Gary Cerveny of Malibu, California, is a noted collector of unique and one of a kind motor cars. Recognizing the significance of the car, he purchased it in 2002. His extensive research revealed numerous magazine articles, period photographs and firsthand knowledge of the car to insure an accurate restoration. Cerveny began the personal restoration with repair of body damage and rebuilding the drive train. Because the massive aluminum body with its complex curves required special skill, he engaged Custom Auto of Loveland, Colorado. The shop’s restorations have earned first place Pebble Beach honors and multiple Bruce Meyer Preservation Awards. Custom Auto’s combination of mechanical and restoration expertise have resulted in a fully functional motor car which honors Norman Timbs unique design.
Sunday, March 14 at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has been chosen for the Norman Timbs Special’s debut. As a featured car, the Concours’ website published two teaser photos of the car in process of restoration inviting viewers to identify it. Delighted officials report that a record number of hits were registered. It must be seen in person to be believed. Owners Gary and Diane Cerveny will drive the car on to The Field of Dreams accompanied by Custom Auto owner, Dave Crouse.