Circa 1985, the American industry for kit cars offered a variety of high quality fiberglass coach designs that represented British sport cars. The marketing of the American reproductions included many high quality print advertisements with imaginative photography, skillful writing and captivating graphic design.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and many automotive enthusiasts do admire the sincerity of the American made coach designs, it’s interesting to note the extent of the marketers flattery.
In 1960, Studebaker Corporation, an American automaker based in South Bend, Indiana was known as an innovator that offered high style products. Many other automakers would later imitate the innovations from Studebaker and likewise profit financially.–M.S.T.