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Bob Elliott
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OK, now this body looks different from the traditional dune buggy as the industry
matured and moved towards a more complete road car for the northeast.  The folks
at Dearborn (DAC) and Autodynamic's must have been pretty excited judging by the
amount of adds and articles produced for this new GT body style.  It clearly is a
separation from many of the buggies of the day and incorporates radical styling (for
the time) and further improves on the overall drive ability as more of a complete car.

The new Deserter GT came with molded in headlights, curved windshield, great
looking side tanks and a way cool gull-wing fiberglass top truly indicate the changes
happening in the industry as it moves from a basic dune buggy market to more of a
kit car.

Produced from 1968 to 1972 and most of these cars were built with a cut down 84
inch VW pan or chassis of the day and really made great drivers.

Most were sold as kits less the side tanks and the much desired gull-wing top, but the
option list was loaded for Autodynamic's or Dearborn Automotive at this time to
satisfy any car builders wish list.

The other good news is that this great looking new body could be used with the
unique Autodynamics option, the
GS mid-engine chassis kit.

Total production of the Deserter GT has been estimated at approximately 410 *units
from the Marblehead facility.   Of the 410 GT bodies, as many as 134 *were built with
the Deserter GS mid-engine chassis kits.

Production ended in Marblehead in 72 and the molds were sold.  Production
continued, but at a slower pace out of a shop in Rhode Island.

* Production numbers as quoted in "the dynamics of autodynamics" article by David
Kaplan in Dec72 SCCA Sports Car magazine.
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Deserter GT
(now this looks different)