This derelict Devin has seen better days. The current owner has been in possession of the car since 1976 and they claim is was pretty fast back then. With a 283 V8 mounted in a tubular chassis and fiberglass body, we bet it was. Unfortunately, the car was left outside in the backyard and has since fallen into disrepair. It may still be worth saving though. A special thanks goes to Mike B for sending this one in.
Devin built bodies for people who wanted Ferrari performance, but couldn’t afford it. This particular car never saw the track even though it was well enough equipped for it with a V8, Cadillac 3-speed, Lincoln rear end, and rack and pinion steering.
The chassis is claimed to have been built to original Devin spec and it actually looks solid in the photos. As long as there is no major rust or fiberglass damage to repair, this might actually be a pretty straight forward project. Find it here on Atlanta’s craigslist.
This 1959 Devin SS over at Fantasy Junction could provide some much needed inspiration for the endeavor. This car has been raced extensively and carries the monumental price tag of a quarter million dollars. Our backyard find will never carry the pedigree of this car, but there is no reason it could not be outfitted in a similar fashion. Well, we can always dream…