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SEP 01st 2020

Gary Axon

Fourteen cars you didn’t know were plastic

Just over 70 years ago, Californian boat builder Bill Tritt built the Glasspar G2, a sportscar featuring the world’s first ‘production’ automotive body made from a revolutionary new ‘wonder material’: glass reinforced plastic. Also known as GRP or fibreglass, it was discovered accidentally by Owens Corning in the 1930s.


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