The Balchowsky-Buick was a one-of-a-kind American roadster built to compete with Jaguar, Austin Martin, Ferrari and Maserati. Max Balchowsky built the car in 1959. The car was constructed from salvaged components, military surplus parts and a heavily modified Buick V8 Nailhead Engine. Carrol Shelby and Dan Gurney both drove this car and Gurney set a lap record with it at Riverside. source: www.oldyeller2.com