Automotive manufacturer of Anaheim, California.United States from 1963 to 1965.
Cheetah was an American sports car brand from the 1960s.
Bill Thomas from Anaheim , California originally produced racing cars. In 1963, it came to an agreement with Chevrolet , which should deliver parts for a sports and racing cars with the brand name Cheetah . 100 vehicles were planned to meet the minimum amount of a sport authority for sports car racing. During the construction period, the minimum quantity increased to 1000, where upon Chevrolet delivered no more parts. 1965 ended the production of automobiles . In total, less than 30 vehicles were created. Later Allied Industries International , CR Cheetah and Elegant Motors produce and replicate the car .
The only model was a sports car the Cheetah Corvette , which should in performance compete against the AC Cobra . The base formed a tubular frame, designed by Don Edmunds. Then a small two-seater coupe body was mounted with Striking features were the gullwing doors .
A V8 engine from Chevrolet powered the vehicles. It was installed as far behind the front axle as possible for good weight distribution. With 5300 cc capacity that made in the racing version a impressive 520 hp But the suspension and drum brakes were not adequate for engine performance. In addition, the motor made enormous heat generation caused the small interior to be very hot with the engine so far back in the car.
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