AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
First car to use a parachute at Bonneville
1957 Oakland Road Show Winner
Ran "D" Modified at Bonneville - 1957, 58', & 59'
Appeared in Hot Rod Magazine -
1958 Appeared in Sports Car Graphic -
1957 & 58' Appeared in Sports Car Illustrated -
1957 & 58' Appeared in Motor Trend
1957 & 58' Featured in Hot Rod Magazine
In 1957, with an objective of exceeding 200 MPH
on pump gas, this car featured a
blown & injected Mercury engine,
chromoly tube frame with disc brakes
off an airplane,
Halibrand quick change rear end and wheels,
and a fiberglass body with full bellypan.
The original owner's innovations made
the car way ahead of its time mechanically
With a restoration stretching from 1992 - 2005,
the objective was to build a winning/reliable
vintage road racer that honored the car's heritage,
while complying with the restoration desire
of the original owner and
the needs of the current owner.
Both agreed to the eventual resto/update.
Incredible documentation from
the original builders/owners includes
dozens of photos documenting the car
from the time it was purchased,
through the building of the car,
and color photos taken on the salt flats
and in the Oakland Roadster Show.
In addition, there are home movies,
magazine and newspaper articles
and the authentic brass Bonneville tags in the car.
Please visit http://www.carcollectortrust.com/showroom_car2.html for more pictures and info about this car.
More information is available by contacting
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