Auction Orange County 2012
Lot 361
Reserve Type RESERVE
Status Sold
Year 1927
Exterior Color YELLOW
Interior Color MULTI
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 468
Transmission 2-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Description The last America's Most Beautiful Competition Car winner at the Oakland Grand Nation Roadster show, 1971. National record holder in A gas AHRA 1971. First ever non-professional car to with the best appearing car award at NHRA Winter Nationals in 1971. Also won Best Engine in competition at the 1991 Grand National Roadster Show and Best Upholstery in 1971 Grand National Roadster Show from Car Craft Magazine. Car is original car and is not a replica. Amazing 27T Roadster with impressive stats. The first all-fiberglass bodied A/Street Roadster in the NHRA that become the AHRA world record holder in 1971 with an awesome 9.2 performance that stood for five years. It was, and is, the only car to ever be featured on the cover of Popular Hot Rodding for two consecutive issues, June and July of 1971. The car was sold in 1974 and repurchased again by the original owner in 1990. At that time, the engine was rebuilt and the body restored to its original pristine condition. The 468cid big block Chevrolet is more than just a blast from the past. It also includes a steel crank, Venolia aluminum rods, Venolia 15.5:1 forged pistons and a Howard's cam. The stock, cast iron open-chambered heads are topped off with a Hilborn intake manifold and fuel injection, while a Vertex Mangneto lights the fire and Hooker headers dispose of the exhaust. Powerglide with a 6,000rpm converter handles the shifting. Included with this car will be 35 magazines it has been featured in, not to mention nine of those on the front cover. **SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY**
*Includes Buyer Commission
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