Fiberglass Special: 1954 Glasspar G2

1954 Glasspar G2 Front Corner

Those who know of Glasspar think of fiberglass boats, but a few people know of the Glasspar G2 fiberglass bodied cars. Glasspar was the first American company to manufacture fiberglass reinforced plastic bodies and many manufactures borrowed heavily from Glasspar and the G2. This 1954 Glasspar G2 is currently listed on eBay with a bid of $2,500.

1954 Glasspar G2 Postcard

A few G2s were offered as complete cars from the factory, but the majority were sold as kits with either just the body or the body and tube chassis. Glasspar was the first kit manufacture to include assembly instructions with the kit, making the G2 one of the easiest kits to assemble at the time. Glasspar marketed the G2 considerably in an attempt to show the world the benefits of fiberglass, going as far as giving away postcards like the one above with facts about the car and fiberglass.

1954 Glasspar G2 Rear

This G2 looks to be in pretty good shape, but the seller included very little information about the car in their listing. The seller does state that the car has a small leak from the transmission and that they believe the rear transmission seal needs to be replaced. We don’t know what chassis this G2 is sitting on or what powertrain is in the car, so we would ask the seller for more information before bidding. We hope it’s riding on the Glasspar tube chassis, as this would be the most ridged yet lightest chassis. But if everything checks out on this car structurally and mechanically, then it should make for a great buy.

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Comments

  1. Foxy

    It looks like it was patterned after the MGA

  2. clarke

    Actually, it looks more like a 1954 Woodill Wildfire a bit de-trimmed.

  3. Elanguy

    It should look like a Wildfire, Glaspar built those with some cosmetic modifications that Woody wanted, but that Bill Tritt, the car guy at Glaspar didn’t really like.

  4. clarke

    Thanks Elanguy. Good info. I did not know they built Woodill bodies, interesting.

  5. Jose

    What was the final price on his car, and why do I get the add AFTER the car has been sold?

  6. Chris Kennedy

    I found the listing too late! Too bad.

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