American Speed, the Detroit manufacturer of the Speed 33 convertible bodies, has just released its newest version of the body, this time as a low-cost speedster.

The no-frills, all-steel roadster body is actually a standard Speed 33 body with all the mounts and supporting framework included for the folding top, stainless windshield, and power window assemblies, but those components are not included, and may be ordered later.

The American Speedster puts the company on even ground with other "as shipped" offerings by steel body manufacturers whose bodies do not include folding tops, stainless windshields, and power windows.

Mark Trostle, president of the company stated, "We think it's a good time to meet the market where it is by offering the customer a lower-priced choice. Other manufacturers sell bodies that don't come as fully equipped as the Speed 33, so the Speedster option serves to level the playing field. Our competitive advantage is that the customer can upgrade our body later if he wishes. In the current economy, we believe this kind of flexibility will benefit the company and the customer as well."

The upgradeable bodies are designed to be racy, low-slung hot rods with early-era styling elements such as individual windscreens and a new "full face" grille filler that the individual owner can drill and modify to suit his own taste. The rendering shows the new Lakes Racer demo car that will be displayed during the 2009 season.

American Speed supports its bodies with a variety of chassis and frame choices, as well as a broad array of components that make it easy to acquire everything necessary to build a car that fits any desired theme.

For more information, Contact American Speed at www.americanspeedcompany.com.