Record-setting, and stylish, the 1949 Kurtis Special that blazed across the salt at Bonneville powered by a Ford Flathead V8

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In 1948 well known race car builder Frank Kurtis took a wrecked 1941 Buick and turned into the custom car known as the Kurtis Sport  you can see in the photo and powered it with a modified Ford Flathead V8

Read Larry Edsall’s article at classic car.com Journal on Kurtis and his customs here

One of the cars is for sale in Saint Louis, Missouri a 1949 Kurtis Sports, the listing is here



Categories: 1949, Classic Car.com Journal, Flathead, Flathead Ford, Flathead Ford V8 Performance, Flathead V8, Ford Flathead V8, Frank Kurtis

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  1. Built to contest La Carrera Panamericana, Mickey Thompson’s Allied-bodied Kurtis never got its chance - Daniel Strohl @Hemmings – Automotive American

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