For Sale: 2016 Cheetah Evolution in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

2016 Cheetah EVO

When talk turns to American V-8 powered, competition-pedigreed 1960's sports-car Cinderella stories, the discussion usually starts and ends with the Shelby Cobra. Shelby was hardly the first to implement the lightweight body/American V-8 strategy-Allard beat him to the punch by nearly a decade-but his success inspired numerous low-volume manufacturers and racing wildcatters to adopt the blueprint for their own projects. Of them, the Cheetah, a.k.a. Bill Thomas's Cheetah, endures as one of the most enigmatic. With only 11 first-generation examples built and fewer surviving, spotting one in the wild is remarkable enough. Thx to Andrew Wendler/Car and Driver

So with a mere 11 first generation Cheetahs built, enter stage right the Evolution company which produces fiberglass replicas for the advanced Mot�rhead to add and mix and match with whatever they want, and this car is no exception. With a monster V8 and many custom high end add ons my friends this is a race car with all the conveniences of the street. Read on! Meeeeeow..

Exterior
With its exaggerated lines and long front end, this car takes the "pony car design" and moves it up a few notches to the thoroughbred. A long long curvaceous front end with a cutout for the air intake, bulbous roofline complete with gull wing doors, pop in and out side glass, a wonderfully short rear deck and a tail to make the Lister green with envy. All fiberglass and all bathed in blue this pouncer sits upon wide Mickey Thompson tires that wrap Torque thrust polished wheels weighing in at 17x9 in back and 12.5x9x15 on the front. Inset side pipes allow those 540 cubes to exhale and add some bling to the rockers. The door handles are custom machined and have their own manual as to how to open them, well not exactly, but it's a learning curve to say the least. Inset into the front are 90mm Bella hi-low headlights, which this writer could say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, although they are a modern twist on the small inset headlights of yore. The cockpit is wrapped with acrylic for the side and rear glass and up front is DOT approved glass for the windshield, complete with wipers and washers. The hood tilts forward so you can wrench on the mill, and all glass is DOT certified and tinted.

Interior
Looking inside, (there is NO WAY this writer is getting in there), we scan across wide sills that create a landing strip for the gull wing doors. These have billet hinges and hydraulic pistons to aid in their up and down as well as staying open. A black smooth leather panel is on either side, and a billet aluminum rod runs across the sill on the inside that works in unison with the custom handles to unleash the doors. Full leather seats are tucked in between the wide leather covered sills and the center console, all covered in black leather. The seats sport G-Force 5-point harnesses, and you'll need them! Upfront a touch of class with a African walnut veneer dash which neatly houses all the necessary gauges, and just to the driver's right is a rectangular lower panel with some toggles and billet knobs that control various functions including the Restored AC. Why sweat when you are late braking into the hairpin at Summit Point? A Flaming River tilt steering column topped with a Billet Specialties wheel reaches for the pilot. Right down to the floors with the pristine black carpeting flooding them we have a comfy cockpit, if indeed you can get into it. A big shout out to Spotlight Customs Upholstery in Cleveland, OH is responsible for this over the top interior.

Drivetrain
A 540ci Blueprint V8 reads like a who's who of high end automotive add ons the like of which are a Holley 4-barrel carburetor on top, and a 6-speed manual Tremec transmission with a Lakewood Quicktime Bell housing, McLoud clutch and a Fidanza flywheel. MSD high performance ignition is peering through the hole in the hood, and the mill is loaded with polished aluminum accents. Also, SW, short for Stainless Works, polished headers snake their way from the engine to the side pipes in blinged style. There is a Dana 36 rear end with 3.73 posi gears to load up those wide rubber bands. An aluminum radiator keeps everything cool on this hot engine, and has a Derale electric fan.

Undercarriage
Pure racing inspired with a seamless 1.5-inch tube chassis. There is a Wilwood 3 pedal assembly with Wilwood disc brakes, (6 piston in front and 4 piston on back). QAI coil over shocks are on each corner, and GM has provided the front A arms in aluminum. Also noted is a Stroud fire suppression system just in case things get a bit too hot.

Drive-Ability
Since no one in our main showroom was able to shoehorn themselves into this car we had to call upon our old shoe, the President of our beloved Hallowed Halls, who fit perfectly in this skate. He too required a little assistance to get in but once acclimated he looked right at home. His report verified what we all had envisioned, once cranked up and it made plenty of noise and had mind numbing acceleration, bias free stop on a dime and give change braking and beyond capable handling. He returned with a smile on his face and the preliminary plans for a full-on road course to be added to our test track.

A replica of a classic that gave Shelby a run for his money, and in collaboration with GM kept on the down low and actually raced against McLarens, Chaparrals, and Lolas but never a Cobra. Its death knell in racing came to an end in 1964 when the rules were changed to a production car homologation of a minimum of 1000 cars. Our example is a souped up and well-built and thought out EVO replacement which makes it no less a head turner, or performer for that matter. Not often seen much like a Marilyn Monroe or Jayne Mansfield centerfold, and equally as curvaceous and a real performer. I've got cat scratch fever, and it sits in the main showroom at Classic Auto Mall.

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 2016 Cheetah Evolution
  • Listing ID: CC-1625370
  • Price: $125,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:2016
  • Make:Cheetah
  • Model:Evolution
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:114
  • Stock Number:4214
  • VIN:RCEX150400205404V
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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