Byers SR100 Bodies Back in Production

Hi Gang…

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.


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.


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.



Byers SR100 Bodies Back in Production — 8 Comments

  1. My dad had traded for one of these back in the late 70’s or early 80’s. We lived in the Bay Area in California back then. The stories are what I remember most, supposedly it was registered as a 1954 and called a Spencer Byers. It was truly unique and whomever originally built it made it one of a kind in my book. I’ll never forget those ugly 18″ Halibrand mags it had on it. I don’t know what was true about the stories, but the romance of this car being a Cobra Eater was my Dad’s favorite part. At dinner the other night, my son-in-law stirred up these old memories of this car and with my dad as we were talking about similar sports cars of the era. I wished I could find that car again. Here we are near the end of 2023 and just curious if there is still access to the body kit-remakes.

  2. 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.

  3. Hi Geoff,
    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?

    • Hi Paul…

      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

  4. 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.

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