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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Richard Straman Convertible

Richard Straman Coachworks in Costa Mesa, California is best known for its Ferrari convertible conversions. Over the last few decades they have been taking the can opener to all sorts of cars.



The 70's and 80's saw R Straman cutting Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona's and even more recently with the Ferrari 456 GT.



In 1983 Straman also coachbuilt this Silver Spirit.



Straman hoped to build about five cars a year at $225,000 dollars, but it is unknown just how mant were manufactured.



It is a proper conversion with subframe rigidity additions, extended front doors, rear quarter windows and a fully electric roof.



Hopefully some newer pictures of this car or others converted by Straman will appear.



For a 1983 Autocar article take a look here.

Pictures and info (Bram Corts of 1980extremetuning)

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