In the mid-1950s, Richard Bosley of Mentor, Ohio created the Bosley MK1. He had a passion for automobiles though - up to this point in history - had never built a car. In the early 1950s, he decided to build the car of his dreams. Powering the car was a Chrysler Hemi breathing through 6 carburetors. It had a quick change rear end courtesy of a 1948 Mercury, a 102-inch wheelbase and an overall length of 168 inches. Braking power was provided by Lincoln 12-inch drums riding on magnesium center-lock wheels. The transmission was a five-speed unit built by the New Process company. The bodywork was done by Mr. Bosley, with many of the interior and exterior parts sources from various other vehicles.
The low-slung fiberglass body, potent engine, and its 55-gallon fuel tank made it a suitable vehicle for long distance racing. It had a top speed in the neighborhood of 160 mph.
This was not the only vehicle Mr. Bosley ever created. In the 1960s he built another vehicle of a different design, also having a fiberglass body.
Since Richard Bosley was a horticultural farmer by trade, he was unable to fund production of his car so this prototype was the only Bosley Mark I GT ever produced. Mr. Bosley kept the MK1 for many years, putting around 10000 miles on it before trading it for an ex-Sebring Corvette SR-2 which was used to form the basis for the Bosley Interstate.