Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
9/27/21 3:30 p.m.
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What do you do when someone you know buys a rare sports car that you wish you could drive? Well, if you are Mickey Thompson and Bill Burke, you apparently make a plaster mold of it so you can sell fiberglass copies to the public. 

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wspohn
wspohn SuperDork
9/28/21 11:17 a.m.

Whoever they built that for must have been one tall guy - that roll bar is built to fit Big Bird!

Styling looks to be based on a Cisitalia 202 and the use of what looks like an Austin Healey 100 windscreen works quite well.  And the engine used was likely at least as powerful as the original used on that odel.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltimaDork
9/28/21 3:16 p.m.

Went looking up the Cisitalia 202. For a 1946 design, I could easily believe the styling was something from 20 years later. Pretty rare for a "futuristic" car to actually nail what cars of the future would look like.

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
9/28/21 4:25 p.m.

Aside from the big bird roll hoop I love it.

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