Covington eL Tiburon

1962 Covington eL Tiburon1962 Covington eL Tiburon 1962 Covington eL Tiburon Industrial designer Henry Covington, of St. Petersburg, Florida, set forth to build a car based on the aerodynamic principles of Dr. Augustus Raspet - a noted aerodynamicist. Covington collaborated with fiberglass expert, Glenn Gums of Glenn Industries to build his prototype. Six coupes were produced by Caccicraft of Tampa, Florida. Sadly, Henry Covington passed away in May of 1962 and production ceased.Glenn Gums moved ahead producing the Tiburon, but with several modifications. He changed the coupe body to a roadster, added doors and exposed the headlights. Five roadsters were produced from 1962 through 1965. Both the Tiburon coupe and roadster were designed to take full advantage of aerodynamic knowledge at the time, and included a belly pan nearly as large as the car. Ultimate, this design led Road & Track magazine in 1966 to recognize Henry Covington's Tiburon sports car as the most streamlined car in the world.Looking for car & motorbike parts? Check here!

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