#1974 Yellow Fox C100
In 1971 finally Calavera Ltd started to work in its first official car. Since the major investor of the company was the owner of a fiberglass company, the material for the body of the car was solved pretty easily.
Affonso Calavera was in charged of the construction of the chassis, and head of the project, doing most of the engineering work. On the other hand, Pedro Cazares was in charge of the tuning and testing the car. The engine was outsourced from another company. Several engines were tried out, and at the end, a V8 Dimension unit was used and soon the chassis was done and a test mule was putted together.
Then, they hit a hard wall, they couldn’t design a good shape for the car, their brains nor their experience in driving was good enough for the drawing board.
After consulting with Greg Gracey (the major investor, also owner of the fiberglass company), he brought a 20 year old hippie, Stanley Worth who worked in his company, who incidentally was an artistic painter to do the design.
After many hours spended in the drawing board, with no good design or whatsoever, they (Affonso, Pedro and Stanley) turned out to more… recreative ways to seek inspiration. After many recreative hours and travels to odd places as graveyards, horror houses and generally spooky places, the design of the body was done, and the later part of the work was finished.
Internally referred as C100, the new model was called Yellow Fox and it was introduced in 1974.
Thanks to its light construction, 225HP were more than enough to do 0-100 in 5 seconds flat. And it was ofter called the american porsche (or so it’s what the guys at Calavera said, anyways). The interior was full with plastic and aluminum bits, with suede bucked seats.
The engine was a 3.5L OHV engine with a brand new MFI made of aluminum. To avoid the same issues as the Rover V8, extra care was taken to avoid over-heating the engine (thanks to @Deskyx for supplying the engine).
Overall, sales were good, as very little units were produced (around 20 to 30 every week) but everyone of them were sold and allow the company to grow and built more cars.
Even to this day, why or how Greg knew Stanley it’s a bit of a mystery, but some suggest there were a deeper relationship than every one thought.
1974 price: $14,906.07
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