Fiberglass Buyers Guide (Car Craft, March 1956): Part 7 – The McCormack Coupe

Hi Gang…

This is our seventh in a series of “spotlights” on sections of a Buyer’s Guide for fiberglass sports cars published by Car Craft in March, 1956.  Click on the link below to review all fiberglass cars discussed in this 1956 Buyer’s Guide as of today:

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Today’s article focuses on the McCormack Coupe designed by Henry McCormack which debuted in November 1955 at the Petersen Motorama in Los Angeles, California.

Background: The McCormack Coupe

Henry “Hank” McCormack originally designed his car to be a mid-engined sports car.  That would have been the first fiberglass car I’m aware of that would have had this design in mind.  But alas, due to cost constraints and other restrictions, Henry moved the engine forward to a more conventional place and the rest is automotive fiberglass history.

The McCormack Coupe had two lives:

Later in ’61, the molds were sold via a classified ad in Hot Rod Magazine and the production of the McCormack ceased to exist.

So…enjoy this segment of Car Craft’s 1956 Fiberglass Buyers Guide and be on the lookout for the next McCormack Coupe hiding out there.  Just a few have been found, and your efforts could make you the next lucky owner.  And you’d make the McCormack family very proud.

Go get ‘em gang!

Car Craft (March 1956): The McCormack Coupe

Car Craft (March 1956)
McCormack Coupe
Specifications

Wheelbase
  • 106 inches
Tread – Front
  • 58 inches
Tread – Rear
  • 60 inches
Overall Length
  • 142 inches
Overall Width
  • 72 inches
Overall Height With Top
  • 49 inches
Body Kit Semi-Complete
  • $695.00
Frame and additional accessories are also available.
For more information, write: Henry McCormack182 S. Pepper StreetOrange, CaliforniaKeystone 8-3073

Summary:

Hope you enjoyed the story, and until next time…

Glass on gang…

Geoff
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