1955 Woodill Wildfire
1955 Woodill Wildfire
$49,900
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1955 Woodill Wildfire

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    N/A
  • Classic Car ID
    102037658
  • Stock Number
    40802C
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    Convertible
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    584 miles
  • Engine
    8 Cylinder
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Doors
    2
  • Drivetrain
    2 wheel drive - rear
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Yellow
  • Custom Color
    Signal Yellow
  • Interior Color
    Black

Classic Car Overview

HIGHLIGHTS:
SPECTACULAR RESTORED CONDITION
ONE OF APPROXIMATELY 131 PRODUCED
STUNNING COLOR COMBINATION
FITTED WITH MANY CORVETTE UPGRADES
DRIVES AND PERFORMS AS NEW
AN AMERICAN FIBERGLASS-BODIED SPORTS CAR PREDATING THE CORVETTE
TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
A COLLECTOR'S DREAM

OPTIONS INCLUDE:
CORVETTE 396CI V8
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/QUICK THROW SHIFTER
ROLL BAR
FRONT DISC BRAKES
15-INCH WHEELS
CUSTOM INTERIOR
ENGINE-TURNED DASHBOARD
POWER STEERING
POWER BRAKES

Like so many low-production marques, Woodill's story is oft-forgotten in the history books. However, back in 1952 when the vehicle was initially produced, it was considered to be the first of a new type of sports car. The brainchild of California-based Dodge/Willys dealer Blanchard Robert Woodill, the Wildfire was initially conceived as a sports car for the Willys corporation. However, when Kaiser Motors absorbed the company, Woodill was left to produce the cars on his own. As such, not many were built, with production being possibly as small as 131 or as large as 300, depending on source.

Predating the Corvette by a month, the Wildfire is credited as being the first production vehicle with a full fiberglass body. Based on a custom chassis and a body based on the Glasspar G2, buyers could specify the largely hand-built car with a variety of engines, including a Willys six-cylinder or a Ford flat-head V8. Despite featuring in several films, it quickly proved impossible for Woodill to continue with series production, so the company shifted to selling Wildfire kits based on Ford chassis. Today, there are only a handful of Wildfires left in working order, making them a perfect choice for a discerning collector or enthusiast.

The stunning 1955 Woodill Wildfire Roadster featured here is finished in gorgeous Signal Yellow over a Black interior. Its original owner performed a slew of targeted upgrades in the 1970s, when they installed a 396ci V8, an automatic transmission, front/rear suspension, and numerous other parts from period Corvettes. The car remained in his possession until 2013, whereupon this exquisite motorcar received a full restoration. Work on the car included a full-body repaint and a new, bespoke interior featuring an engine-turned dash. With as few as 25 Wildfires thought to remain on our streets, I believe the investment potential of this limited production car will grow beyond your imagination. We proudly offer this exceptional example of American automotive history to the most sophisticated collector, investor, or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this American classic!

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