Bill Tritt liked sports cars, especially Jaguars, but he thought the XK-120 was a bit too tall and slab-sided, so he made his car lower and sleeker.
1953 Glaspar G-2
Costa Mesa, California, was home to Glasspar, a company that built fiberglass boats in the late 1940s. With the launch of the Glasspar G-2, the company became the first and, for several years, the largest manufacturer of fiberglass automobiles—before the Kaiser Darrin or the Chevrolet Corvette were produced in Detroit. Bill Tritt, founder of Glasspar, influenced Chevrolet, Volvo, Disneyland, Kurtis and several small automobile manufacturers because of the G-2.
Become a Member & Get Ad-Free Access To This Article (& About 6,000+ More)
Access to the full article is limited to paid subscribers only. Our membership removes most ads, lets you enjoy unlimited access to all our premium content, and offers you awesome discounts on partner products. Enjoy our premium content.