With all the controversy and yelling that has been going on over the last couple of weeks regarding the EPA, the future of grassroots racing, hot rodding, and enjoyment with cars, it might be the best time possible to look back and see where we as a collective group of hot rodders came from. Machines like the one shown below which is being sold on eBay as a “mockup” of a 1940s style Bonneville belly tanker offer an awesome window into a simpler and very rich past that many of us love. Why is this being sold as a mock up? The seller claims that it was never designed to be driven or raced. Is that to protect his bacon and make it clear that is someone were to do such a thing it would not be his problem? Maybe. It looks too awesome to be used a s some static display though. We know that for sure.
Constructed within the last 10 years, it is not an “old” car but it is built off of the proper 330-gallon WWII Corsair fighter plane drop tank that belly tankers of the era were made from. It does not have an engine, transmission, or means to motivate itself and it was built to be displayed. Sorry if we’re being repetitive but the seller of the thing is even more so in his ad.
Here’s a some of the text from the ad. This thing is awesome!
Check out the images below and then hit the eBay link for this Belly Tanker –