"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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Classic Auto Mall is a world class consignment house located in southeastern Pennsylvania with indoor showroom space for up to 1,000collectable and special interest vehicles offered for sale. We are conveniently located just west of Philadelphia. This one of a kind building is climate controlled and security monitored and is the ultimate destination for classic and specialty car lovers. The building is located right on the Pennsylvania Turnpike with terrific frontage and exposure. Additionally, this one of a kind building houses one of the finest barn findcollections in the world with over 400 vehicles on display. The facility and grounds have plenty of room for indoor and outdoor automotive related events, car shows, car club meets, ride and drives and more.
Classic Auto Mall by the Numbers:
This wonderful facility started life as a clothing outlet mall in 1985 and then evolved into a furniture outlet mall until it closed its doors in 2011. There is a 188 room Holiday Inn with a walk-thru entrance attached to the facility that has a full-service restaurant, lounge, meeting facilities and an indoor swimming pool. The hotel just underwent a $3,000,000 renovation.
With an abundance of car collectors, car clubs and racetracks located within a short distance, this fantastic facility is ideally situated.
Our consignment program has classic car lovers excited to have a facility like this to store and offer their prized possessions for sale. We market vehicles worldwide and get top dollar for your one special car or your entire collection!
Please contact us further to discuss your needs.