If modern dragsters seem too safe and boring to you, this might be the solution. It's a 1963 slingshot-style dragster equipped with a 383 cubic-inch V8, a three-speed manual, and virtually no safety systems to speak of.
This vintage dragster is offered for sale . Like all drag cars of the era, it used a "slingshot" front-engine layout and a long, narrow wheelbase. The driver sits above the differential, between the two rear wheels. The configuration seemed logical—the cars that drag racers based their builds on were all front-engine, rear-drive. But any time an engine or driveline component failed, it was likely to happen directly in the driver's face. This was a dangerous era in drag racing.
This particular dragster was built by the late George Weiler, a member of the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame. Weiler was responsible for this car's national records in 1964 and 1965, when it ran mid nine-second quarter-mile times at speeds over 15o mph. According to the ad, this car ran a quarter-mile time of 8.51 seconds at Maple Grove Raceway, though the time is unofficial. Remember, this was all back in the 1960s.
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