1964 Griffith Series 200 Tribute Edition signed by Jack Griffith and Bill Warner, Chairman Amelia Island Concours d' Elegance, Box signed by Jack Griffith 1:43 // Last ONE
Exterior: Blue with White Stripes
Tribute To: Mark Donohue 13 of 15 wins in a Cobra campaigned by Griffith Motors and 85th birthday for Jack Griffith
In a recent interview between Matthew White, editor for The Diecast Magazine and Andrew "Jack" Griffith, Matt asked what was the inspriation for the Griffith. Jack's reply: "I was racing a Cobra as the East Coast end of Carroll Shelby's racing team. Mark Donohue was Vice President of my company and drove the Cobra. Carroll and I were talking one night in a bar in New York City and I said 'I think I can build a car to be faster and less expensive [than the Cobra]'. We had both been dringing, and the next morning I said, 'What did I say last night?' That's how it all started."
This Griffith Series 600 was the New York Auto Show car and Mark Donohue's personal car. The real 1:1 car and the model will be displayed on March 12th and 13th 2011 as part of the Ultimate Griffith Tribute to Jack Griffith at the Amelia Island Concours d' Elegance.
Automodello is a manufacturer specializing in overlooked, neglected and interesting as well as new models from British, European, North American and other marques. Automodello's inagural model is the 1964 Griffith Series 200 followed by the 1974 to 1976 Bricklin SV1 and the 1966 Fitch Phoenix.
Post-Amelia Island Concours d' Elegance Update
Jack Griffith hand-signed the box covers on 4 Griffith Series 200 Tribute Edition and 4 Griffith Series 600 Founders Edition units. These are the rarest of the signed Automodello Griffith Series 200 with this being the LAST ONE EVER Tribute Edition.
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