Putting together your first race car is going to be one very solid shock to your wallet, before the first bolt is turned, before the first pass is ever made. Starting from scratch does provide you with the choice of what car you want and how you want it done, but if you’re more driver than mechanic, you might want to look for a race car for sale. There are plenty of challenges in hunting down a nice selection, but if you do the right amount of homework, you’ll simply have to get your helmet and fire suit sorted and some testing time to get comfortable. Easy as pie.
Our buddy Phillip Williams, the guy with the pink 1973 Plymouth ‘Cuda we shot at ChallengerFest earlier this year, sent us the link to this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle that recently went up for sale. A round-tube chrome moly back-halved and caged car that’s NHRA-certified to 8.50, the 498ci monster comes ready to play. A Rossler Terminator 4 Glide transmission runs power to a sheet metal 9-inch with Strange 40-spline gun-drilled axles, which turn the slicks mounted on double-beadlocked wheels. TRZ provided tubular control arms, a steering column, a rack and pinion and more, while K&R provided the wiring. At 2,890 pounds with full fuel and no driver, the Chevelle promises to be a hot ride. With 16 1/8th mile passes on the powertrain, it’s seen a current best of [email protected]
Been itching to just get down the track faster than your daily driver can handle?