Enzo of Oklahoma: ’58 Devin Special
Bill Devin was born in Rocky, Oklahoma in 1915. One of the great automotive journalists, Henry Manney describes Devin in the July, 1961 Car and Driver as “The Enzo Ferrari of Okie Flats.” Devin was a kit-car manufacturer. But unlike many others that attempted to create a car that would make a mark in history, Devin actually did. Indeed Devin progressed a long way from the sands of Oklahoma to a prominent place in the sports car movement and the automotive industry of the Fifties and Sixties. Today’s featured Devin racer has a split personality – a cross between a sprinter and marathon runner. Since Devins were basically sophisticated kit cars, you could build them the way you wanted. This Devin was built for the drag strip and after a few years was converted to street duty. Now that must have been fun! The current owner turned it into a vintage race car with all of the required safety equipment. It is powered by a 450hp (yikes) Chevy engine with a T-10 transmission and a Torsen-Gleason differential. All good solid stuff from the race car bin. The seller is asking $60,000 and considering Devins are quite the thing lately, that might be a good place to start. It is a very handsome race car that could be made into something that reflects your personality and style. Then go like hell. Click here for the Hemmings listing.