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Bosley Mark I GT, Chassis 001-RWB-53, at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance WM

Bosley Mark I GT, Chassis 001-RWB-53, at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance,  by Wouter Melissen - Ultimatecarpage.com

The Bosley GT was a one off car built by Richard Bosley, creator of the Bosley Motor Company, although a horticulturalist, who made it up as he went along back in the early 1950's.

The Bosley GT was powered by a 5422cc V8 Chrysler Hemi engine. The car was fitted with a five speed manual gearbox and was rear wheel drive.

The low slung, fibreglass body was attached to a tubular steel chassis and the Bosley GT had an advertised top speed of more than 160 miles per hour.

Intended as a dual-purpose sports/racing car, the Bosley GT had a 55 gallon fuel tank which made it ideal for long distance races. Ohio-based creator Richard Bosley found it difficult to secure funding to produce his car in quantity.

Built at a cost of over $9,000, his prototype remained the only Bosley Mk1 GT ever produced.

Bosley kept the Bosley Mk1 GT for many years, putting around 100.000 miles on it before trading it for a mid-1960's ex-Sebring Corvette SR-2 which was used to form the basis for the line of street cars called the Bosley Interstate.

The car still survives after initially being re-found in the 1970's, the Bosley Mk1 GT is owned by the Petersen Automotive Museum of Los Angeles, California, and appears occasionally at car shows in the US.