Corvette Jet Funny Car
This incredible Jet Turbine powered Funny Car was built for Fred Spezio and based on a 1984 Corvette. It was named Fireworks USA and is patriotically painted red, white and blue. The chassis is a Meng Race Specialties and it was painted by Harners Auto Body. The power is provided by a J34/34-A Westinghouse Turbo-Jet engine that was originally built in 1951 for use in the North American T2 “Buckeye”, Lockheed P2V “Neptune”, the Douglas F3D “Skyknight” and the McDonnell F2H “Banshee”. This turbo jet produces a maximum thrust of 3,600 pounds…7,000hp in afterburner mode, and is capable of a top speed of 250 mph in the quarter mile. It raced in the Jet Exhibition Jet Funny Car 102 class. It was originally built in Texas and raced there for 1 year before heading to Arizona for 1 year and finally Pennsylvania. The owner and driver both retired due to illness and the car would need to be recertified by the NHRA, which it has been in the past. The original cost to build was over $150,000. It comes with a complete starting system and a 100-gallon auxiliary aluminum refueling tank. It runs on jet fuel and its nickname is “The Weapon”. The dimensions are 20' long x 46” high and the total weight is only 2,400 pounds. It features torsion and coil-over suspension, Airheart and Strange dual disc brakes, Fire Dex fire system, Goodyear tires, Centerline wheels, and Ring Slot drag Chutes. This is an opportunity to own a rare and historically significant vehicle that would be difficult to duplicate. Comes with complete starting instructions and any help needed from the owner.