was formed in November 2001 by Robert (Bob) Auxier for the sole purpose of manufacturing the 1963-64 Bill Thomas Cheetah GT Coupe continuation cars.
Every single Cheetah built at BTM are the finest Cheetahs built in the world today.
Each and every Cheetah is sold with a letter of authenticity, signed by Bill Thomas himself.
These signed letters give every BTM Cheetah prestige & collectable status with the right to vintage racing.
To date, BTM has built 22 street version Cheetahs that were titled & licensed.
We have built #001, #002, #004, #005, #006, #009, #016, #025 as full race vintage legal Cheetahs.
All BTM street version and race version Cheetahs are built from tooling and jig fixtures taken off an original 1964 Bill Thomas Cheetah, (PSA Airlines/Tom Friedkin Cheetah), one of the most original Cheetahs to survive. When you take delivery of one of the best BTM Cheetahs, it is truly a great experience. Like going back in time to the day of the great American sports cars of the 1960's Era.
Early that year, Bill had heard from a few friends about the new reproduction Cheetah displayed at Barrett Jackson. As luck would have it; Bob was at a Pomona Swap meet where he met the son of Jim Gamage, Bills source for some of the Fiberglass Cheetah Bodies & Interiors in the day. He gladly gave Bob the Thomas family phone number to contact Bill Thomas.
Bob Auxier made the call to Bill Thomas in Anaheim California around 10:00 AM.
To his amazement, Bill was very excited to talk about Cheetahs!
Bill Thomas was so thrilled with the conversation he invited Bob to a family get together at his home. Stay tuned for the video!
Everything went very well at the first meeting with Bill Thomas and family.
Bob's Cheetah in Bill's driveway was a big hit with everyone!
From that day forward, Bill Thomas gave Bob Auxier respect for not bothering him about how to build the Cheetah, how will he raise the money to build Cheetahs, etc. Bob will never forget Bill's face that first meeting. When he asked Bob what made him decide to build his Cheetah again, Bob looked him in the eyes and told him he was chosen to build his Cheetahs again by God. From that moment forward Bill knew Bob was the right man for the job. Over the next 15 years Bill & Bob became very close friends all the way up to his passing in October 2009.
BTM is proud to announce the 1965 427 Super Cheetah model.
The new, advanced, evolutionary, Bill Thomas dream concept Cheetah!
This concept Super Cheetah was well on its way to becoming a true American sports car.
We know now the rear styling of the Super Cheetah was a direct result of Bill Mitchell and Larry Shinoda, from the style of the concept Monza GT Corvair.
Bill Thomas worked on the Monza Corvair in secret in 1962.
This Monza inspired Bill's 1963/64 Cheetah and even closer rear styling appearance for his Super Cheetah.
The Super Cheetah utilized new evolutionary design and styling from GM styling examples, adding the flavor of Bill's first generation Cheetah.
BTM is now in the process of completing the first of one 1965 427 S/C.
The Super Cheetah Prototype was uncovered on September of 2011, after living in a barn for 40 years!
It's remained unchanged or altered from the original condition after Bill abandoned the project in October 1965, after the September 1965 fire.
This is the worlds most valuable Bill Thomas Cheetah.
BTM is in the process of creating the new tooling and jig fixtures to build them as Bill Thomas intended. The original #001 concept Cheetah will be completed to Le-Mans Race prepared specs, with Bill's special NASCAR 1965 427 Chevrolet big block.
1964 Street Cheetah disassembly video educational! Financed by PSA Pacific Southwest Airlines.
(Tom Friedkin) Original Riverside Red with white and blue hood stripes, 327-340 HP, engine single 4 barrel, also one of the Sears Allstate show cars.
This street Cheetah was sold in the last week of December 1966 to an Ohio resident.
Price was $3,440. Then it was placed in a barn from 1967 thru 2005.