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Old 09-08-2019, 07:09 PM
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While cruising the marketplace I found this and drove 4.5 hours to NY to buy it. As near as I can figure it's a Devin Special kit car from the Devin company. They were around from 57-64. The "Special" bodies were usually made for racing but a few made it to the streets and were rarely complete cars. The only weird thing is this has a flat rear panel much like a Cobra Daytona. It has a 4" tube frame, Corvair front suspension, 8" ford rear and an MGB windshield. Also set up for RHD. It originally had a 283 sbc and a BW T10 4 spd. Anybody know anything about it?









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Old 09-08-2019, 07:12 PM
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:22 PM
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Looks like a home built frame, front end looks scary. I donít think that is a Ford rear, either, looks more like a 55 Chevy. Iíd have to go with a MII or similar front end and move the steering back to the left where it belongs, lol. Should be about like a kit Cobra with a V8 in it......lots of power and low weight.
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:33 PM
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That rear flat panel may have been added later. Late 60s Corvette inspiration perhaps. Any kind of ID tag on the body JFG.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:15 AM
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That rear flat panel may have been added later. Late 60s Corvette inspiration perhaps. Any kind of ID tag on the body JFG.
I can't find any numbers, markings or tags anywhere on it
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:21 AM
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There was one for sale on Craigslist in Denver a while back.
I think they're cool!
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:34 AM
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That thing is super cool. I would use it as a buck to build a steel body
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:44 AM
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That thing is super cool. I would use it as a buck to build a steel body
WAY too much work Dutch! Lol I might just jam a motor in it and do burnouts!
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:03 AM
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WAY too much work Dutch! Lol I might just jam a motor in it and do burnouts!
yea, or that...
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:42 AM
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does look like a devin in a way and away not. bet there was a lot of changes over the years they were made. the doors do look like they are cut deeper down in the body and that may be a way to close in on the year. i do agree with bama on the rearend but i say olds or pontiac.
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