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1957 Devin Renault Special

Make: Other Makes
Model: Devin Renault Special
Year: 1957
Mileage: 99,999
VIN: 57DEV325761
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Tampa, Florida, United States

1957 Other Makes Devin Renault Special Additional Info:

1957 Devin

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1957 Devin Renault Special

Bill Devin built a car that had the style, sophistication, and performance of a Ferrari but sold for less. The prancing horse demanded a high price due to its pedigree; Devin decided to exploit the market and offer a nearly identical vehicle at an affordable price. Bill had a history of racing that included a win at the first Pebble Beach race in 1949 while driving a modified Crosley Hot Shot. Later he entered the fiberglass body business where he sold hundreds of lightweight but durable bodies at just under $300 a piece. Near the close of the 1950's, his company was producing nearly 100 bodies per week and shipping them throughout the world.

This Renault based Devin special was found in the Midwest about 20 years ago. The wheels used suggests the donor car used was a late 1940s or early 1950s Renault 4CV which fits with the engine/drivetrain as well. The fiberglass is in excellent shape for being over 60 years old, but needs full restoration as will the chassis and other components. The buyer of this car may consider working with Dave Koorey Enterprises in Port Richey, Florida. Dave and his team specialize in early fiberglass sports car restorations and are available to finish the car to the desired plan. They have done excellent work for ourselves and a number of clients we have sold cars to.

Links of Interest:

Article: American Postwar Specials/Sports Cars - Published in the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Progam

Website: Devin Specials

Articles-Web: Devin Sports Cars

Articles-The Bill Devin Story

Auction Results: LaDawri Conquest Sold for $57,200 at Mecum in Denver, CO - June, 2018

Auction Results: 1953 Victress S1A Roadster Bid to $150,000 at Mecum, Chicago, October, 2015

Hagerty Valuation Guide: Glasspar

Hagerty Valuation Guide: Woodill Wildfire


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Transportation costs and arrangements from origination (Tampa, Florida) to buyer's location are the responsibility of the buyer. This car is being advertised locally and we reserve the right to end the auction at any time. Car is being sold "as-is." People have different opinions and expectations of old cars. It is your responsibility to inspect this vehicle or send a third party inspector for your satisfaction. A $2000 non-refundable deposit is due within 48 hours of the end of the auction. Full payment via electronic/bank transfer is due no later than 7 days from the end of the auction.


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