Bosley Mk1 GT Coupe 1955 by Autocult
The Gardener did it!
the muscle car, which is designated as ‘Bosley Mk1’ in the vehicle literature,
a young man fulfilled his automotive dream. Richard Bosley, from the town of
Mentor in the US state of Ohio, was eager to realize his dream in 1952. The
young man ‘simply’ wanted to have a car that was better than all over cars!
However, he did not have any suitable know-how in automotive engineering – by
profession he was a gardener!
tubular frame built the base, parts of a Ford at the front and a Mercury at the
rear found a suitable use, as well as various parts from vehicles of the 1930s
and 1940s. For the breaks, Bosley went for four drum brakes of a Lincoln. As a
drive, he chose a ‘Hemi’ V8 from Chrysler’s production, to which a 5-speed unit
from the production of the ‘New Process company’ was fitted. The gardener
designed a uniquely curved car body made of fiberglass. The car with its
aggressive-looking three-eyed front section accelerated to a top speed of solid
160 mph (200 km/h).
probably Richard Bosely was very happy with his car, as he drove nearly 100,000
miles on the mileage counter until he sold the car in the mid-1960s.
his Mk1 is still preserved and is exhibited to the public at some events and
has its permanent place at the ‘Petersen Automotive Museum’ in Los Angeles –
|Description: ||Bosley Mk1 GT Coupe 1955 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC05036 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1955 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||April 2021 |
|Weight: ||450 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.