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1951 VW Devin D 295 body trades   Price: $6000
This historic one-off racer from the late 50’s features Devin’s first body, paired with a VW chassis and motor. prototype?
Being the first “Devin”, only stories from the original witnesses of this car can give you the full detail on how this fun and unique car came to be. Enjoy
From Ron Cummings, April 2016:
“What makes the car historic is that it was Devin’s first attempt at building a Devin bodied VW and that the story was covered by Sports Cars Illustrated in 1958. When Rory told me he had a VW-Devin that he was going to strip for parts, I told him of a VW-Devin that I had seen (in 1955 ) at Bill Devin’s shop. The shop was in Lancaster California in those days. The car was probably a early 50’s vintage VW, of this I am not sure. It used a 295 Devin body rather than the much later Devin D body. A two or three part series was written about the building of the car, including, if memory serves me, the shortening of the pan. The series was published in 1957 Sports Car Illustrated and later, Car and Driver magazine. I mentioned that this car was the same that I had seen (in 1955). It was historic even though it was only raced in the LA area.
I have no photos of the car but I did see it on the roads around Lancaster. I remember I saw the completed car in April 1957 because I was in the Antelope Valley for a Triple R race sports car race, at Willow Springs, the weekend I first saw the completed Special run.
After reading the 1957 Sports Car Illustrated articles, Rory became convinced that his car was probably the same Devin Special.”
The car is a VW pan circa 1951. The article for Sports Cars Illustrated was late 1957 but the car was on the road spring of 1957 as it was at the AAA and several other Scal and SCCA races around the L A valley area. This is confirmed by Ron who was at the races and at the Devin facility in 1956 1957. The car has a Calif 1951 VW Special Title. As far as we know the car was sold in 1959 to a G I who then drove the car till shipped home. The full story and photos here.

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