Ron Fournier had the idea to build this car and showed Angelo Giampetroni of Gratiot Auto Supply, a sketch of his idea. Fournier fabricated components and Giampetroni fitted the pieces together with hopes that it would be the basis of a kit.
This car was built in the 1970s by Angelo Giampetroni as a promotional vehicle for Gratiot Auto Supply's new line of T-Buckets and their accessories. The car was featured with Linda Vaughn in April of 1977 in Hot Rod Magazine showcasing their parts and the car was campaigned through the 1980s as a promotional tool.
This is the protoype Gratiot Roadster and was Giampetroni's personal Hot Rod.
The car features a 350 Chevrolet hooked to a Turbo 400 transmission and Chevelle rearend with a 4.10 gear ratio.