Bill Devin, a racing driver and automotive inventor during the 1950s and 1960s, is known as 'The Enzo Ferrari of Okie Flats' due to his origins in Rocky, Oklahoma. In southern California in the late 1950s, Devin developed a sports car using Chevrolet components and a fiberglass body based on a Scaglietti design. The engines were modified to incorporate a belt driven overhead camshaft for improved performance. Though the cars were great performers, they cost as much as three Corvettes and only 15 were sold. Devin then turned to selling bodies and components so individuals could build their own cars.
This Devin uses the SS body, arguably the most beautiful of the Devin line, a square tube chassis, a Chevrolet small block engine, 4-speed transmission and Jaguar suspension. Construction began in 1960, but was never finished. It deteriorated in storage for some 40 years until a vintage race in Vermont found it and started to restore the chassis. When he could not finish the project, it was acquired by the current owner. The body was painted for the first time and fitted to the chassis. The car was completed and ran for the first time in 2012, more than 59 years after construction started.