Race Cars

Rat Powered! Pro Street 1977 AMC Gremlin

The great thing about automotive enthusiasts, as a group, is that they often have hidden talents that ‘normal’ people don’t possess, including the ability to turn their gasoline-fueled visions into reality. A gearhead can look at a car and… more»

Ready To Race! 1977 Saab 99 Rally Car

When it comes to building race cars on a budget, Grassroots Motorsports has built more than a few, and apparently, back in 2008 they built this done-right rally car. The 1977 Saab 99 model, here on craigslist in Santa… more»

Nigel Mansell’s original 1989 Ferrari 640 Formula 1 car could be yours!

Pop quiz: What do Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario Andretti, and Nigel Mansel have in common? The three gentlemen are the only drivers to have won the American CART Championship and the Formula 1 World Championship. Today, they are considered global… more»

Vintage Drag Racer? 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe

In the far southeast corner of Iowa lies the town of Keokuk. That’s where this 1956 Chevrolet race car can be heard cruising along the Mississippi river on a Friday or Saturday night. According to the seller, Up Tight… more»

440 V8 Race Car: 1964 Plymouth Fury

After Chrysler’s downsizing debacle of 1962-63 when they were the only automaker to do so, they bounced back in 1964. Especially with the Plymouth line-up that had all-new styling. Their shapes – combined with a lot of muscle under… more»

383 V8 Racer! 1975 Chevrolet Vega GT

Chevrolet wasn’t afraid of trying different things, but they sometimes didn’t work quite as expected. Like the air-cooled, rear-engine compact Corvair that attracted later concerns over safety issues. Or the sub-compact Vega for which GM built an assembly plant,… more»

Iconic Panama Red! 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

The concept of taking a street vehicle and turning it into a drag racer is not a new idea, but finding a decades-old well-preserved surviving gasser isn’t all that commonplace these days, especially one that made the rounds enough… more»

Formula Racer With History: 1954 DB Monomill

Just a quick heads-up, the listing for this 1954 DB Monomill is in French but you should be able to invoke your browser translater unless, of course, you are fluent. The story of DB was short-lived but not without… more»

460 Lincoln V8! 1966 Ford Fairlane 500

Named after the estate owned by Henry Ford, the Fairlane debuted as the top-line division car in 1955. By 1962, the nameplate was transferred to a new mid-size platform as there was now a gap in the offerings between… more»

Miller Styled Ford Model A Speedster!

OK, though it reeks of period flavor, it is not a real Miller race car. The Ford Model A-based two-man racer “in the style of Bugatti” was built in 1970 by avid car collector Jim Talmadge, son of silent… more»

Owned 47 Years! 1965 Ford Mustang GT

This 1965 Mustang fastback checks all the boxes on paper. After its racing career, it’s been stored in dry storage in California for many years and was recently moved to Wentzville, Missouri. The owner of 47 years (!) has… more»

High 10s! 1971 Chevrolet Nova Drag Racer

Imagine this scenario.  You go to your Chevrolet dealer in 1971 and buy yourself a brand new Nova.  It’s your driver for the next 12 years, but in 1983 an unfortunate mishap happens and you get hit in the… more»

1972 Plymouth Duster Sox and Martin Tribute

Sox & Martin was one of the most dominant teams in Funny Car and Super Stock racing in the 1960s and 1970s. Their association with Chrysler Corp. dated back to 1965. They found a lot of success with the… more»

Race Car Replica: 1963 ½ Ford Galaxie “Lightweight”

In the middle of the 1963 model year, Ford introduced a sporty new fastback body style for its successful Galaxie 500 automobiles. Because of Ford growing interest in racing, 200 of those were built as “lightweight” racers meaning some… more»

Hemi-Powered Gasser: 1940 Ford Deluxe

A gasser is generally defined as a lightweight, high-powered hot rod that was used for drag racing from the late 1950s through the early 1970s. In order to reduce the racing weight, the cars often used fiberglass body parts,… more»

12 Second Barn Find: 1972 Ford Mustang 460

Mustang sales were down for the sixth year in a row in 1972, due in part to the pony car market being flush with competitors. And, also, because the car’s proportions had gotten bloated over the years. Yet, Ford… more»