Past present: 1953 One-off “barchetta”

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The seller of this curious car says that this barchetta has been found just out of Mosport Raceway, Canada, and looks like someone wanted to build his own dream racer.

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Of course during the fifties a lot of petrolheads built cars in their own garages, however few of them had good taste and sense for proportions: the builder of this body knew his job for sure. The body looks like something among period Jaguars, Allard, Ferrari and Aston Martin race cars: a good mix indeed.

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Unfortunately the seller says that the original chassis and drivetrain were lost so he replaced both with modern components coming from a Corvette C3, so the reliability of this car is now good but for the car history sake this car deserved a period Buick, Chevy or Cadillac engine. On the other side, it has a beautiful dashboard full of gauges clearly coming from some period airplane. Find it for sale at £29,000 (today $45,000) here in Ottawa, Canada.

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