The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sixcarb, Dec 10, 2012.
Well maybe some knows something about it today.
Gawg I like old race cars.
What a great find, is that a Bantam chassis?, edit, had a better look think its box
Badass! Hope you can find history on it! Post updates!
Very cool find, and it looks better with the front end brought back down. That orig high front was some scary engineering.
Really a cool find sixcarb I see a Comp. Cupe in the near future!?
awesome find!! cant wait to follow the progress!!
I checked with the club that had a car like that and said the car looks similar but not theirs.
Jalopy Showdown Drags 2013?
Great find where about in nnj did you find it
Looks like it may have started out as a Hollywood prop. It does pull a wheelstand
Good save, that body would look great on an early Lyndwood chassis. Bob
Any more pics/info? would like to see more of the roll bar and the rear end and its mounts please..................
Nice Find!! Another ol' Altered Austin ;D
I think Gabby Bleeker had one like it.
Found it....... Island dragway 1961, best I could do with the pictures. The color picture is from Rich Venza. Looks like they changed the front end a few times lifting it higher as time went on.
thanks for posting this thread...... gawdalmighty...i love those old shots of this car. please, restore it exactly that way, especially the version with the reversed smoothie Halibrands up front.
IMO far too much of early history/look/feel of altered's is lost to the ideal of what became of them in the end (and sadly; what most car guys know of altered's), another generic funny car chassis with a formless blob of a fiberglass body "sort-of" resembling a Fiat or a Bantam. faster, sure; but also just more of the same as drag racing grew more professional with each passing year
these early cars were as different and as distinctive in character as the folks who built them. no formulas, just ingenuity
That's a wicked looking ride, crazy headers! Love the old Bantams. Would like to find one with history. Had this one but sold last yr.
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