Showcase: 1952 Glasspar G2

Showcase
1952  Glasspar  G2
Owners:  Brian  and  Sue  Ford,  Christchurch,  New  Zealand


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Best  Viewed  In  Landscape  Mode
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History  of  This  Car

The Glasspar G2 is considered by many to be America’s first fiberglass sports car. The G2 prototype was designed and built by Bill Tritt owner of Glasspar boats for Ken Brooks who wanted a fiberglass sports car which was approximately the size and shape of a Jaguar XK120.

Tritt finished his design and build of his first G2 in June, 1951 and it went on to debut at the November, 1951 Petersen Motorama in Los Angeles, California.  But Glasspar was a leader. They sold a few complete cars but the remaining sales were to individuals or small companies that built their own sports cars using the Glasspar body. This approached influenced other manufacturers of the day and names such as Lancer, Woodill Wildfire, Victress, Allied, Meteor and many other “Undiscovered Classics” sports cars came to fruition.

Back in the 50s, fiberglass was the “carbon-fiber” of its day. People flocked to car shows to see sports cars built from this material – and Detroit noticed. By 1953 GM had brought the fiberglass bodied Corvette to market and early in 1954 Kaiser brought the fiberglass Kaiser Darrin sports car out too. Produced from 1951 to 1955, approximately 100 Glasspar G2 sports cars were built and few restored examples remain.

This 1952 Glasspar G2 was restored by our Undiscovered Classics Team for Brian and Sue Ford of Christchurch, New Zealand.


Glasspar  “World  of  Wheels”
1954  Trading  Card


Background

Story: 1952 Glasspar G2 to Appear at the Cigar City Concours d’Elegance in Tampa, Florida

Click Here To Learn More About Glasspar G2 Sports Cars

Renderings  and  Artwork

Restoration  Photos  and  Videos

Click Here To Read “The Emergence of the American Postwar Sportscar”

Click Here To Read “Forgotten Fiberglass: American Sports Car Specials”


Cigar  City  Concours  d’Elegance
Tampa,  Florida:  November,  2019

 


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