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  1. Ebert
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    Been searching ALL over for good websites/sources that may have a high concentration of dry lakes cars for sale. Can anyone assist? Thanks! Ebert
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    Try the landracing websites.
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    Think about it. So much work goes into building a special racecar for a specific class inside such a niche activity as racing on the dry lakes...that it's my guess that you're just not going to find a high concentration anywhere.

    Good luck though.
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    Try landracing.com They have a for sale section and a wanted section.
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    Ebert try >desertclassics.com< 1955Bonneville B-Lakester Land speed Belly Tank Race Car ;)
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    Here's the link: http://desertclassics.com/Lakester.html

    Here's the asking price: For sale $500,000.

    Thanks,
    Kurt
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    Some stuff shows up in the National Parts Peddler.

    Best bet is the classifieds on Landracing.com
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    Contact the SCTA (scta-bni.org) and get a rule book. Rules change continuously and a lot of the older cars will not meet current regulations. If you find an older car you will need a rulebook to see how much work would be needed to bring it up to current requirements. The lakester above while beautiful would not be allowed to run today without a lot of work.
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    If you are serious I saw this work. Bill Carlson went to Bonneville with lots of cash and drove through the pits with "Race car wanted" shoe polished on the sides of his jeep. The next day he was running his roaqdster on the salt.
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    Guys, thanks a TON. I do not have deep pockets, but am on the QUEST! All of your suggestions are appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!! I have some money and might even consider a "rent-a-ride" and I (while in no way bragging) have driven a BUNCH of stuff without incident (because I cannot afford to wreck!).
    THANKS!
    Ebert
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    If you want to rent-a-ride ? try to get ahold of Summers?I think its Bob Summers I hope this is right , His brother is dead of the Summers Brothers;)
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    That 49.5 biggies Stude is turnkey (with assistance provided) and will get you into the 299mph club. A good deal!
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    It's a long shot and a long way- D.L.R.A.
    google it.
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    Some older dry lakes racing cars that are long out-of-date SCTA-wise, seem to also have a following of nostalgia buffs even if they don't meet today's SCTA specifications/rules. They are just palin cool like pieces of Art. And for some of these cars (even if their racing history is vague or lost) it would be a shame to rework them to meet the current rules. For example, on a chopped 32 3-window that raced the dry lakes and/or Bonneville in the 40s, 50s or 60s, who today would put in a roll cage or install roof fins? I wonder what the market is on such a cars?
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    Thanks, guys, for ALL of your input! I am a low bucks guy and (sounding corny) just want to experience the DREAM.
    Thanks!
    Ebert

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