Cheetah Aluminum prototype Serial number 126364002 was purchased by Chevrolet Engineering Center and shipping off to CEC in December 1963 We now have engineer's in writing #002 was owned by CEC. The very best documentation eye witness accounts and photo's In Chevrolet Engineering Center Auditorium on the Test Fixture are the most powerful evidence to date. Frank Winchell of Chevrolet Engineering made the deal with Bill Thomas to purchase #002 Aluminum prototype for the purpose of gaining mass amounts of information in testing it at the CEC. The information and knowledge acquired from this #002 Cheetah was an advantage for CEC due to its low cost investment it was penny's on the dollar in comparison to in house prototype costs to build such an incredible Sports car. Bill Thomas bought this #002 Aluminum Cheetah back for $10,000 after CEC & R&D were done with all there testing. This Cheetah still retains its GENUINE Bill Thomas Serial Tag Plate. Stay tuned more documentation to come.