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1953 Ira Hassad Sports/Racecar "Track/Dry Lakes Roadster" street licensed roadster Exclusive

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Serial Number: 6632075
Frame Number: n/a
Engine Number: n/a
Gearbox Number: n/a
Logbook: VARA, HMSA 9408H276
Condition: Very Good
Price:  US $95,000.00   Currency_Convert
Location: El Cajon, CA 92020
 
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Description

The car has a one-off chassis designed in 1947 to compete in road racing events in SoCal. IFS is based on pre-war German GP standards, but made with custom components and post war racing and speed equipment. A last minute engine plan change in 1953 placed the 241 inch Dodge hemi in the chassis in lieu of the original planned 122 inch supercharged inline four. A full envelope body was planned too, but time and money constraints were solved by a donated Model T body and a fabricated fiberglass nose. The current nose and paneling were fabricated by builder's son when original nose was destroyed in 1958, following the sketches of Ira Hassad. The car was a test bed for the builder's rotary supercharger, which took the car to 172 mph at the 1954 Bonneville speed trails. It continued time trial and local San Diego racing events through 1958. The builder's son restored the car in 1993 to meet Historic race car standards and ran at the top of groups it was placed in through four years of events. Since then, many car shows and personal use miles have been enjoyed. Normal race prep will be needed before competition and and an "eventual" engine rebuild will be needed, as the little Dodge HAS NEVER BEEN REBUILT and still runs strong today. All oil and fluids were replaced 8/15/2014. The car will be sold with a CA title, registered as a 1922 Ford, which Ira commenced in 1953. Copies of both magazines featuring the car and copies of family photos with the car will be supplied.

History

Built between 1948 and 1953. Raced from 1954 to 1958 by Ira Hassad. Vintage raced from 1994 to 1997 by Jim Hassad (builder's son). Car is still invited to run at HMSA events even through this year.

Recent Competition History

Class wins at Bonneville and local San Diego events. Group wins at Willow Springs VARA events and top of group times running HMSA at Laguna Seca.

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