1958 Dick Williams Sports Special Gallery


1958 Dick Williams Sports Special Gallery

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.

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