The outrageous Bocar of the 1950s was the dream of Bob Carnes, who constructed the cars in Denver, CO. No two were alike.
Six iterations were built through 1961, when a fire engulfed the Bocar shop and production ceased. Some 40 complete cars are believed to have been built, including an estimated 15 XP-5s.
Chassis 043 is among those XP-5s constructed using a modified Triumph chassis from the Bocar factory. As such, it is fitted with Triumph front-disc brakes, Chevrolet 11-inch rear drum brakes, and a suspension geometry more agreeable to its racing pedigree.