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Make:                   Californian 

Model:                 Roadster

Year:                    1955

Origin:                 California, USA  

Engine:                 239 cu. in. Mercury Flathead V8

The California roadster is a blend of hot-rod and sports car. It features a Ford V8 engine with Offenhauser aluminum heads, intake manifold and hot-rod twin carbs. All research points to some 1940s but mostly 1950s influences. 

 

Besides our Californian, only one other vintage sports car has been found with this body. The California Roadster is made out of a material called “woven roving,” similar to that of fiberglass. Very few cars are made from this material and some enthusiasts believe this automobile and it’s other mysterious counterpart to be the only vehicles ever made from it. The Californian shows signs of a strong, yet unknown racing heritage and has a strong resemblance to the Mercedes 190SLs and Daimler SP250 of the similar era.