Thanks to reader Dave F. for sending us the link to this really cool find, a 1966 salt flat racer for sale on here on craigslist in Morgan Hill, California. The ad makes some claims that may or may not be true, that this was a land speed record holder at some point.
But regardless of its story, which is a bit murky, this is an amazing vehicle to come up for sale and hopefully it will be restored by someone with the right skills and expertise. No matter its story, this is a beautiful looking vehicle.
At one time, this racer may have been powered by twin Triumph motorcycle engines, but now it has a Fiat engine in it.
I did some searching online and was not able to find anything about this car or George Conboy, but there is a Land Racing forum online, and this car was noticed there and discussed a bit. Conboy definitely was a racer, but there is some doubt about whether he set any records in this particular vehicle. I am sure with a bit more research, it would be possible to learn more about this car and its builder. If you’re interested, you can read more here.
Who knows what this thing is actually worth in its present condition? It will be a major project to restore. I guess the market will ultimately decide. I think $5,800 for something like this is a bit rich, but then again, how often does something like this come up for sale? It is definitely of historical value, and even if it is not a record holder, it is worthy of being fully restored to preserve and present the history of Bonneville salt flat speed racing. What do you all think of this piece of Americana? Will someone here step up to save it?