Hemmings Find of the Day – 1929 Ford Model A The Famous “555″ Triple Nickel

Love this “29”

The first car to win a race at Lions Drag Strip and reportedly the first dragster to run a small-block Chevrolet V-8, the Mike Waters and Dean Murray-built Triple Nickel – this 1929 Ford Model A for sale on Hemmings.com – spent years outside and neglected after its retirement in the 1960s, but has since been restored and nowadays features a quad-carb Chevrolet 302 small-block set way back under the Model A cowl along with its signature torsion bar suspension. From the seller’s description:

The Famous “555″ Triple Nickel is now available for sale. Here are just a few highlights of its amazing history. 2010 Recipient of the prestigious Bruce Meyer Hot Rod Preservation Perpetual Trophy ;1 of the top 20 picks to represent the Grand Nationals History of Racing; 2009 Kirkland Concourse winner; Featured in 2014 The Rodder’s Journal #61; Won 1st race at Lions Drag Strip on opening day

The Famous “555″ Triple Nickel

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