A joint effort of two years between two, America’s legendary car maker Frank Peter Kuretich (Kurtis Kraft) who built more than 2000 cars in his lifetime and his industrialist friend, Californian Paul Omohundro who ran a specialist aluminium fabrication firm called Comet.
The Kurtis Omohundro car labelled Comet was America’s first sports car built after World War II. The project was initiated in 1945 and for this they selected a 1940 Ford chassis for their project. For the engine, they decided to use the V8 engine of a 1946 Ford made Mercury. With a body draped in aluminium that was far advanced of her times, this car had a front grille that was cast in bronze (later chrome plated).
The duo’s idea was to offer the public, a car that would weigh less than 50% of a Ford making their creation not only lightweight but also agile. However the only car created had a costing of US$ 3500 (or Rs. 35 lakh, in today's value), while a Ford made Tudor with a V8 engine cost less than half i.e. US$ 1450, making it unviable for the duo to take up the Comet project on a larger scale.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|- Only 250 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|