2018 Chevrolet Cheetah. Cheetah Bill Thomas may well become a legend on par with Carroll Shelby Cobra if it were not for a number of factors, fire and shop sudden withdrawal of funding from the Chevrolet among them.
However, Thomas was bigger than behind those statements plans homogeneity of race, and the model is not completed for those plans, what he called the Super Chevrolet Cheetah, is ripe for sale after resting in a garage for 40 years.
William P. “Bill” Thomas was born in May 1921 members of 28 lived in Anaheim, California. In 1956, Thomas began to adjust the work and adjust Chevrolet Corvette Racing’s C S Mead Motors Corp. by 1960, and it was Thomas started his own company, Bill Thomas racing cars.
At that time, GM approached him to carry out the performance of the new Chevrolet CORVAIR. It is also prepared 409 1962 Bel-Air in Biscayne Drag Racing Chevrolet and other car securities Louis Unser, who won his people from climbing the Pikes Peak International Hill. He was also hired by General Motors to develop the Chevy II.
In 1963 Thomas gained covert support from the head of GM’s product Vince Piggins performance of the Group for the development of the concept as a Chevrolet Cheetah. It was designed by Thomas and Don Edmonds, a false lead. Edmonds is credited with the bulk of the car build.
The project came from private investors, financing, and Thomas, and John grow, a Chevrolet dealer Rialto California. Grow-owned car model. Using links race to him, Thomas arranged to provide material assistance from the Chevrolet of the key elements – Corvette 327 engine, the transfer of Muncie, the rear end of the independent associations. They were stored the other components of the largest GM parts bin, such as spindle Chevrolet passenger cars, and NASCAR specifications Chevrolet drum brakes
Auxier – which began building the continuation Panthers blessing Bill Thomas in 2001, before Thomas in October died in 2009 – said super Chevrolet Cheetah tracking down 20 years ago but was not able to view it in fact even the man who bought the family agreed to sell it to him in August 2011.And since removed from the garage, and he has made the roller again, this time with 427-cu. in.
Chevrolet V-8, Muncie M22 four-speed and 2.72 rear end oriented Corvette. While it is currently working towards the completion of this in the exact configuration that Bill Thomas envisioned for the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans – the Corvette Daytona blue with red and white stripes above the nose and internal black – marshalled with demand from the rate $1.25 million.
Auxier said his original plan was to finish the super Chevrolet Cheetah 2014 Pebble Beach debates Cote d’elegance. In the list of his market he would consider taking on an investor to complete the debates. “I think it’s worth $2.5 million if you’re done. “
Auxier has put the company continued leopard for sale in 2011, but found no buyers, and he is simply looking for investors at that time. He has since returned to the Panthers continued to build from his shop in Glendale, Arizona. He also said he was making plans to build more super Panthers in carbon fiber.