Race Cars

Former Drag Racer! 1962 Dodge Dart

The 1962 Dodge Dart was a “tween” car. It had been a full-size model in 1961 and would become a compact in 1963. Chrysler downsized their full-size cars in 1962 with dimensions similar to the new intermediate class because… more»

Former Hemi Drag Car! 1964 Plymouth Valiant

We featured this 1964 Plymouth here on Barn Finds in July of 2020. It is back up for sale and can be found here on eBay with an asking price of $3,900. This was the same asking price the seller… more»

Former Find! 1968 AIR L88 Corvette!

I was excited to learn that this one-of-three 1968 Chevrolet “A.I.R.” L88 Corvette was for sale (not for my sake personally — this is way out of my league!) and that all of its terrific history could be uncovered… more»

Vintage Racer! 1957 Citroën Seidlitz Special

Recoiling from the sun like a cave skink, this 1957 Citroën Seidlitz Special crawled out of a dark garage into the harsh daylight of the Internet, looking for a new owner. The presumably one-off racer saw some laps in… more»

Affordable Racer: 1977 Chevrolet Corvette Drag Car

By 1977, the C3 Corvette was feeling the pinch. If a buyer strolled into their local showroom, the best that they could hope for was to drive away in a Corvette with 210hp at their disposal. This Corvette has… more»

Stunning Vintage: Dexon Dragon Go-Kart

If you work your way through the Honor Roll of the most successful names in international motorsport, you will find that many of them share a similar trait. That is that a high percentage commenced their motorsport careers behind… more»

Vintage Big-Block Gasser: 1936 Willys Pickup

Last week we covered this 1956 Chevrolet Gasser that is a nicely prepared car but appears to have been built more for street use than actual drag racing. Today, we have a 1936 Willys Model 77 pickup, that is… more»

496 Big-Block Gasser! 1956 Chevrolet 210

I’ll have to refer to this one as way-cool! It’s an old-school style gasser, a drag-strip staple from the ’60s. There is no mention of when this car was set-up as in whether it is a holdover from a… more»

The Witt Kitt Barn Find Update!

Back in March of 2018, we featured one fantastic barn find, which you can read about here. A 1957 Corvette that had been used as a drag car by Larry Witt back in the ’60s. After a few years… more»

408 Stroker: 1972 Plymouth Duster 340

This is not your run-of-the-mill Duster 340. It doesn’t even have a 340 engine any longer. Instead, the little Plymouth now sports a brand new 408 Stoker V-8 that’s estimated at 450 hp. So, this is not a car… more»

Boxes And Boxes: 1950s Jaguar D-Type Project

For heaven’s sake don’t let the children look over your shoulder at this car’s post for fear they’ll have night sweats about aliens! Well, hopefully, this big-boy car kit in YOUR garage doesn’t give YOU night sweats of a… more»

“Slo-Motion” 1968 Plymouth BO29 Hemi ‘Cuda

Not too many legitimate race cars ever come up for sale, especially one that looks almost identical to it was when it was a competitive racer. This 1968 Plymouth Barracuda was one of fifty that were produced by Chrysler… more»

Stored 23 Years: 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS

The Super Sport (SS) debuted in 1961 on the Chevy Impala and did so well that it became its own series in 1964. Earlier SS models could be had with most any engine/transmission combination, which explains why more than… more»

Eegor The Eyesore! 1952 Kurtis Kraft Racer

Take a body and chassis from Indy 500 winning race car builder Kurtis Kraft, add one high-strung German Borgward racing engine, and you get something like this interesting vintage racer called “Eegore the Eyesore!” Virtually unchanged since the ’60s,… more»

Drag Race Prepped:1969 Chevrolet Big-Block Corvette

It was not unusual in the ’60s and ’70s to find a C2 or C3 Corvette set up for drag racing. I have to admit, I really never understood why. Wasn’t the ‘Vette supposed to be the refined road… more»

Black Beauty: 1963 Ford 300 R-Code 427

In 1963, most people bought the Ford 300 because they didn’t want anything fancy or didn’t have the budget to get a Galaxie 500. However, a limited number of them – perhaps 50 – were assembled as factory-built race… more»