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The green barchetta: 1955 Microplas Toledo

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We seem to have already published – a few years ago – a small barchetta similar to this one, red in color, but we didn’t know it with the name Microplas. This company was founded in 1954, also taking advantage … Continue reading

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Offy heads: 1964 Kellison Panther J-6

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We knew that these cars would increasingly interest classic car enthusiasts, as we already knew years ago when it was possible to find beautiful cars for $ 10,000. Well, know that those times are now gone. However, although you can … Continue reading

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Empty shell: 1957 VW-Devin D 295

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As we have already written several times, the beauty of many hand-built fiberglass cars is the story that leads to their construction, often obscure and full of missing parts. This shell was made by Bill Devin, well known in the … Continue reading

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The plastic side: 1964 Autobianchi Stellina DB 100

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This small spider produced for two years by Autobianchi was in fact the first Italian series car (small series) with the fiberglass body.   Unfortunately the Italians were very wary of this material that they called simplistically as “plastic” and, … Continue reading

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Restored rarity: 1958 Alken D2 Roadster

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We have often published kit-cars produced with fiberglass body built between the mid-fifties and mid-seventies, and among all those published this is perhaps the one we like most. This is the body produced by the Alken Corporation, founded in venice, … Continue reading

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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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