Here are some of our more interesting cars that we’ve restored or are nearing completion
Although we had restored this car back in 1982, by 2012 it was ready for another one and our Undiscovered Classics Crew delivered. We debuted the freshly restored 1962 Shark Roadster at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Jay Leno’s Garage and Autoweek both did videos on the Shark and had a combined viewing of nearly 700,000 views on their website. I should have restored this earlier!
One of our first handcrafted car restorations was this 1955 LeGene “Californian” Roadster which debuted at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2010
In 2008 We Bought The Remains of A Belly Tank. We Debuted the Finished Tribute to the 1946 Bill Burke Belly Tank Streamliner at the 2009 Speed Week at Bonneville. In 2010 we shared our Belly Tank Streamliner at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Amelia Island, Florida.
One of our earliest acquisitions, the 1956 Dick Foster Victress S1A was recently restored by our team and brought back to new condition – with some modern improvements too.
One of our most exciting restorations, the 1950 Ultra Modern Leo Lyons Mercury, went from “found” to the lawn of the Pebble Beach Amelia Island Concurs d’Elegance in 2015.
The 1956 Elwood Caufmann Bangert Manta Ray was found in Texas in very poor shape. We moved it to our headquarters in Tampa, Florida and restoration was completed and the car debuted at the 2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Amelia Island, Florida.
What Fun This Was To Restore – 396 cubic inches under the hood and power steering / power brakes to boot. We took photos of the finished 1955 Woodill Wildfire at Dunedin Beach, Florida in 2018.
The 1953 Fred Bodley Victress S1A was found burned and in terrible shape in Washington State. The car is nearly finished in late 2019 looking for the right venue to debut for owner Guy Dirkin. What a car Guy!
From soup to nuts, we took this 1952 Glasspar G2 which had great potential and brought it home for the new owner who is taking it overseas. This Glasspar G2 sports car will debut at the Cigar City Concours d’Elegance in November, 2019.
After waiting nearly 60 years to be restored, the 1952 Voodoo Gardner Special will be ready for its debut at the 2020 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance at Amelia Island, Florida.
Abandoned for nearly 50 years, The 1955 Siebler Special Will Be Finished in the Spring of 2020 and Ready for its debut.
And Now For Something New – Literally. Given the rarity of handcrafted American Specials, we’ve started to reintroduce some of the most rare and desirable American handcrafted sports cars of the 1950s. This is the first Byers SR100 – brand new – to hit the road in nearly 60 years. Autoweek Magazine did a 4 page spread in April, 2019 about this car and we have already added more models to our offering. Check with us if you want to build a new, rare American handcrafted sports car to your specifications.