Rare & Beautiful: ’57 Byers SR100
When they started building boats out of fiberglass, it started a whole lot of car guys thinking. One of those guys was Jim Byers. There were a lot of flaky looking kit cars that resulted from using this wonder material but Byers got it right. The Byers SR100 debuted in 1956 and was sold thru the early 1960’s. After Jim stopped manufacturing the SR100, he handed it off to Kellison who continued offering the body thru the early ’70s. It is estimated that 25-50 SR100 fiberglass bodies were made and just a handful have survived. BTW, Road & Track deemed the SR100 good enough for a cover car in February of ’57. We can’t tell what a major manufacturer would do for that honor. Well, we found a race version for you to consider. The seller has owned the Byers for over 20 years. It is original and retains its historic Cadillac running gear it was originally built with. This one was built using a modified ’40 Ford chassis. Not the most sophisticated platform but it fit the SR100 body dimensions perfectly. We are told it has racing history mostly at Halfmoon Bay. It would be interesting to see if the owner has any documentation. This is a significant car that would qualify the new owner to join any number of racing groups or historic rallies. The entry fee is $125,000 and that sounds like a lot of money but where will you find another R&T “most beautiful car” for less. Click here for the listing.