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  • John Watsons Wraith II car is for sale.

    I'm not sure how many people here know John Watson anymore. But he was the person that produced the AD355, AD360, and was working on a LP640 kit. However long before that John built concept cars in Detroit for big three. On of his best cars he designed was the Wraith. The original Wraith was used in a movie with the same name back in the 1980's. After that movie he started work on the Wraith II. It appears it was going to be for a sequel to the movie, but that never happened so he decided to try and produce the car himself as a limited production supercar. As the legend goes he produced one working prototype and sunk a ton of money in it, and it was being tested at the Chrysler proving grounds when there was an accident destroying the car. After that John was unable to keep up the dream of building the car. I thought all examples were long gone, but one of the styling plugs showed up on eBay today. Really interesting to see.


    Here is an album on the car in case the eBay ad goes down.
    Wraith II - Imgur


    Here is the text from the ad.



    The “Wraith” film car was essentially the Chrysler M4S Turbo Interceptor concept car. Working with the production company, Chrysler approved 6 copies of the M4S for filming: 2 drivers and 4 rolling chassis for crashing scenes and static scenes. By the end of filming, one driver survived, which now resides in the Walter P. Chrysler Museum and one rolling body.

    The Wraith II car was created from that one lone survivor for the initial purpose of the sequel film bearing the same name. The project never got fully funded but this updated, reworked and redesigned rolling design buck survived.

    The Wraith II was the brainchild of designer and fabricator John Watson. Working with the Chrysler skunk-works in Highland Park, the body was developed in the Chrysler wind tunnel. Once the sequel film was not to come to fruition, John Watson had aspirations to make the Wraith II a limited production supercar. A chassis was in development utilizing Ferrari sub-frames and Corvette suspension and floor pans. Dash and Interior design bucks were also made in anticipation of completing a prototype. This is the ONLY Wraith II in existence. Thousands of hours are invested in the body alone.

    This is an outstanding project to complete for one very special car or a great business opportunity for selling Corvette re-body kits or turn keys. (Has the same wheel base as a C5 Corvette).

    For sale here is the complete, detailed full-scale rolling design buck and the design rights as well as the following:

    [1] Mold for Nose section of the body
    [1] Additional partial body with window cutouts
    [1] Set of lower body panels –ready for use
    [1] Set of acrylic design bucks for the glass
    [1] Custom dashboard
    [1] Chassis jig with primary chassis lay-up – not fully completed
    [1] Late model Corvette floors (New)
    [1] Ferrari Engine Cradle –Rear Sub-frame (New)
    [1] Ferrari Right rear upright, complete (New)
    [1] Ferrari Left rear upright, complete (New)
    [1] Pair Right Control Arms (Upper and Lower) New
    [1] Pair Left Control Arms (Upper and Lower) New
    [1] Ferrari Boxer Windscreen (New)
    [1] Rear windscreen (New)
    [1] Complete set of Corvette brakes -Front and Rear (New)
    [1] Complete Corvette Front suspension -Complete (New)
    [1] Collection of Corvette lights, lenses, misc. parts (New)

    No Title. Sold With Bill of Sale Only.

    Listed for Private Owner. All Questions will be presented to the Owner for Response. Available for showing in Freeport, Long Island, NY - 20 Minutes from JFK Airport. JetBlue Hub.




    And finally the link.

    Replica Kit Makes Wraith Design Buck | eBay
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  • #2
    WAY OLD. But what every happened to this? Did it get sold?
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    • #3
      Looks like a xj220 jaguar mated to a fiero

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      • #4
        Holy smokes old thread..
        There was a fiberglass body that came up for sale several years ago down around Chattanooga ,Tn which is right by John... I'll ask him this weekend if he has ever heard much or know who owns some of them...


        Edit.. holy mind blown... As soon as I got done replying here .. popped in on Facebook and John made a post about this very same car... Hummm...
        Last edited by Jbrown; 11-17-2017, 02:54 AM.
        1987 Fiero GT 3800sc
        1985 Fiero GT Northstar
        1985 Fiero GT 3800

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        • #5
          is this car used in one of his movie !!
          Agence de location voiture Agadir et location voiture agadir aéroport .Louer vos voitures diesels pas cher au maroc.

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          • #6
            wraith II Car

            Wraith II car is in Branson, Mo at Dick Clark Museum . Thank you John Watson 615 881 5190
            Last edited by Air-Dyamics; 11-17-2017, 09:21 AM.

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            • #7
              The Wraith or M4S Inteceptor was in the the movie the Wraith.

              The car that was or is for sale in this extremely old thread, was the Wraith II or a follow up to the original car.

              The first car was in the movie. but the car being sold is for the second concept version to the car imaged below.



              You can see the differences in the Wraith 1 to the Wraith II. Personally I prefer the original over the new concept version. I agree with the earlier statement that the car looks a lot like an XJ220 jag of which I am a fan of as well.

              The first car looks like it's own thing. While not a "Supercar" it was reasonably quick.
              It's a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself. - Dale Earnhardt Sr

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              • #8
                No this is not. BUT if you want molds taken from one of the surviving movie cars they are for sale for $120,000 LOL

                Originally posted by joecar View Post
                is this car used in one of his movie !!
                www.fiberclassics.org
                www.miatakitcar.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by G35Mike View Post
                  The Wraith or M4S Inteceptor was in the the movie the Wraith.

                  The car that was or is for sale in this extremely old thread, was the Wraith II or a follow up to the original car.

                  The first car was in the movie. but the car being sold is for the second concept version to the car imaged below.



                  You can see the differences in the Wraith 1 to the Wraith II. Personally I prefer the original over the new concept version. I agree with the earlier statement that the car looks a lot like an XJ220 jag of which I am a fan of as well.

                  The first car looks like it's own thing. While not a "Supercar" it was reasonably quick.

                  This one looks like an 80s corvette

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jbrown View Post
                    Holy smokes old thread..
                    There was a fiberglass body that came up for sale several years ago down around Chattanooga ,Tn which is right by John... I'll ask him this weekend if he has ever heard much or know who owns some of them...


                    Edit.. holy mind blown... As soon as I got done replying here .. popped in on Facebook and John made a post about this very same car... Hummm...
                    I love those moments synchronicity. They really support the ancient philosophy that reality is really just an unconscious projection/ Dream. And those echo's are the nature of the super unconscious.

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                    • #11
                      John Watson air dynamics 615 881 5190
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                      • #12
                        Glad to see you back in the forums John..

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                        • #13
                          I know I'm kind of resurrecting an old thread... again... but if anyone is interested the other surviving Wraith prop car had recently been showcased on Jay Leno's Garage last week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L50MOc-XmcA

                          I had posted about the project in the past but nobody seemed to be interested in it. I've been reluctant to post a new thread about it, so I figure maybe I can just camp on to this one for now.

                          Jay was rather disappointed that he couldn't take the car out on the road, but at least it had a reunion with Charlie Sheen. It was no secret that Charlie wasn't a fan of the movie, so he didn't have a lot of good things to say. He did say, on set, that seeing the car really took him back and he was impressed with how it looked. Jay praised the design, but said little else. At least rough publicity is better than no publicity.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by escaperoute View Post
                            I know I'm kind of resurrecting an old thread... again... but if anyone is interested the other surviving Wraith prop car had recently been showcased on Jay Leno's Garage last week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L50MOc-XmcA

                            I had posted about the project in the past but nobody seemed to be interested in it. I've been reluctant to post a new thread about it, so I figure maybe I can just camp on to this one for now.

                            Jay was rather disappointed that he couldn't take the car out on the road, but at least it had a reunion with Charlie Sheen. It was no secret that Charlie wasn't a fan of the movie, so he didn't have a lot of good things to say. He did say, on set, that seeing the car really took him back and he was impressed with how it looked. Jay praised the design, but said little else. At least rough publicity is better than no publicity.
                            Terrible movie but I liked it then as I do now. I guess and movie with a cool car is all it takes.
                            This was a fun interview / guest on Jay's show.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ratrog64 View Post
                              Terrible movie but I liked it then as I do now. I guess and movie with a cool car is all it takes.
                              This was a fun interview / guest on Jay's show.
                              Over the years of working on the restoration, I would get questions about what the movie was, if it was worth watching. I'd warn the people who didn't know anything bout it: "If you're looking for Oscar worthy performances, you're not going to find it in this movie. If you want mindless 80's staple entertainment (cars, rock-n-roll, hard-to-follow plot, and nudity) you might just be impressed."

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