- Written by webmin
One of the changes we made around here recently was to include the 10 most-viewed Hemmings.com classifieds on the side of the page layout, and it’s been interesting to watch what appears there because the selection and ranking of those classifieds are based solely on click count; thus they reflect, in a way, what our visitors are most interested in. Floating to the top recently has been this circa 1951 front-engine dragster that looks like it could have been built for the H.A.M.B.’s HA/GR primitive dragster class. Not so, according to the seller:
Early “stone age” front engined dragster; built circa 1951; found dis=assembled in a basement after many years of storage; has early “Olds” engine w/ adaptor to Ford (early) trans; narowed Ford rear end with shortened torque tube and shortened driveshaft; crudely built as they where back in the “day” has exceptionally long wheel-base for the era; a unique piece of history from the early beginning of organised drag racing; has 4X2 BBl Carbs; “Vertex” Mag; etc; NON-RUNNER: would need rebuilding to make functional; real early example that needs to be in amuseum; (similar chassis @ “Don Gartlits Museum” )(This one signed by “Don” )great conversatiuon piece.