Lot #990

1955 WOODILL WILDFIRE TURBINE CONVERTIBLE

Auction Scottsdale 2011
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 990
Year 1955
Make WOODILL
Model WILDFIRE
Style TURBINE CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN DR150024
Exterior Color RED
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders
Engine Size
Transmission 3-SPEED MANUAL
Description
The Woodill Wildfire is acknowledged to be the world's first production fiberglass bodied car starting in 1952. This experimental idea was conceived and constructed by an employee of McDonald Douglas, Missile and Space Division using gas turbine helicopter engine. The engine develops 310hp shaft output at 37,500rpm. This turbo car was clocked for speed on a California dry lake bed course at 137mph with more potential speed possible by altering the gear ratio. In storage over 40 years and recently restored. Recently serviced by a licensed helicopter mechanic. Runs and drives with special instructions. **PREVIOUSLY TITLED AS A 1957 ASSEMBLED** **TITLED AS A BONDED TITLE**
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