I was looking at my FF Californian Speedster this morning and admiring the look of the car. I know not everyone likes the flared fender cars but I am one of the people that do. I can remember the first one of the CMC flared fender Speedsters I saw was sometime in the 90's in Gatlinburg TN, at a VW event. It was a black car with a hot engine that was screaming up and down the main drag all weekend. I thought the car was the most gorgeous thing on wheels I ever saw. To me the car looked like it must have cost more than I could ever afford. As I was musing these thoughts this morning I was wondering if anyone knows what car or whose car they used to make the molds for the CMC and FF widebody cars. The interesting thing is the body of these cars are made off center where the passenger side rear flare comes out further than the drivers side. I actually have a 3/8"wheel spacer on the passenger side to wheel to compensate for this.
So, I wonder if there was an actual modified body Speedster someone built that they copied and if the car still exists or any old pics of the car exist. Does any of our members know the history behind these wonderfully shaped cars? I still love gazing at my FF Californian any chance I get.