Tom Verrill, a College of Maine mechanical engineering graduate, worked in the aircraft sector in advance of constructing road-likely automobiles. The car he arrived up with was the Verrill Wolfwagen Roadster, which – as legend has it – was crafted to surpass the Bugatti Royale as the longest car in the earth. Commencing with a 1952 Chrysler chassis, it was supplied a 331 cubic-inch Chrysler Hemi V-8 engine and a Fluid Travel transmission. The car is nearly 24 feet in length and weighs 5,100 lbs. The overall body is produced of 3/4-inch fiberglass and there are tailor made-created bumpers and wheel covers. It weighs 5,100 lbs. The 24-4-foot-very long car has a picket frame and fiberglass which is up to a few-quarters of an inch thick in sites. It has a substantial steering column with a horn that has a exceptional seem. There are two levers on the dash which serve as the equipment shift lever. All those two levers seem to be from a maritime craft. This is the prototype vehicle and it has numerous unique and strange parts such as the door handles, which came from a classic fridge. The doorway handles are only on the inside of of the doors, developing a clean and undisturbed overall look from entrance to back again. There is a complete convertible top with facet curtains. The exterior is finished in Mellow Yellow with a pink leather-based interior.Just after ramping up for tooling, Verrill lastly recognized that the auto was also long to match in the common garage. Hence, the Wolfwagen was hardly ever place into generation and this is the only motor vehicle that was ever manufactured. It is not acknowledged if Verrill tried using to fascination other auto makers in creating the car.
Its title, ‘wolf’ was a common slang expression for a ‘skirt-chasing bad boy.’
Soon after getting a restoration by the students at the Pennsylvania Higher education of Know-how, the car or truck made its restoration debut at The Elegance at Hershey, in Hershey, PA in 2014. The motor vehicle is now part of the Swigart Museum. Mrs. Swigart’s late husband, funeral director Harry G. Trefz, purchased the automobile circa 1980, from the now-defunct Asbury Park museum. Prior to that it was aspect of a non-public selection. Even though the auto initially experienced Chrysler mechanicals, it at present is driven by a Cadillac V8 and mated to an computerized transmission.