1946 Bill Burke Belly Tank Streamliner Lakester Tribute

Price: US $13,100.00 Item location: Tampa, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Other Makes
  • Model: Belly Tank Streamliner / Lakester Tribute
  • Year: 1946
  • Mileage: 99,999
  • VIN: 46001
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: Ford Flathead
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual 3-Speed
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1946 Other Makes Belly Tank Streamliner / Lakester Tribute

1946 Bill Burke Belly Tank Streamliner Lakester Tribute

Stunning and period accurate FIRST of its kind Bill Burke Belly Tank. This tribute car was built toexactingstandards by a team of automotive professionals and belly tank historians. Bill Burke built the world's first belly tank streamliner in 1946 and it ran as “runner up” for top speed in its class three times, doing well enough to allow Burke to plan his next effort – a tank that would take top honors in 1949 as “The World’s Fastest Hot Rod.”

After the fourth run in 1946, the tank mysteriously disappeared, perhaps re-engineered or reconfigured in subsequent future tankers. Though dozens of other hot rodders built tanks after, the legend was already underway, Bill Burke would forever be known as the “Father of the Belly Tank Streamliner". In 2008, Bill Burke revealed in a series of interviews his desire to recreate his original belly tank streamliner.

A team of researchers, historians, and builders was assembled to collaborate with 90 year old Bill Burke and recreate this famous and long-lost tank. Careful study of Burke’s original photos, historical documents, and period equipment were applied to exacting detail using nearly 100% of the original specified Burke parts to build this one of a kind streamliner. The team finished in July, 2009, debuting the tanker at Speedweek in Bonneville, Utah. Josh Burke – grandson of Bill Burke made the inaugural run across the salt.

This unique piece of motorsports history is finished in stunning yellow and red colors with correct graphics and racing livery per Bill Burke's original specifications. The engine and driveline are complete and fully functional. The driving experience is like no other and can best be described by the man himself…”Shake, Rattle and Go” – Bill Burke

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This car is sold with Bill of Sale. Transportation costs and arrangements from origination (Tampa, Florida) to buyer's location are the responsibility of the buyer. This car is being advertised locally and we reserve the right to end the auction at any time. People have different opinions and expectations of old cars. It is your responsibility to inspect this vehicle or send a third party inspector for your satisfaction. A $2000 non-refundable deposit is due within 72 hours of the end of the auction. Full payment via electronic/bank transfer is due no later than 7 days from the end of the auction.

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