From time to time, I hear (and welcome) new people to our website and interest area. A great car guy contacted me recently, Rick B. from Balzac, Alberta Canada with a mystery car on his hands. Here’s what Rick shared with me in his first e-mail:
Letter From Rick B. In Canada:
Hello Geoffrey, I just discovered your website, quite by accident. I too have weird and wonderful cars that are difficult to find. As to the glass ones., I currently have something that I would like to know more about. Maybe you can help. I have a ’64-5 PYTHON. I was told there were approximately 45 built in 2 years.
I have tried to Google, etc. but nothing shows up. It has doors similar to a Ferrari Dino, rear roof treatment like a mid-style Corvette coupe, and a nose not unlike a 240Z Datsun. I have over 70 vehicles at present (much to my wife’s chagrin), but I am finally getting serious about “culling the herd “. If you are interested, please reply to me, and I will forward some pictures of the Python. Thanks for your time. Cheers, Rick B. in Balzac AB. Canada
I ran the images by good friend and Kit Car Historian Extraordinaire, Harold Pace. Harold hadn’t seen this car before, but offered a few observations:
- It looks British – but could be of Canadian origin too
- The windshield appears to be from an MG
- It looks like it was a roadster before it was a coupe – maybe there were two versions of this car (roadster and/or coupe)
- The side treatment of the vent suggests rear power, but the design is significant enough to be a tantalizing sign for anyone who might recognize the car
I’ve posted additional pictures Rick sent to me below in hopes of these helping someone identify the car for Rick. If there were 45 built, no doubt we will hear from someone soon.
Thanks for your help on this project gang and Rick….hope we find out something for you.
Glass on gang.
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