Auction Block: Bill Thomas 1964 Cheetah Race Car

Jan 18, 2017

Category: Rides

After building Chevrolets for nearly seven years, Bill Thomas decided in 1963 that it was time to create something that could match -at the time- the new Shelby Cobra. So, with his friend Don Edmunds and 100 percent American parts, Bill Thomas set out to build what you now see before you, The Cheetah.

Originally, the car was outfitted with a 327 cubic inch V8 offering 325hp, however, in order to remain competitive over its tenure in the racing world the engine was later upgraded to a 427 cubic inch Corvette L88 aluminum head racing engine. That, along with the car’s Chromoly space frame, made it a viable contender throughout the 1960s SCCA/FIA events such as the Times Grand Prix, Laguna Seca, Pomona, Odessa, Star Dust, and Santa Barbara to name a few. Now, after going through a complete nut and bolt restoration, it’s set to hit the auction block this month through Barrett-Jackson. Be sure to check out their site and register to bid if you’re itching to own a piece of racing history. We sure are. [Purchase]

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