1936 GILMORE RACER SPRINT CAR - 161886 Sold* at Scottsdale 2014 - Lot #636 1936 GILMORE RACER SPRINT CAR https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/161886/161886_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
Lot #636

1936 GILMORE RACER SPRINT CAR

Auction Scottsdale 2014
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 636
Year 1936
Make GILMORE
Model RACER
Style SPRINT CAR
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN
Exterior Color YELLOW
Interior Color
Cylinders 4
Engine Size 140
Transmission
Description

Lot #636 - Raced on a 1/4 mile dirt track by Steve Orto. Between roughly 1936-1940, the car had many sponsors, the most prominent being the Gilmore Oil Company which is why it sports the moniker "Gilmore Special." It is powered by a 140cid Continental 4 cylinder with a genuine Winfield racing carburetor and Wilco magento. The headers are hand made and chromed. It is in typical Sprint car configuration, that is to say it is a direct drive, the engine is directly connected to the Trella quick-change rare end. There is a disconnect, or "in-out box" so that once running, the engine may be disengaged from the rear end. It must be push-started, like most sprint cars. It has friction shocks all around. The chassis is very nicely done with all components either painted or chromed. The original body, tail and belly pan are all aluminum panels. Several experts have weighed in on the car, and it is believed the tail is an early Frank Curtis piece. The replacement nose is hand-crafted from steel, which the 3 piece hood is aluminum. The wheels are 12" painted "steelies," with implement tires up front and genuine Rose block design in the rear. The custom race car trailer is included with the car and was styled to match the late 1930s era, featuring red Kelsey Hayes 16" wire wheels. Both the car and the trailer are sold on Bill of Sale. This unique racecar is eligible for many vintage racing events. **SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY** **SOLD AS A PAIR WITH LOT 636.1**
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