1953 Glasspar G2 Roadster

The Corvette wasn't the only fiberglass-bodied roadster available in 1953. Southern California marine architect Bill Tritt drew on his experience with boats when he designed the Glasspar G2, a two-seater with a fiberglass body that came as either a kit or completed car. The chassis was designed to take just about any American V8 available at the time; Emilio Pistoresi chose a DeSoto Hemi and 1940 Ford transmission and rear axle for his kit version. The G2 remained with the Pistoresi family until 2010, when auto restorer Gary Hatfield bought the disassembled car and meticulously brought it back to its original glory. Only around 30 G2s are believed to exist, making it one of the rarest American cars you can get, and an excellent example of 1950s American sports car design.

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