Glassic Motor Car Company
Glassic Motor Car Company , until 1971 Glassic Industries Inc. , was an American automaker that was based in Palm Beach (Florida) from 1966 to 1976 . The company was founded by Jack Faircloth and his son Joel as Glassic Industries, Inc. in West Palm Beach. In 1972, the sale to Fred Pro and in the wake of the move to Palm Beach and the name change. In 1975, the company had to file for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy estate was partially taken over by Replicars Inc. and Total Performance .
In 1966, the replica of a two-door Ford Model A - Roadster based on the International Harvester Scout was presented. The car had the four-cylinder in-line engine of the International with 2488 cc and a power of 93 bhp (68 kW) at 4400 min . The wheelbase was 2540 mm.
1968 came as a second model, a two-door Phaeton , otherwise there were few changes. In 1969, International increased the engine of the Scout to 3202 cc, which was pretty much the engine of the original Ford A corresponded. The power increased to 111 bhp (81.6 kW) at 4000 min -1 . In this form, the two cars were built until 1971 and cost at the end US $ 5995, -. Until then, about 300 copies were made.
In 1972, Fred Pro took over the company and introduced some changes to the models. The wheelbase has increased to 2591 mm and the International engine was by a V8 engine of Ford replaced, the (154 kW) of 4949 cc displacement, a power output of 210 bhp at 4600 min scooped. The price increased by US $ 1000, - but the much stronger engine did not quite fit with the vehicle and the expectation of the customers. In 1975, the performance of the otherwise unchanged engine was given as 138 nhp (101.5 kW) due to the new SAE performance calculation. The price rose to US $ 8900, -.
In 1975, a completely new model was introduced for the first time, the Romulus . It was a replica of the Auburn Speedster from 1935. With rear wheel drive It had a reinforced steel and fiberglass body with chrome brass or steel brightwork.Its wheelbase was 3226 mm and it was powered by Ford's same 4.9 l V8. (302) and Ford 3 speed auto box.The selling price was from US $ 19,000 the Romulus II avaliable to order with a thousand $ deposit.
Automotive manufacturer of Palm Beach Florida.United States from 1966 to 1975.