The Americans have collected the largest collection of “fiberglass” sports carsOctober 23, 2018
Americans Jeff Hacker and Rick D’Louhi probably collected the largest collection of self-made post-war sports cars. On their farm, they store about 80 cars of the “golden era of fiberglass”, which lasted from 1951 to 1957. A video with a short tour of Fiberglass Farm was recently published by Hagerty Insurance Company.
Most of the cars assembled by Hacker and D’Louhi are whale cars with fiberglass bodies. This material was used in transport during the Second World War, and after its completion it was more affordable than steel and aluminum. This was used by former soldiers who started building sports cars in their garages – to create a body made of fiberglass, only a wooden model or model clay was needed.
Among the machines stored on Fiberglass Farm are the Bangert Manta Ray of the 1956 type. The sports car is built on a custom frame and was originally equipped with a 4.2-liter Mercury V8 Flathead. Only known about the existence of only four of these cars.
In August, Autocar published a story about UK resident Marc Torok, who owns seventy Škoda. Many of his cars almost do not differ from each other – they are of the same model and year of manufacture.