1958 Dick Williams Sports Special Gallery
Inspired by Ferraris and Maseratis of the period, the Sports Special was low slung with a large oval intake. In keeping with the American trends, he later fitted large rear fins which were all the rage in 1958. Unique features included a swoopy side scoop, recessed headlights, pleated interior panels, 1950 Pontiac tail lights, a machine-turned dashboard and an eight-ball shifter.
With a high attention to detail, the car was completed in one year’s time for the 1959 Kansas City Custom Car Show. Also on display was a new car by hot-rodder Ray Farhner. At the show, Dick sold the car to Norbert Borth for $2,600 and never saw the car again. Norbert replaced the flat-head Ford with a Corvette 289 and raced the car throughout the mid-west.
Learn about the 1958 Dick Williams Sports Special