A vintage sprint car built for racing on dirt ovals, as cool as it may be, would make a pretty horrible road car. With an upright driving position that puts the driver right up on the steering wheel and a race seat bolted to a bare aluminum floor, it’s hard to think of a less comfortable means of conveyance. That hasn’t stopped someone from throwing lights and indicators on an old Gambler sprint car chassis and registering it for road use, though.
This car, which was listed for sale on Bring-A-Trailer this week, has us wondering if there is anything people won’t throw a license plate and indicators on. According to the listing, it started out as a regular 1980s-era Gambler sprint car chassis before it and was cut up and lengthened two years ago in the current owner’s quest to make it a viable road car. In addition to extending the chassis, the owner also crafted a custom fiberglass body for the car and installed the requisite headlights, brake lights and front and rear turn signals.
Powering this road-going race car is a 355 cu. in. Chevrolet V8 paired with a two-speed Powerglide transmission and a Dana 44 rear end. The Chevy engine has also been dressed up with an Edelbrock aluminum intake, a COMP cams camshaft, a Holley carb and a dual-core aluminum rad, while a modern roll cage, PRO racing shocks and Wilwood disc brakes give the driver some (probably much-needed) confidence behind the wheel.
Much more information on this unique street legal sprint car is available on Bring-A-Trailer, along with a huge gallery of high quality photos. Check out the listing at this link and feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.
Photos via Blitz805 on Bring-A-Trailer