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1959 Bocar Stiletto Race Car

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1959 Bocar Stiletto Race Car
1959 Bocar Stiletto Race Car



Description

Of the three Bocar Stilettos known, this is the only one in running condition and is Bob Carnes' "factory" race car built to compete with the Scarabs. Carnes entered drag races, road races, and hill climbs including Daytona and Pikes Peak. In 1961, his factory burned, destroying the molds and damaging this Stiletto. Carnes was able to acquire a couple of spare bodies and rebuilt the car using the original chassis, suspension, brakes and transmission; but with a new engine and Hilborn injection. Several owners have raced the car in various SCCA and USRRC races. The Bocar Stiletto, with its unique front mounted supercharged injected engine and Kurtis torsion bar suspension, is perhaps the most recognizable and outlandish American special prior to the rear-engine revolution.

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