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The kircher special – an american-designed mercedes 300sl-powered roadster



The story behind the Kircher Special is both remarkable and familiar, the car was developed and built in the 1950s by an American two-man team who wanted to create a sports racing car that could take on the best coming out of Europe and win. And they succeeded.

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/k...0-sl-relative/

The Kircher Special started out as many bespoke racers of the period did, men returning to the USA after serving in WWII wanted to build their own variations of the small, lightweight roadsters they had encountered in Europe – particularly in Britain.

One of these men was Charles Hughes, he bought himself a Jaguar XK120 from Kurt Kircher of Denver Import Motors in Colorado and the two men became fast friends. Hughes wanted to race his XK120 and Kircher was already competing with his own Allard J2X, the two men had a lot in common, and before long they began to hatch plans to build their own car.

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