It isn’t often when an old drag car hits the interwebs and leaves more questions than answers, but such is the case with the Krispy Kritter jet 1967 Mustang. The car has lived its entire life in the Pennsylvania area and outside of a few stories of the thing being fired up and blasted down city streets in the 1970s, there isn’t a whole lot of info. Some stories have it crashing into a pole at a drag strip and judging by the fact this thing looks like it has been stored since it was built we’re thinking those are wrong. Also, the seller claims in the ad that the car went 308 mph in the quarter mile and to be very frank, there is no way in hell that this thing went 308 anywhere. Let alone down a drag strip.
Walt Arfons built what are considered the first jet funny cars in 1967, thing is, they weren’t really funny cars…well one was. Arfons was given a couple of stock factory Mopars to be converted to jet power and he converted a steel bodied Barracuda and Dart to basically the identical treatment that this Mustang was given. Arfons’ also built a Mercury Comet bodied jet car at the same time and it also looked like this Mustang with a stock body and a massive turbine running straight through the center of the car. The Arfons cars ran 200-205 on their best runs.
While at first glance it seems that the driver has an impossibly small area to sit in and that the guy would roast next to the turbine, this car is laid out exactly the same way as the Walt Arfons creations were and those were campaigned famously all over the country. We’re not saying that we’d want to sit in there and drive it, but the guys with huge balls that raced these monsters in the 1960s did!
The one thing we will agree with as far as the ad goes, the Westinghouse J-34 engine makes the equivalent of 9-10,000 horsepower!
We’ve send emails out to all the heavy duty old school drag racing guys we know for info on this Mustang, but so far we’re coming up empty. Do you know anything? Email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Dom for the tip!
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CL LINK: THE KRISPY KRITTER JET MUSTANG