1929 Ford Model A Salt Flat Racer - The Bomb
The seller states: "In our little town in Ogden, Utah, way out on the north end of town, is an Army Surplus Store called Smith and Edwards. As a kid, I would ride my bike out there and walk through their yard. There, in a pile, were hundreds of aluminum wing tanks from old military aircraft. At first I thought I could make a boat out of one of them, but my Dad said I was too young to take on something like that. Fast forward 50 years and one day I drove by the old yard and they were loading these tanks onto a truck to sell for scrap. I pulled in and bought one and took it home. I had a 1929 Ford Model A chassis and decided I would make a Salt Flats racer. We call it "The Bomb". It is street legal in Utah and I drive it all over. Do I ever get the looks! I also have taken it out to the Salt Flats and ran it out there. It has no speed equipment newer than 1929 and I was clocked at 63 miles per hour! This car is a riot to drive and show. I have a $200,000 sports car and when I park them together at car shows, "The Bomb" gets all the looks!"
"I am getting older and I have a bunch of cars. I don't want to sell any of them, but I don't want my wife and kids to have to worry about them. This is just like tearing my heart out."