History: Byers SR-100, CR-90

Byers  Sports  Cars  (1955 – 1968)
Design  By  Jim  Byers

—  The  World’s  Most  Beautiful  Sports  Car —
Road  &  Track,  February,  1957

Byers  Sports  Cars

Road and Track featured a Byers SR-100 on the cover of their magazine in February, 1957. John Bond who owned Road & Track felt it represented one of the finest designs for an American sports car he had ever seen and proclaimed it “The World’s Most Beautiful Sports Car” in his feature article. This was quite an achievement for Jim Byers and this helped him launch his sports car company to greater heights.

Jim Byers got his start working on the first Victress body in 1952.  Next, he partnered with with Dick Jones to create and build the 1953 Meteor SR-1 sports car which made its debut at the 1953 Petersen Motorama at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Jones and Byers amicably separated in 1955 and each continued with their own design. Byers changed the lines of the Meteor SR-1 body by adding a kick-up over the rear fenders, and a completely new rear design. This new body was called the Byers SR-100. Within a year, Byers had designed another body called a CR-90 for a shorter wheelbase race car, and built limited number of custom one-off bodies for customers from thru 1963.

Each body was hand laid fiberglass, and several bodies were tailored to the owner’s specifications. Total production of Byers SR-100 bodies is estimated at 25. Kellison later purchased the SR-100 molds, made small changes to the design and offered a “chopper gun” version of the body for another 5-7 years with production approximately at 25.  Fiberglass Trends purchased the CR-90 molds and began producing these bodies in 1966.

John Bond, owner and publisher of Road and Track Magazine, ultimately built just one sports car during his life. He partnered with Jim Byers and built his own “Byers SR-100” Sports Roadster in 1958-1959 – a testimony to the design and craftsmanship of Jim Byers and his vision.

Byers SR-100 Rendering: Dan Palatnik, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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