Kurtis 1950




Earl Muntz acquisition of the the company from Frank Kurtis.

The Kurtis represents one school of thought on sports car design, being styled along the current American trend of the inverted bathtub splashed with an abundance of chrome. Except for the combined body and frame, which is completely of Kurtis design and manufacture, the principle components of the car are stock Ford. Its performance qualities remain to be proven, though in fairness it should be mentioned that a factory-tuned competition model clocked 126 mph on gasoline and 142,515 on alcohol at the Bonneville National Speed Trials, August 22, 1949. About 10 of these cars have been built to date. The sales price has not yet been determined.
(Road & Track)