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Art Deco Rides Boattail Speedsters
Posted by KitcarUSA News on Monday, November 8th, 2010 at 01:19 AM

If you're looking for something a little different as your ride then look no further that the Boattail Speedster options from Deco Rides.

Producing cars harking back to the Art Deco period, Deco Rides are carving a niche for themselves for elegant, beautifully crafted cars that are not only a joy to drive and own but prove to be a savvy investment.

The fiberglass bodied DECO RIDES Boattail Speedster is a true roadster with a bolt on windshield, no roll up side windows, and no top. They can custom build you a soft folding top or a lift off hardtop on special order. The Speedster is offered as a highboy (no fenders) or with your choice of two different full-fendered variations.

Deco rides Boattail Speedster
Deco Rides Boattail Speedster

The Boattail Speedster body comes with a metal interior support structure in the cowl area and front door posts, in the rear door posts, and across the body behind the seat. The Speedster Kit bodies come with hung and latching doors, a hinged trunk, and includes firewall and floorboard bonded in position. The kit does not include fender metal braces, which are suggested and should be installed by the builder.

Deco Rides moved their fiberglass Boattail production to Webster, IN in 2009. The result is a higher quality product and far better customer service! It also offers lower prices than their previous fiberglass fabricator. Henceforth, DECO RIDES Boattail bodies will be constructed of hand laid fiberglass. This lay up will consist of 28 mils of gel coat followed by four layers of 1.5 oz cloth and 2 mm Coremat in areas that require it. No “chopper gun” fiberglass is used. Metal interior reinforcement built into the cowl and A-pillar area, the B-pillar area, and area across the rear of the passenger’s compartment is included. The doors come “hung” (hinged) with door latches and strikers installed. The decklid is hinged but not latched.

Deco rides Gen2 Boattail Speedster
Deco Rides Gen 2 Boattail Speedster with enclosed fenders

The Deco Rides Boattail is available as a a kit build or Turnkey build and is available as a Gen One or Gen Two where the main difference is the execution of the fenders, Gen Two fenders are copies of the classic Figoni & Falaschi Type 135 1937 Delahaye.

In addition Carbon Fiber Boattail bodies are an option at a substantially higher price (available on request). These bodies will be built with a core throughout the entire body. All steel interior reinforcement will be replaced with structural composite panels and aluminum, including the hinges.

And if that wasn't enough there are front grille options Chopped Auburn, Delahaye, Bugatti Type 57 and Bugatti Type 57S.

Engine choice is varied and have already included a Maserati V8, a Chevy,a BMW V-12 and a Viper V-10.

Owning a Deco Rides Boattail may also prove to be a wise financial choice as several have been reported to have sold at auction for over $100,000 and a DECO RIDES “BUGNOTTI” Boattail, a Gen Two model with Type 57 Bugatti grille, was sold Jan. 17, 2009 at the Gooding and Company auction in Scottsdale for $203,500 despite the weak economic climate.

If a boattail takes your fancy contact Deco Rides for more information.

Deco Rides



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