Butch Gilbert -- 1959 Hagemann-Sutton Special

Butch Gilbert of Westley, CA, drove the 5300cc. 1959 Hagemann-Sutton Special  to 22nd place.  This large and unusual-looking car has a strange history to match.  It began life as a Talbot Grand Prix car, acquired this body by SoCal fabricator Jack Sutton and raced as a "Talbot Special" in Southern California in 1960, powered by the 4500cc. straight-six Talbot GP engine.

The Talbot chassis was sold to be restored as a bona-fide Talbot GP car.  The unique Sutton body then acquired a new chassis by Jack Hagemann and Chevy power. 

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