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Ah, the Cheetah – the American sportscar that never was to be. Looking like the voluptuous result of a one-night stand between a Chevrolet Corvette and a Lotus Seven, the Cheetah was conceived as a Chevy-backed answer to the Shelby Cobra. Unfortunately, the factory suffered a devastating fire back in 1965, General Motors pulled its support and the dream faded away.

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The likelihood that you'll ever get your hands on an original Bill Thomas Cheetah is slim, to put it mildly. The iconic early 60s sports cars are rare as hen's teeth and priced accordingly. While the originals may be all but unattainable, replicas can be fairly readily had, though they still aren't what you'd call cheap.

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1965 Bill Thomas Cheetah Continuation - Click above for high-res image gallery

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