Thank you for your interest in our Tresaire Concept Car. The Tresaire was originally designed and built to showcase a new all glass roof convertible top system at the first North American International Auto Show in 1990 by Cars & Concepts, Inc. A web site 'Portfolio' of the Tresaire and it's development is available on-line: www.tresaire.com. You can review the details of the car's design, features, build and present day condition. The car is driveable and fully functional with only 461 miles of use at shows, etc.
The Tresaire is a one of a kind concept car developed to showcase a patented hard top convertible roof system. The car was originally show at the first North American International Auto Show in 1990, followed that same year with the 'The Eyes on Design' show at the Edsel Ford home. The Tresaire was then put into storage for about 18 years. The full history from design through build and presentation is available at www.tresaire.com for your review.
Recent Competition History
The roof concept was patented and received a silver award from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) in 1990.
Weight: 2500 lbs
Engine Builder: John Lingerfelter (LPE, Inc.)
Manufacturer: Chevy V6
Type: 90 degree V6, OHV
Displacement: 4.0 liter
Induction: Lingenfelter throttle body and manifold
Heads: Lingenfelter modified aluminum
Engine received fully assembled and installed.
Radiator: C4 Corvette
Water Rad Location: Front
Type: 5 speed
Shifter: 'H' pattern on transmission
Trans Cooler: No
Races: 461 miles
This car only driven for shows.
Type: C4 Corvette
Case: Polished aluminum
Axles: C4 Corvette
Races: 461 miles
Construction: Carbon fiber body and roof structure
Paint: 2 part urethane
Type: 4130 steel tube back bone
Builder: Cars & Concepts, Inc.
Material: 4130 steel
Finish: satin black Emron paint
Front Suspension: Polished C4 control arms and geometry with Fox coil-overs
Rear Suspension: Polished C4 control arms and geometry with Fox coil-overs
Shocks: Fox with remote reservoirs
Brakes: C4 Corvette, front and rear
Steering: C4 Corvette
Wheels: Aluminum billet with FRP covers
Tires: BFGs with custom tread pattern
Color/Finish: Grey with carbon fiber
Material: Leather, tweed cloth and carbon fiber
Fire System: No
Restraints: 4 point harness with twist release
Guages: VDO, speed, tach, oil psi, water temp,volts, fuel