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1948 Norman Timbs Special

By: Richard Fleener

When you think of mid-engined cars you usually are thinking Lamborghini, Ferrari or some other exotic sports car. I doubt if you are thinking 1948 Norman Timbs Special. However, that is just what this streamlined beauty is. It is a hand formed all aluminum two seater with mid-engined Buick straight eight power.

It is a one off creation that was recently restored and immediately became a class winner at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

This photo shows the pre-restoration of the body and chassis. It sat for years in the high desert of California and once was a conversation piece for a small town restaurant.

In its early years it as also a popular subject for any car magazine from Motor Trend to Popular Mechanics. If you want to know more about this beauty Click Here to visit our Featured Car pages.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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