Unknown: 1952 Karu de Carrera

We have written it on other occasions and we will never tire of repeating it: we are fascinated by fiberglass cars, those built in small series by enthusiasts who wanted to build the car of their dreams.

Sometimes it wasn’t even small series: the seller says that this car, called Karu de Carrera (a name never heard of) and one of four built to race at Bonneville, evidently with the aim of conquering the record in one of the categories provided for cars. In this regard, there are also photos from the time that show the car when it was driving, unfortunately it is now very far from that condition.

In fact, we don’t know what it’s based on: probably a Ford from the 1940s: certainly there is still a ford flathead engine with Offenhauser heads but probably the transmission has been lost. well, most of the things have been lost: floors, dashboard, seats and who knows how many other things, however it is also an interesting starting point to have fun. This same car was already listed months ago for $23k, now the seller has scaled back his bids: find it for sale at $14,800 here in Westlake Village, CA.


One thought on “Unknown: 1952 Karu de Carrera

  1. FWIW, the trans cover is a fiberglass replacement type used in the Triumph TR4 thru TR6. [The original cover was molded cardboard.]


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