Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The (bad) Luck o' the Irish in Sports Car Manufacturing

Behold the 1959 Shamrock! 

This was to be the Ireland-based world beater, a fiberglass wheeled warrior that would show the sports car companies how it could be done.

It was a noble effort that fell on the double-edged sword of being over-priced and under-powered. It wouldn't be the last Emerald Isle stab at luxury car production (Delorean), but it might provide the rarest proof of such an endeavor. 
At last count there were four extant cars. Is there a fifth in a garage near you?

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