We were pleased earlier this year to make the announcement via Hemmings Daily that Byers SR100 bodies would soon be back in production. Click Here To Read This Announcement
As of this week, you can now order a Byers SR100 roadster with various features suited to your needs. This is the first of several planned bodies from the 1950s – many of which have already been molded and are awaiting tooling so car bodies can be built as customers would like. But it wasn’t a short process to get here. Planning for this phase of Undiscovered Classics / Forgotten Fiberglass began with just a thought nearly 10 years ago….
“Wouldn’t it be great if some of the bodies from the 1950s were available once again?”
Be careful what you wish for.
VINTAGE PHOTOS OF BYERS BODIES AND PRODUCTION SHOWN BELOW
The Process Begins
Over time, dreams turned to plans and plans became reality. About three years ago we started creating molds for some cars that were so rare none others existed. We then moved toward choosing what we thought would be the best car to launch first – one that was celebrated with much acclaim in the 1950s. The Byers SR100 Roadster.
The Byers SR100 Debuts in Public With Grand Style
In the February, 1957 issue of Road & Track, John Bond (editor and owner of Road & Track Magazine) asked his readers a question:
“Is the Byers SR100 the World’s Most Beautiful Sports Car?”
John Bond must have felt so. He put a beautifully built example on the front cover of his magazine and began working to build an example of his own – with Jim Byers consulting on each step of the project. The finished car exists today and we’ll share a story about Bond’s SR100 sports car in the near future.
VINTAGE PHOTOS OF THE BYERS SR100 BUILT FOR EDWARD FORT IN 1957
Now’s The Time
So if you’ve been waiting and waiting to find a Byers SR100 body to build your own sports car, the time to buy may be now. You can now choose to build a perfect period correct version or if so desired, a modern version that performs exactly how you wish on a chassis of your choice. It’s up to you.
Click Here to Learn More About Byers SR100 Bodies Now Available
Please note: We will only offer a limited number of bodies each year. The Byers SR100 body is a specialty item that is designed for a discriminating buyer and builder – not as easy to create and complete as other choices out there in the marketplace, but one that certainly would be worth it.. The finished result would be a beautiful sports car that, no doubt, be the only one ever seen by most people at a show or a race event.
How much more fun could you ask for? I’m sure Jim Byers would be pleased.
Hope you enjoyed the story, and remember…
The adventure continues here at Undiscovered Classics.
Will you be selling the Byers Sr100 Corvette shells once again in 2020? I noticed you have removed the page on the prices for it last month.
Have been around Griffiths for the last 45 years; and approximately 400K mi, so this idea definitely appeals to me; also a Frank Reisner Intermecchanica Speedster for 35 years and 200K mi. as well.
That’s a beautiful car.
What chassis from the same era would be useful for the SR100? Are any interior panels (bulkheads, etc.) going to be available for the body?
Good to hear from you and hope you are well. If you review the page showing the body/car for sale, you’ll see the options and pricing for different parts needed. Just scroll down to the bottom of this story and click on the link to take you there. Or click on “Bodies For Sale” at the top of the web page and click on the appropriate links. You’ll see the options for the body. And…feel free to call me if you have questions – always happy to help 🙂 Geoff
What a dream project! Using a Corvette frame and running gear means the major mechanical issues are already sorted and reasonably priced. This beautiful blank canvas of a car can be finished to suit your own tastes without the stigma of not being “correct”. Any color, any trim, any wheels gives your a unique car that will not be just another amongst many. It is a little bit of a time machine that allows you to create now what you would have created then.
This is a great site, I’m always interested in unusual cars.