould and putting up for sale a fiberglass body. There have been PILES of these bodies made over the years, some got some popularity like Myers Manx others not a single one was sold and off to obscurity they go. But damn there have been some interesting ones!

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From 1952, the La Saetta!



The Lancer!



And on and on and on!

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Those last two are very interesting ,,lots of styling design used in other cars.
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I LOVE that last one!

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I have had a blast this morning looking for this thing on Google. Google fiberglass 1960's kit car and see what you come up with!
Welcome to Forgotten Fiberglass - forgottenfiberglass.com
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Well no ones answered Dragonoaks question so I will.

That lovely little coupe' is a Victress C3/DeLawri Castilian depending when it was made. Victress Manufacturing started out in Southern Calif and relocated to Michigan where it was sold to the DeLawri family back in Southern Calif. The Coupe' was first built on a 94" chassis and later on a 100" chassis. Sold in kit form you could power it with pretty much what ever you wanted. This one has a 425 Olds in it.
Pretty nifty car!

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It must run pretty good! What chassis did it use? Oh, and the owner still needs to be beat for using those wheel covers and body mouldings!

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The coupe I like .the Concertible looks to much like an MG
appears to have Kelsey Hayes wire wheels,Much better than the plastic Wally World hubcaps .
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The coupe I like .the Concertible looks to much like an MG
appears to have Kelsey Hayes wire wheels,Much better than the plastic Wally World hubcaps .
The origional roadster was built in the very early 50's by a person named Doc Boyce-Smith ( he was a doctor although t the time he was a student) and designed by Hugh Jorgensen. The premise was to "out Jag a Jag" If you wanted a competive sports car in the U.S. you bought a Jag XK120. Boyce-Smith's racing education goes back to the dry lakes in the forties. T influence for the design of the car was the 1939 BMW 328 Mille Miglia “Buegelfalte” Roadster. simply a beautiful automobile and very competitive. The origional car and car kits used a 1949 Ford under carraige. I found references to cars usinf Austian Healys 3000 chassis, cut down 55 Chevy frames and even a 1980 Corvette chassis.

here's a couple of links to some interesting articles

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Forgotten Fiberglass – Victress, the world’s fastest sports car, part 1 | Hemmings Daily


Designs That Influenced The Styling Of The Victress S1 And Glasspar G2: Part 3 - The 1939 BMW 328 Mille Miglia “Buegelfalte” Roadster - forgottenfiberglass.com


Obscure Auto: 1939 BMW 328 Buegelfalte Roadster | Mind over Motor
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Just a addition to my last posting, take a look at this BMW "Concept" car.
Sign me up, I want one!

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I think we are open for a question?

What is this?

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It looks like a lot of unsprung weight!
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Actually it's very little un-sprung weight. That placenta is bolted to the frame.

And I am sorry guys I see that I was wrong and it's BB's floor?

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[QUOTE=MARTINSR;2201226]I think we are open for a question?

What is this?

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While BB is getting ready,I see Sterring sector with rear steer ,a bias ply tire and an adjustable drag link and a knee action shock haven't seen one of those in a while .
with a ounce and a quarter wheel weight LOL

Could be on a Marge Car.

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Nope, Marge's suspension is archaic as hell and it's like the space shuttle next to this. But one car did use this up until 1973! This one didn't, I have never even seen this but I haven't worked on these cars at all over the years.

Year and make please.

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Do I see a Dubonnet Knee Action shock/Is it installed on a 1937-1948 Chevy truck?

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