Kurtis 1948

 


Kurtis


Kurtis

 

Any resemblance between this car and a stock Buick Roadmaster is purely coincidental, according to Frank Kurtis, designer and builder of this custom car. However, underneath that gorgeous body is a 1941 Buick chassis, and Roadmaster engine ... stock except for the Winfield cam. The frame was modified in order to lower the center of gravity. The body was made entirely by Kurtis-Kraft, and is of aluminum over a steel framework. The top is metal with cloth covering, and is removable. The finish is the same color as the Kurtis-Walsh Indianapolis race car ... Swift Red! Both the hood and trunk lid are operated from the dash by cable controls, and there is special luggage made of aluminum to fit the exact contour of the rear compartment. There are no external handles except those for the doors, and these are placed horizontally for safety. The seats fold down to make W bed, and are Of foam rubber, upholstered with genuine leather by Runyon. The rearward visibility is excellent through a compound curved plastic rear window The overall height of the car is 56 ¼ inches, and with the top removed, it is 52 ½ inches. Altogether a very sharp looking automobile!