Each year, a show in France draws an international audience that captivates enthusiasts and professionals alike. It’s called “Retromobile” and showcases vintage, classic, sports, and all kinds of vehicles galore (click here to learn more). I haven’t been there yet, but someday……I hope to 🙂
And this year, to our great surprise what should appear but a special barn find – a Woodill Wildfire sports car – a barn find to cheer!
This car had been bought by a dealer some 25 years ago and brought from America to France – it has been in storage since. And it looks like it was a very nice original build. The car is still wearing its California license plates and has a non-standard Corvette windscreen with Buick headlamps. Quite a nice look!
It has dual master cylinders but sports an in-line 6 cylinder engine. Very unusual powerplant for one of our fibercars of yesteryear. And while it has the Buick headlight bezels, it does not have the Buick rear end taillights – an unusual combination for this car. If this car hasn’t been modified over the years (which looks to be the case) and appeared in a vintage magazine, we should be able to nail down the who, what, where, when, and why about this car.
Let’s have a look at some more photos of this car at Retromobile, 2014:
The Wildfire is readily restorable and was bought by a racing enthusiast who lives in the Czech Republic. He’s currently working with Gregg Griffin in getting more information about Wildfires and we stand by ready to help here at Forgotten Fiberglass.
And for those of you wishing to explore more about this “barn find” on the web, please visit the following sites:
Hope you enjoyed the story, and remember gang…
The adventure continues here at Forgotten Fiberglass.