1951 Austin Gasser Vintage Tribute car Hot Rod Rat Rod Awful Austin Drag Car
Price: - Item location: East Wenatchee, Washington, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Austin
- Year: 1951
- Mileage: 100
- VIN: 591359
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1951 Austin1951 A-40Austin Gasser History Tribute Car
1951 Austin of England, includes previous documented, photo history of one time national record holder, your chance to be a part of an ongoing tribute. Marshall James said in an interview, “Every owner should put his touch on the car; my only wish is the name stays the same on the door.”
Currently licensed in the state of Washington. Blinkers, horn, wiper, legal in most states for street or go high 11’s in a quarter mile.
The radiator is the same, 55 Chevy model, with electric fan. It stays at 180 degrees at 102 degree temperature at the track. Everything is new, electric water pump, hoses, alternator, 850 dual feed double pump mechanical Holley carb on an Air Gap manifold feeding a pair of 1969, 202, angle plug heads, recently rebuilt with stainless valves and seats. Guide plates and roller rockers topped with finned aluminum valve covers. Lower end is a 400 Chevy bored 408 cu in with flat top pistons, H beam rods, balanced with delta cam specs as follows 502 Intake, 527 Exhaust. It idles great at 900 rpm has a nice thump. Milidon baffled deep pan and a quick change timing cover.
Ignitionis a Mallory dual point dist for a hint of nostalgia. It performs well. A 3500 stall is in front of a freshly rebuilt power glide. TCI reverse valve body, trans brake (never used) and scatter shield. B&M shifter. Custom driveline to narrowed Ford 9” with 4.11 posi. Moser axles, all set up with fresh shocks, Driveline hoop, Jegs ladder bars, pan hard bar and quarter elliptic springs used in the 60’s. THE CAR HOOKS UP! And goes straight. Chev steering box to parallel leaf straight axle. Frame is stubbed and fish plated, done correct and straight. Tie rods, no rod ends. Disc in front, drums in back. Stops great, stock tank in rear with electric frame mount pump.
Car was completed in late 2014. Made 10 passes to work out bugs and testing. 2015 made 26 passes, mostly 1/8 mile. Never abused, foot brake starts. Will do 7.40’s in 1/8th. Capable of 11.90’s in ¼ mile.
History: Lots of it and documented with pictures from Harmen bros getting it out of a wrecking yard in 1959 and setting 2 national records to Marshal James who created the Awful Austin in 1968 to 1972. Pictures include newspaper articles. It won the award last year from Gasser Wars Magazine 399 for survivor car at Riverdale Raceway in Washington State.
Enclosed 1972 trailer as seen in pictures will be included if the full the Buy-it-now price of $17,500 is met. Car fits perfectly in this trailer, rear door lifts shut with 2 fingers, has a built in winch and islicensedand ready to go. Car has never been ran inside the trailer.
Please call 509-860-0148 7 to 9 PST for questions.