Project Stalkerati. The inspiration for this one of a kind project came from the ’57 Maserati 250F driven in Grand Prix competition by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, early-1960s Watson Indy 500 cars driven by A. J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones and Roger Ward, and the Bo Zolland Design Indy 7 Concept. These timeless designs are very similar and the Stalkerati has adopted many of their common styling features.
For more functionality on the street, there’s even seating for two! Local Sarasota, FL fiberglass artisan Dan Wilkinson at Fiero Fiberglass, produced a one of a kind two-seat Maserati/Watson homage body to fit atop a Stalker rolling chassis. Shane Hector at Mainly Trim in Sarasota created the custom trim.
The chassis was designed by Stalker Cars in Clearwater, FL. They build lightweight Lotus Seven-style kit cars offering a tubular chassis that accommodates GM 3.8L V6 or LS V8 powertrains. The front suspension consists of fabricated upper and lower control arms, coil-over shocks and rack and pinion steering. Rear suspension on this example is a GM Cadillac fixed differential with independent rear links and coil-over shocks. Wilwood four-piston disc brakes and 17-inch Halibrand knock-off-style alloy wheels are used all around.
Weighing in at approximately 1,600 pounds, the 105-inch wheelbase Stalkerati is powered by a supercharged Buick/GM 3.8 Liter V6 producing 290 horsepower. The engine is coupled to a five speed manual gearbox.
The street-driven Stalkerati (Stalker/Maserati) showcases period styling cues that support the marriage of a modern chassis and powertrain with the look of a classic 1950s-1960s Monoposto (single-seat) racecar. Style and functional features include exhaust routing over the rear wheels, engine-turned dashboard, twin curved windscreens, single roll bar, vintage side view mirrors, flip-top gas cap and rolled and pleated interior.
On top of being a best in show contender at every event the car is entered in, it is such a unique vehicle that it was invited to the 2018 Hot Wheels Legends 50th anniversary tour. If you are looking for a vehicle that is unlike just about anything on the road or in the show field, then this is the car for you. The car is stored with a private collection and can be shown by appointment only.
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