Butch Gilbert -- 1959 Hagemann-Sutton Special-Chevrolet

Gilbert,. of Westley, CA,  finished 7th in his hybrid car with a fascinating history.  It actually started life as a Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Prix car, then was separated from its beautiful custom bodywork when the Talbot chassis was restored to its Grand Prix configuration.

The body was then mounted on a Scarab-like chassis built by Jack Hage- mann and the car returned to the racing wars.  All to the good -- we get to see this beautiful and interesting Special out on the racetrack.

Gilbert ran 3rd early in the race, ahead of Cox's super-hot Ferrari and both Birdcages, but dropped back to 7th with a mechanical problem.

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