Unbuilt LaDawri Conquest on eBay

One of the first — and one of the most beautiful — classic kit cars is the LaDawri Conquest, released way back in 1956. The red completed car below is nabbed off Fiberglass Sports Cars, a wonderful resource on kit cars of this era including the LaDawri. This example is one of the very last bodies made by LaDawri, shipped Feb 8, 1965. Since then it’s hung for over forty years in a garage — the doors are still held in place by the original shipping fasteners! It’s located in Oklahoma City, OK, and is on eBay (#190284540396) with an opening bid of $800. Could be a neat opportunity for someone willing to put in the work to restore this car that has a special place in American car history alongside other kits like the Devin.

8 Responses

  1. Rich says:

    Those are nice looking when they are done. Unfortunately someone cut the dashboard out of this one . It wouldn’t be impossible to fabricate a new one tho.

  2. Rich says:

    Those are nice looking when they are done. Unfortunately someone cut the dashboard out of this one . It wouldn’t be impossible to fabricate a new one tho.

  3. frank says:

    nice,looks like an old vette of that same era! i’d rather build my own dash anyway

  4. frank says:

    nice,looks like an old vette of that same era! i’d rather build my own dash anyway

  5. To my eyes this is a prettier car than the Vette of the same era.

  6. To my eyes this is a prettier car than the Vette of the same era.

  7. Rich says:

    An altered FFR Cobra chassis might work in there. The original dash was kinda cool tho like a cleaner version of a Vette dash. Getting after it with some aluminum and a bead roller would be a fun way to fab one. If I wasn’t building one thing with another in the wings I would jump on it. But we are fresh out of room here.

    Rich

  8. Rich says:

    An altered FFR Cobra chassis might work in there. The original dash was kinda cool tho like a cleaner version of a Vette dash. Getting after it with some aluminum and a bead roller would be a fun way to fab one. If I wasn’t building one thing with another in the wings I would jump on it. But we are fresh out of room here.

    Rich

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