1961 Devin S news, pictures, and information
He learned auto maintenance in his father's Chevrolet sales and service agency in Oklahoma and alter adapted his body designs for tiny engines to Chevy or Ford V8 powered specials that established land speed records (Joe Carboni, 191 mph, 1959), drag racing records (Dean Moon 10.49 seconds @ 144 mph, 1961), won countless road races in many forms along with a national championship (Echidna of Minnesotan John Staver, 1957), and dominated the Pikes Peak Hillclimb (Ak Miller, 6 wins from 1958 through 1966).
Anyone wanting to turn their MG or Triumph or homebuilt special into a Ferrari look-alike could do so with a Devin body that cost $295. A complete Devin SS, less power train, went for $5,950. All Devin bodies were based on an Ermini sports racer modeled on a Ferrari 750 Monza by Scaglietti from which Devin built a mold in his back yard that was sectioned such that 27 variations of width and wheelbase to fit any chassis were produced.
This example built in the United States is a 1961 Devin bodied British chassis of VIN 'S' code, a rare V8 special.
|RANGE ROVER SPORT WILL BE THE OFFICIAL PACE CAR FOR THE 91ST PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB|
|Colorado Springs, June 12-------- The new Range Rover Sport will be the Official Pace Car for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30. Veteran driver Paul Dallenbach, who has won four Pikes Peak titles in 19 years on the mountain and entered this year in the Time Attack Division in Rhys Millen's record-smashing Hyundai Genesis Coupe, recently set a new record on Pikes Peak for a production-standard Sport Utility Vehicle behind the wheel of a Range Rover Sport with a clocking...[Read more...]|
|Montezemolo: 'Ferrari Must Remain Exclusive'|
|Maranello, 8th May - Luca di Montezemolo addressed more than 250 members of the media today at the Maranello factory to explain key areas of the business to the media, as well as announcing impressive results for the first quarter of 2013. 'I base my plans for Ferrari on four key areas,' said Montezemolo. 'Our team spirit, our passion, our extreme technology and our exclusivity' this is how he summed up his feelings to the assembled journalists from over 30 countries. Montezemolo a...[Read more...]|
|RM Offers Distinguished Don Davis Collection Without Reserve|
|• Final countdown underway to RM Auctions' Don Davis Collection sale, April 27, in Fort Worth, Texas • Single-day auction features 64 motor cars without reserve • Offering comprises diverse roster of European sports and GT cars and American horsepower, including superb series of Porsche and Corvette automobiles • Complete digital catalogue now available online at rmauctions.com Following its record-setting sale of the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum earlier this year, RM Auctions is proud to c...[Read more...]|
|1963 Corvette Pilot Car to Cross the Block at Vicari December New Orleans Auction|
|The Vicari Auction Company announces its 3rd annual New Orleans Classic Auto Festival Dec. 1, 2012, at the famous Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, La. More than 200 classic and muscle cars will cross the block, led by a rare 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Pilot Car Serial #16. 'In preparation for the introduction of the re-designed 1963 Corvette, a limited number of handmade pilot line cars were produced in St. Louis, Mo., for the purpose of road testing the new design,' said Pe...[Read more...]|
|ANTICIPATION BUILDS AS RARE CARS ARE CONSIGNED TO RM'S FLAGSHIP UK SALE|
|• RM Auctions' annual London sale returns to Battersea Evolution, 31st October, 2012 • Now in its sixth year, the London sale is one of Europe's consistently best performing collector car auctions • Upcoming auction features a magnificent collection of the world's finest motor cars, headlined by an ultra-rare, alloy-bodied 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, a competition-bred 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Berlinetta 'Tour de France', and a single-owner collection of 22 automobiles • A fr...[Read more...]|
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