Sunday, January 9, 2011

The ULTIMATE Supercar

The short-lived, under-supported, cobra-klling CHEVROLET CHEETAH.

Conceived by Bill Thomas and compaigned in the 1964-65 race season with 11 First Place wins before Thomas' Anaheim, CA shop burned down, destroying the tooling to create these beautifully swoopy fiberglass bodies.

Many believe the fire was the end, but few knew the real truth that Chevrolet pulled the plug on it's racing involvement previous to the Arson, er, I mean tragic incident (many feel Ford had the building burned down to prevent any competition to their beloved Shelby Cobra, as Thomas continued to try and support the car after Chevy cut the imbilicle). The fire was simply the straw that broke the Camel's back. Several companies are producing kit versions.

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