The early-’50s, which were the formative years for the fiberglass industry, saw kit car manufacturers in the forefront of development. One of the pioneering efforts was the Rockefeller Yankee, a unique ‘glass job that was sold in kit, turnkey, and turnkey-minus form. Not many were sold, but the technology developed for the project proved invaluable when the first Corvette went into production one year later.
The Rockefeller was the brainchild of two New York entrepreneurs, auto repair shop owner Jim Rockefeller and sports car salesman Warren Shiber…Â More info
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