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Old 08-21-2004, 10:47 PM   #1
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Default \"Silver Dollar\" A/GS Willys pickup

Don't know if any of you remember it, it belonged to a guy named Mike Bamber. Well, I found Mike and the truck last night. Truck is sitting in a barn, just as he retired it in the early '70's, and the 6-71 blown Olds in sitting on a stand next to it. Hoping to meet him again in the next few weeks, and get some photos of the car. When I get them, if anyone is interested, I'll post them. Truck looks to be in good shape still, it's here in SoCal and has been in a barn all this time.
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Old 08-21-2004, 11:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: \"Silver Dollar\" A/GS Willys pickup

Yes indeed! Photo it Dust and all! Motor, spare part's, old photo's the owner may have as well. Anyone who has some vintage pic's of said car, and what magazine's it may have appeared in out there? Great find, and two thumb's up for a positive thread!
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:02 PM   #3
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The subject Willys PU prior to being Silver in body color and when running 340 inches of SBC.

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Old 10-03-2010, 03:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: "Silver Dollar" A/GS Willys pickup

I believe it was at the Hot Rod Reunion In Bakersfield last year, For Sale...
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:18 PM   #5
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Barn? Truck has been all over @ car Shows & yes For Sale for at least a year or so?
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:19 PM   #6
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HOLY OLD THREAD!
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:20 PM   #7
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whoa..yeah it is...
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:58 PM   #8
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:01 PM   #9
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Yep,

Chris Unger has it in his shop in Orange now. Saw it there last week.
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:37 PM   #10
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How much is it for sale for ?
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:30 PM   #11
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:58 PM   #12
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Looks like hes got it going to Barrett Jackson next Saturday.Be interesting to see what it sells for.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:06 PM   #13
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The following is from the Barrett listing. I just love the BS. "Last Chevy powered a/gas supercharged" ? In 65? Really, I can think of quite a few into the 70's.

" responsible for the NHRA rules limiting the height of gassers" Hmmm, never have been able to find that rule

"The car was recently honored at NHRA 50th Anniversary Event at Pomona, California." Or displayed with other old race cars - honored?

Oh well, it will be interesting to see what it brings ~ might make me want to sell the Blair's Anglia if it brings stupid money ....... Nah.

One of the last Chevrolet powered A/Gas Supercharged drag cars, the "Silver Dollar" was owned, built and driven by Mike Bamber of Escondido, California. The Silver Dollar raced all of the early 60's west coast events. The 340cid engine was built from a Chevrolet 283cid block. The car was equipped with a B&M Hydromatic transmission and a GM posi-traction rear. The car is virtually as-raced and is fully operational today. The Silver Dollar was known for it's unusally high stance and was responsible for the NHRA rules limiting the height of gassers. The car was recently honored at NHRA 50th Anniversary Event at Pomona, California.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:44 AM   #14
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Gotta' love those PR guys Don!
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:30 AM   #15
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HAHAHA, Dont ya just love the Barret-Jackson spin machine......

It's almost as bad (or good) as TMZ!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:53 AM   #16
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" responsible for the NHRA rules limiting the height of gassers" Hmmm, never have been able to find that rule


There is/was the crankshaft centerline rule of 24" from the ground that was supposed to limit the height but I beleive that it predates the build of this car any way being in place in 60-61? . I'm also not aware of a "Silver Dollar rule" in my 64 book either...
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:00 AM   #17
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The 24" crank centerline rule was in effect when we built my RPU in '60, so the Silver Dollar had nothing to do with it. The big claim to fame that car has is it was once beaten by Doug Cook, and it's still around just as it was when built.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:06 AM   #18
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The 24" crank centerline rule was in effect when we built my RPU in '60, so the Silver Dollar had nothing to do with it. The big claim to fame that car has is it was once beaten by Doug Cook, and it's still around just as it was when built.
Yeah but that does not sound as cool as the BJ spin!
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:12 PM   #19
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Looks like it'll go across the block shortly! The commentary should be interesting!!
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:30 PM   #20
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Just sold for $42000
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