Rare vintage Irish-made American sports car goes on display in Dublin - PHOTO
By: IrishCentral Columnists | Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 8:46 AM | Updated Saturday, January 26, 2013, 8:46 AM
|The Shamrock car|
At next month’s RIAC National Classic Car Show at the RDS in Dublin, a running 17-foot Shamrock car will be on display. Only a handful of the now vintage car were ever made.
Event manager Bob Montgomery said
, "Originally it was planned to produce about 10,000 cars a year from their Irish manufacturing plant. Unfortunately, the project never got that far.”
The Shamrock car was originally designed for the American market by visiting American industrialist William Curtis who wanted to start a car manufacturing business in Ireland.
The Irish-made cars were only manufactured for a short time at a factory in Castleblaney in Co Monaghan. Before the project was shut down in the early 1960s for financial difficulties, the car model was lauded for its beauty, styling and elegance.
The RIAC National Classic Car Show
will be hosted in Dublin from February 9-10.