Here is a sampling of the photos preserved by Alfred DiMora to document the history of the Clenet.
Clenet Coachworks built this one-off, dual-cowl, four-door, four-passenger car in 1980 for King Hassan II of Morocco.
Alfred and Yvonne DiMora with their Series I Clenet, car number 228.
In the 1987 movie Dragnet, Dan Aykroyd walks in front of the Clenet Series III owned by Buck Kamphausen.
This four-seat Series II Cabriolet was used in many promotional brochures.
John George owned Series I car number 250 out of 250. The only Series I car built after this was called the Designer Series, owned by Alfred DiMora.
The color scheme of this 1987 Series II Cabriolet is black with magnolia insert and magnolia interior with black piping.
Clenet Coachworks supported the Muscular Dystrophy Association and its annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon fund-raising event broadcast from Las Vegas in 1984.
A proud Clenet owner shows off her new Series II Cabriolet.
Alfred DiMora with a Series II Clenet in 1984, the first year of operations in the Carpinteria factory.
Alfred DiMora picked this color scheme and considered it the most elegant presentation of the Series II Cabriolet, which he affectionately called the Bumblebee.
Buck Kamphausen bought three Clenets, including this Series III Asha convertible with a custom racing engine, from the Unser garage.
Buck Kamphausen poses with Alfred DiMora for this national magazine promotional photo.
At 21, Alfred DiMora shows off a Clenet Series I at the beach in Santa Barbara in 1977.
This 1993 painting for Alfred DiMora by Bruce James Prochaska is filled with hidden meanings.
This proud owner poses with his Clenet Series II Cabriolet convertible painted with an unusual color combination.
This 1979 Clenet Series I #168 boasts an optional removable hardtop and luggage trunk.
This Clenet Series III Asha convertible is chosen by Alfred DiMora for a major magazine photo shoot at the Santa Barbara pier.
Julio Iglesias presented Alfred DiMora with an autographed photo of Julio next to his Clenet Series II.
The early Series I Clenet dashboards are elegantly designed. Burlwood would be added to later models.
Here is the later Series I dashboard with burlwood. These models also offered a wood Nardi steering wheel as an option.
Beauty pageant winners grace an equally beautiful automobile, a Clenet Series II Cabriolet.
This 1987 Clenet Series II shows the luxurious interior features such as inlaid walnut burl and Waterford crystal ashtray.
In 1986, the cards used to send Christmas wishes to friends and associates of Clenet Coachworks featured a Clenet Series III Asha.
The 1987 Series II has standard features such as power seats, power windows, lambs wool carpeting, and cruise control that were extras on most other cars.
These six Series I Clenets show off some owner-chosen color schemes from the unlimited color choices offered.
This Series II Cabriolet, unique for its outside spare tire and lack of external sun visors, appears in a Clenet brochure.
Members of the Southern California Region of the Horseless Carriage Club of America thank Alfred for a tour of the Carpinteria Clenet plant.
In 1982, Alfred DiMora's Classic Clenet Club has hundreds of Clenets attend a rally at the Spa in Palm Springs, California.
Alfred DiMora poses with a 1984 Series III in a promotional shot for a national magazine in front of the famous Santa Barbara Mission.
The owner of a 1978 Series I Clenet shows her beautiful car and home in Beverly Hills, California.
Clenet Series I #215 and #216 pose at the Wrigley Mansion on Catalina Island. This is the only set of twin Clenets ever built.
Alfred DiMora visits Wayne Newton's home and poses with Wayne's Clenet Series I #69.
First conceptual drawing of the Clenet Series II Cabriolet.
The plans for the Clenet are annotated in Japanese. Click the picture to find out why.
This concept drawing by Alfred DiMora of the Clenet "woody" was considered for a hearse as well as a surfing vehicle. It was never built.
Alfred DiMora draws the proposed Clenet Series VI in 1987.
In 1986 Alfred DiMora worked on a concept car to be called the Paxson for Miami Clenet dealer Bud Paxson. It was to be a 4-door, suicide door, 4-seat convertible.
This was to be a special order car for the owner of the Miami dealership, Bud Paxson, who then owned the Home Shopping Network.
This Clenet Series I reels in the customers at a shopping mall in Newport Beach, California.
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