1950 Ford Salt Flat Racer

Salt Lake City, Utah | Mar 3, 2018

Flathead V-8 Manual

AUCTION
Salt Lake City, Utah
RUN
#9
YEAR
1950
MAKE
Ford
MODEL
Salt Flat Racer
STYLE
Racer
ENGINE
Flathead V-8
TRANSMISSION
Manual
COLOR
Silver

1950 Salt Flat Racer

The owner states:

"I live by the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.  I have always been interested in vintage racers.  I was at the dumps about 35 years ago and found an old cast aluminum grill.  I hung it up in my garage and it remained there for about 32 years.  One day I decided to build a race car and I started with this grill and worked back.  I made a 3 inch steel box frame, installed a late model Ford rear end, bought and installed a new Mustang II front end kit.  I found a 1950 Ford flat head, installed tri-power, headers, glass pack mufflers, 50s style Ford rims and white wall radial tires with beauty rims, baby moons.  I bent, cut and welded body frame and roll cage; covered it in aluminum sheeting.  I installed an aluminum bomber seat, four point racing seat belts.  I took it out to the Salt this past year (2017).   The salt was a little slippery, but I still got it to go 96 mph and the ride was smooth.  All the speed equipment was built before 1950.  It has a Ford 1950 3 speed transmission."