Bosley (automobile)

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Bosley GT Mark I at the Petersen Automotive Museum

The Bosley was an American prototype automobile built in Mentor, Ohio, U.S. in 1953 by American automotive engineer and designer Richard Bosley.[1] Bosley wanted to build a car that would surpass any car available on the market at the time.[2] The car featured a steel tube frame and a Pontiac 389 with 3-2 barrel carburetors.[1] The car featured a very graceful fibreglass body, which was amazing considering Bosley was a horticulturist who had never studied design or engineering.[1]

The car was featured in magazines such as "Motor World", "The Motor in England", Road and Track", "Motor Life" and "Hot Rod".[2] Bosley clocked up approximately 100,000 miles on the car before trading it in the mid-1960s for a Chevrolet Corvette, which was to form the basis of a line of street cars called the Bosley Interstate.[2]

The car still survives and appears occasionally at car shows.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Georgano, Nick (2000). The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: Stationery Office. p. 1792. ISBN 0117023191.
  2. ^ a b c Roth, Frederick J. "1953 Bosley G/T MK I". www.americansportscars.com. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  3. ^ Strohl, Daniel. "One and only Bosley GT to appear at Milwaukee Masterpiece". www.hemmings.com. Retrieved 15 March 2013.

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