Monday, January 2, 2012

Mystery Car Update - Solved: LaDawri Castilian!

Update - The mystery car is a late 50's fiberglass special based on a period Corvette called the LaDawri Castilian!

Spotted next to a pole barn in Granville County, North Carolina is this car constructed from mixed fiberglass and steel components of unknown origin. Most likely it's a low volume 60's kit car from a US-based manufacturer but any ideas that could point to it's identity are welcomed.

Here is what's known about it:
  • 5 lug wheel, small bolt pattern (maybe Ford)
  • 3 Wipers indicate possible E-type Jaguar cowl
  • Hood looks like it could be steel
I was afraid to get any closer to it as it was fenced in and I know enough about Eastern NC to approach these kinds of situations with at least some degree of caution. I didn't want to be 'that guy who's tryin' to stove up my Maserari'.

Feel free to put in your two cents below!

1 comment:

  1. The front end reminds me vaguely of a Triumph, but I can`t put my finger on which model.

    Regardless, I want it.