In the 1950s, home-made, one-off sports cars were being created everywhere across the country, the majority of them emerging from suburban garages built by weekend racers, mechanics, engineers and dreamers. The results of these efforts were mixed; some cars were crude creations cobbled together by shade-tree mechanics that were downright ugly, some were beautifully crafted but rarely ran well or competitively, others were simply rebodied and lightened production cars. Many of these cars were never finished and their discarded carcasses show up today on Craigslist or eBay every so often, pulled off the boulevard of broken dreams hoping to find a benefactor to finish them. Collectively, these racers and sports cars were referred to as “Specials”.
Every so often a very talented, creative and dedicated person would engineer and build a Special completely from scratch, (body, chassis and suspension) in their garage and build it well. Such a car is this curvaceous special.