Great news gang. The Cigar City Concours d’Elegance has officially accepted the 1952 Glasspar G2 for presentation on their field later this year in November, 2019. We at Undiscovered Classics are excited to be showing the car on behalf of the owners Brian and Sue Ford of Christchurch, New Zealand, and look forward to sharing more of its history with those interested.
The Glasspar G2 is shown below and is nearly finished. Good friend Tom Cook completed the interior and some overall fine-turning. Tom has completed interior and upholstery work on many of our other cars too including the Leo Lyons Custom Mercury, our Bangert Manta Ray and Guy Dirkin’s Victress S1A.
Ralph Smith did much of the mechanical restoration and got the Ford Flathead powered Glasspar up and running to specs. Ralph also custom built the engine-turned aluminum dashboard, did all wiring, brake restoration and more. This Glasspar G2 certain has come a long way since we originally acquired it many years ago. Here are two photos of what it looked like then:
We’ll do another story or two about this Glasspar before the Cigar City Concours d’Elegance occurs, and discuss the car in more detail – and of course we’ll share more photos too. Much is happening down here in Tampa, Florida at Undiscovered Classics where there’s lots of hard work going on with our team – but incredible fun too 😉
For those of you wanting to learn more about the Glasspar G2 sports car and other related issues here at Undiscovered Classics, click on the following links:
Click here to review all stories on our website on Glasspar G2 sports cars
Click here to view the restoration and history page for this car
Click here to learn more about the Cigar City Concours d’Elegance in Tampa, Florida
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These are some of my favorite cars. You guys did a nice job on this one. Only one thing is throwing me off, the steering wheel. It doesn’t seem to jive with the era. I think you should consider putting on either a 40 Ford one or a Ford banjo style wheel and possibly paint that blinker control. All in all great job though.