1968 CHALLENGER 2 STREAMLINER

Lot #R411
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  • Holds the fastest ever certified speed record run for a piston-driven vehicle
  • Designed by Hall-of-Fame driver Mickey Thompson in collaboration with Kar Kraft in 1968
  • Driven by Danny Thompson to a new SCTA AA/FS record of 448.757 MPH on August 12, 2018 at the Bonneville Salt Flats
  • In 1968 Mickey Thompson tested the vehicle at around 400 MPH at Bonneville, but the course flooded before an official run could be made.
  • Chassis built by famed Indy Car constructor Quin Epperly with MT Advanced Engineering team and overseen by drag racer Pat Foster
  • Bodywork formed by Tom Jobe and Nye Frank with assistance from Louie Teckenoff
  • Restored, retrofitted and updated over 7 years by Danny Thompson in his Huntington Beach, CA shop
  • In 1968 Sports Illustrated declared Challenger 2 'a rolling textbook in sophisticated automotive design'
  • 4-wheel-drive
  • Twin Brad Anderson 500 CI dry block A-fuel-type Hemi V-8 engines
  • B&J Big Boy twin 3-speed transmissions
  • Blue exterior
  • Two 30-gallon aluminum fuel tanks
  • Designed to run on fuel mix of 87 percent nitromethane and 13 percent methanol
  • Curb weight of approximately 5,800 pounds (wet)
  • 32 feet long, 36 inches wide and 37 inches high at the canopy
  • Bodywork made up of 68 hand-formed aluminum panels connected to the subframe by Dzus fasteners
  • 4130 steel tube chassis
  • Custom Hadley Boxes driven by Gates belts
  • Accufab throttle bodies
  • Magnesium quick-change rear ends
  • Suspension designed by Kar Kraft
  • King ultra-high speed shock absorbers
  • Fire suppression system behind rear engine
  • SK Specialties billet 2024-T351 aluminum wheels
  • Mickey Thompson Bonneville LSR tires with 1/32-inch rubber/prototype nylon weave/banded steel
  • Carbon ceramic disc brakes
  • Dual parachutes with four foot blossoms
  • Sold on a Bill of Sale