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Old 23-04-2008, 12:43 PM
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Default Dean Butler's Bocar



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About 40 chassis were made by Bob Carnes in Denver Colorado before the factory burned down in 1961 - it was a suspected ‘insurance job’ and the company went broke waiting for the payout. The original car, termed X1 was debuted at Pikes Peak in 1958 and sold soon after so Carnes went into production with versions known as XP-4 and XP-5 and one early customer was Augie Pabst. There was also a road car version. Willian Wohlfeld of Texas bought the XP-5 that appeared at Goodwood this year in 1960 and it remained partly finished at his home until 1985 when Harold Pace bought it and embarked on a 6 year restoration/completion. The original Buick motor was replaced with a 283 Chevy on triple carbs. It first raced in 1991, was sold on, had the 350 Chevy engine installed by the new owner from whom Dean Butler bought it in 2004. (History courtesy Roger Lund/Simon Lewis UK)
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