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1961 Hoyt Special
One-of-a-kind SCCA F modified special - street legal
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$36,000 - Sold - August 2010, Thanks Bob!
"....took the car off the trailer in the morning and took it
for a spin. It is geared lower than I expected, but it is really fun to drive.
It sure gets more looks than my Vette!
I plan to find a correct gas tank and the round tail lights to get it back to original. Also, I think it really needs a roll bar to be safe. So, other than a little tinkering, it is ready to go!
Great to do business with you Brian.
Talk to you later,
Builder/driver Al Hoyt is at the wheel.
NEWS FLASH: THIS CAR IS FEATURED IN THE MARCH 2010 EDITION OF VINTAGE RACECAR!
NEWS FLASH: THIS CAR IS FEATURED IN THE JULY '09 EDITION OF HEMMINGS SPORTS & EXOTIC CAR!
This is a vintage race car with real history:
Hoyt Special in
The donor Volvo 544 speedometer is still in the dash so the 7800 miles showing are actual drive train miles!
The first two photos on this page were taken by Al Clemens in July 1967 at the Halls, Tennessee race at Dyersburg Army Air Base.
Al Hoyt at speed in the rain.
This shot looks to have been taken on an air base in California.
Al Hoyt on the left and his son Mike to the right.
Al being interviewed for the Air Force base newspaper.
Mike Hoyt the day we consummated the sale (Jan '09).
The way she looks today.
More Al Clemens photos.
At the head of the pack...
Thank you Al Clemens, photographer!
Under the bright showroom lights.
|Mike told me that the differential
was a limited slip variety and to make sure I put the correct oil in it.
I found this image from an old Volvo accessories catalogue. I wonder if this is the unit that Al Hoyt installed?
The new owner of my Alfa Giulia 1300Ti wrote: I think I've mentioned my dad was a pilot in Al Hoyt's wing, and recalls the Hoyt Special firsthand.