1953 Wright Special Race Car 

Poster Car for 1954 Torrey Pines Race

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- Initially built by George Kopecky using an aluminum body and a prewar Maserati chassis
- The poster car for the 1954 Torrey Pines race
- Body bought by Johnny Wright in 1954
- Jim Culbert of CAE commissioned to create an upgraded frame
- Hand-formed body by Dean Metzler
- Modified 1957 283 Corvette engine built to 331 CI with custom crank, rods and camshaft
- 6 Stromberg 97 carburetors
- 3-speed manual transmission
- Side exhaust
- Jackson Roto Faze distributer
- Stewart Warner instruments
- Sun 6,000 RPM tachometer
- Gum-dipped Firestone tires
- Knock-off wheels
- Timing tags from 1957 indicate a top speed of 143.6 MPH
- 117 MPH quarter miles speed recorded in 1957
- Binder of race history, photos and documents
- Restored to its appearance in 1960 Hot Rod Magazine

Reference Number 582634

as of 8/31/2019

Dealer
 

Lot R424

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 Fax    State  California
 Mobile    Country  United States United States
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