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1/70/325: 1958 Peerless GT

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This is another car born during the “fiberglass era” but it is not American but English, and like many cars handcrafted in England it is equipped with Triumph engine and transmission. This happened because, unlike the clichés, the engine and … Continue reading

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Ocean inspiration: 1956 Bangert Manta Ray

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  The seller of this fiberglass car says tat the builder took inspiration by the 1954 Buick Wildcat II show car and indeed there are some elements in common between the two cars: this though is made of fiberglass and … Continue reading

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Ultra rare: 1964 Abarth 595/105 D “Tetto chiuso”

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Ultra rare indeed. That’s the first time we see one for sale and we actually can’t imagine when we will see another one for sale in the next years. Why? Because that’s one of the very rare Abarth 595 with … Continue reading

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Gullwing: 1965 Volkswagen Concept One Buggy

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Even though we perfectly know that many people don’t care about classic cars like this one, our goal has always been to bring to the light some obscure build which you rarely see around. Fiberglass cars have been an important … Continue reading

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French fiberglass: 1960 DB HBR5

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French car builders often used fiberglass to build their sports cars: it’s not a “noble” material such as aluminium, used mostly by italian coachbilders, but it’s light, cheap and easy to use. The DB (which is for Deutsch-Bonnet) HBR5 was … Continue reading

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Not steel: 1957 Byers Special SR100

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Dual carbs, Navarro intake, Thickstun heads on a flathead Ford V8 is what pushes this beautiful fiberglass roaster built in 1957. Actually this is another fiberglass car published in a very short amount of time but, unfortunetely, we can’t decide … Continue reading

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That Porsche feeling: 1965 Meyers Manx SR

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This fiberglass car (with scissors doors) is yet quite strange in itself, but it’s even more when you discover that it’s pushed by a Porsche 356 SC engine instead of the usual VW unit. It was built by Meyers, probably … Continue reading

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Crazy mileage: 1962 Invader GT

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This car is a time capsule from the time when people had a wide choice among not only mass produced cars, but also among a galaxy of small producers of fiberglass cars, mostly based on the VW Beetle platform. This … Continue reading

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Almost Daytona: 1960 Caribee TR-4

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This is the very first time we see this kit car about which we don’t know anything but that it’s based on Triumph TR-4 Engine and chassis.  But, apart from its platform which is for sure very reliable and easy … Continue reading

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Road spirit: 1957 MG A Banshee

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The Banshee was the female forest spirit in the irish popular tradition, in this case her name was borrowed by the fiberglass producer who dressed this 1957 MGA chassis. Many of these cars have been over-used during the years so … Continue reading

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