This may look like a busted up old kit car body stashed away in a garage, but there is much more to this 1958 Devin SS than that. It was originally raced by David Deck back in the 1960s. Many years later the same David found the car in this garage in New Hampshire. Now the car is now located in Flagstaff, Arizona and is listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding is at $5,900 with three days left.
Devin started out by producing lightweight fiberglass bodies for the do it yourself sports car enthusiast. They sold quite a few bodies, but had never produced a complete car. That is until they teamed up with Malcom MacGregor. Malcom had engineered a chassis, but he needed a body. A deal was made and about fifteen chassis were shipped to the Devin headquarters in California where they were assembled. Powerful Chevy V8s were installed up front and gave the lightweight racer enough power to complete with much more expensive machinery. Bill Devin wasn't nicknamed the "Enzo of Okie Flats" for nothing!
Presumably this is one of those original SS cars built by the factory. The seller claims that the car was originally powered by a 327 V8 which is no longer with the car. If it really is a true SS, this car could be worth a substantial amount of money restored. We are not Devin experts, but that tube frame chassis does look impressive and we doubt too many home brew frames in the 60s looks that good. Can anyone here confirm or disprove if this is a real SS?
This is not going to be an easy project. The body is rough and many of the missing parts will need to be fabricated. It will also be expense, but not nearly expensive as those Ferraris which will only be seeing this view of you out on the track. If this really is a SS, then we almost have the whole family lineup for sale on eBay right now. There is a Devin-D, Devin-C, and an estate sale mystery car here.