Based on: Karl Deutsch one-off body
Engine: 514 Ford
Suspension: IFS & IRS
This Roadster d’ Elegance winner began life as an original Karl Deutsch from Koeln, custom coachbuilt 1937 Ford Cabriolet. A 1937 Ford chassis was first shipped to Grue & Company, a Ford dealership in Copenhagen then sent on to Deutsch for a custom, one only body. SAR’s own David Brost penned an elegant redesign with a European flavor and style taking special care to preserve the uniqueness of the rare Ford. Extensive sheet-metal fabrication was required in the build, and very little of the original body remains such as the rear fenders, the top of the hood, the top reveal lines of the body and the upper portions of the doors. The curvaceous new body lines are accentuated by the hand-formed brass trim and grille all fabricated “in house”. The lift off top was made out of aluminum. The chassis was also designed and built in-house and features independent front and rear suspension and a 514 Ford SVO engine riding on 17’s and 20’s. The entire car was built at SAR and in only 15 months.