A kit car with a wooden body from the designer Aston Martin was put up for saleSeptember 2, 2020
Stone Cold Classics put up for sale an extravagant car called the Hustler, which was developed by designer William Townes – the author of the exterior of the Aston Martin Lagonda.
Towns brought the kit car to the market in 1979, and is now selling a 1982 production year.
The designer sold his own Hustler as a do-it-yourself kit, with a wooden body being just one option. In this case, the kit did not include ready-made parts, but only drawings – the body, along with all the supporting elements, had to be made independently.
The chassis for his own project, including the suspension subframes and brakes, was borrowed by the Hustler developer from the Mini of the time. The British hatch also acted as an engine donor, and other parts were picked up from a number of European small cars.
Hustler, which appeared on sale, has four full-fledged seats, and the rear can be folded. It is noted that the car is in excellent condition and has all the necessary documents, including bills for maintenance, a selection of 40-year-old car magazines and even a letter from Townsas with his personal signature.
It is estimated that Townes’ firm Interstyl Design managed to sell about 500 Hustler kit cars, but given the fact that the bodywork had to be made independently, each wooden car is one of a kind.
In addition, it was recently noted that a rare Mercedes-Benz all-terrain vehicle, which has been locked for 37 years, will be sold at an auction. It should be emphasized that this all-terrain vehicle of the German company was intended for the needs of the German army.
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