T Altered Drag Car
1923 Ford T Altered Drag Car
1923 Ford T Altered Drag Car
Drag racing was born in the dry lake beds in the California deserts. In the 1930's as engines got better and drivers got braver, speeds began topping 100mph. ... Races frequently took place on unused military runways with the first organized event dating back to 1949 at the Goleta Air Base in California.
7.50 @ 200 MPH was the best run for this altered “T” Bucket. Starting life as a Model T, then making its way on to a long racing frame to become a drag racer. Eventually moving on to “Exhibition” drag racing, which is responsible for the final car you see today.
An altered Ford Bucket with a 125-inch wheelbase built by Aherd Race Cars. The chassis was fabricated by Jacobson Race Cars, and this car is certified by the NHRA for 7.50 times. Added for the exhibition part of its life and certified by ARMY to use its logos etc, are 3 machine guns on the car and a .50 caliber on top of the roll cage. All fire caps, and the rotating .50 cal. is powered by an air bottle. There are also 2 -.50 caliber guns with rotating barrels that fire caps as well. 4 Rocket Launchers that fire off Roman candles which can be controlled by the cockpit. Beautiful flame paint over purple which fades to white runs the length of the car. Also noted are laser cut ARMY logos in the sides of the back wing.
A Dart iron block with a factory bore to 475ci, Dart aluminum heads, Donovan cam drive assembly make the main block. This Alcohol fed monster is topped by a 1471 High Helix blower, Enderlee fuel injection and Big Ugly hood scoop. Transmission is a 2-speed Powerglide pushing the energy back to a 3.80:1 Dana 60 with posi-trac. This setup had been tested on a dyno and yielded 1,400 HP.
If you are into making lots of noise, and attracting attention, then this is the vehicle for you. If you want to go racing and like to do 200MPH in less than a quarter mile, strip off the noisemakers and visual eye candy, and stick with the basics…if in your world the basics are traveling very fast for a short period of time. As they say “if you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space” have we got the car for you! Sold on a Bill of Sale only.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 150 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. A 450 barn find collection is currently also on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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