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Small Shop "Boutique" Car Makers??

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Feb 28, 2008.


  1. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    so i've been on a "top gear" tear, watching old clips on youtube, and falling in love w/ ascari's, tvr's, atom's, and bowler's.

    but other than shelby, what other small shop car makers are there in the US?
     
  2. HELLonWHEELS

    HELLonWHEELS Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2005
    Houston
    SSR- Shelby Super Cars

    They claim to make the worlds fastest production car. It has no relation to Carrol Shelby. Which i think is a tuner not really a maker.

    There are lots of companies that tune like shelby ( Brabus, roush, tech art, lingenfeltor, venom....) but as far as Tesla http://www.teslamotors.com/ is the only thing i can think of.
     
  3. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Callaway
    Saleen
    Panoz

    ...all well known US based tuners/race car builders who've also produced limited production street legal cars under their name at one time or another in the last few years. The Callaways I've seen are mostly Corvette based, but they definitely have their own thing going:

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    Google 'Vector W8' for one of the classic stories in American supercar annals too. Seems like they're always just about to start up production again.:cool:
     
  4. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    Sorry about the last post. I didn't see you were looking for made in America.
     
  5. RED5

    RED5

    Jan 14, 2008
    Suffolk County,NY

    Where is Roush based? My boss owns a few, He's a Ford guy.
     
  6. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    all good, but sweet lookin' cars!
     
  7. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Is Avanti still in business? Their cars are absolutely gorgeous IMO.

    Edit: Yes, they are ! http://www.avantimotors.com/ and their cars are still some of the most stylish on the road IMO. I love 'em! Built in Cancun Mexico now at a rate of about 150 per year.
     
  8. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I dig it, except the front end. Looks like Short Circuit.
    shortcircuit6.
    interiors12.
     
  9. bassturtle

    bassturtle

    Apr 9, 2004
    No disassemble, Stephanie!
     
  10. This was the first one I thought of when I read the first post.

    Mike
     
  11. ubado

    ubado

    Mar 7, 2007
    FL
    There was an Avanti dealer not too far from where I grew up... cool cars, but I NEVER saw anyone under retirement age driving one. :smug:
     

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