This incredible Jet Turbine powered Funny Car was built for Fred
Spezio and based on a 1984 Corvette. It was named Fireworks USA and
is patriotically painted red, white and blue. The chassis is a Meng
Race Specialties and it was painted by Harners Auto Body. The power
is provided by a J34/34-A Westinghouse Turbo-Jet engine that was
originally built in 1951 for use in the North American T2
"Buckeye", Lockheed P2V "Neptune", the Douglas F3D "Skyknight" and
the McDonnell F2H "Banshee". This turbo jet produces a maximum
thrust of 3,600 pounds...7,000hp in afterburner mode, and is
capable of a top speed of 250 mph in the quarter mile. It raced in
the Jet Exhibition Jet Funny Car 102 class. It was originally built
in Texas and raced there for 1 year before heading to Arizona for 1
year and finally Pennsylvania. The owner and driver both retired
due to illness and the car would need to be recertified by the
NHRA, which it has been in the past. The original cost to build was
over $150,000. It comes with a complete starting system and a
100-gallon auxiliary aluminum refueling tank. It runs on jet fuel
and its nickname is "The Weapon". The dimensions are 20' long x 46"
high and the total weight is only 2,400 pounds. It features torsion
and coil-over suspension, Airheart and Strange dual disc brakes,
Fire Dex fire system, Goodyear tires, Centerline wheels, and Ring
Slot drag Chutes. This is an opportunity to own a rare and
historically significant vehicle that would be difficult to
duplicate. Comes with complete starting instructions and any help
needed from the owner.
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