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Art Chrisman Ol No 25 Replica

1950 Ford Hot Rod Special

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Hot Rod Special
Trim: Vinyl
Year: 1950
Mileage: 1,000
VIN: 7A88E000707817484
Color: bronze
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Pokeno, Auckland, New Zealand

Description for Ford Hot Rod Special 1950

Art Chrisman's No 25 Clone ( The Bronze Bommer) regarded by many as the worlds oldest Hotrod. This clone was built in New Zealand by Dave Alexander in 2006. It holds a Bonneville XF VOT record of 135 mph, op speed 137 mph and an Australian land speed record at Lake Gairdner of 132 mph. Won New Zealand nostalais drags 2010, 013, 014

The car sits on original 1929 Chev rails with narrowed Model A cross member, ngine 284 cu in Flathead V8, sky 404 cam, DJ lifters, ewNavaro heads and twin carb inlet manifold, tromberg 97's Scott tops, EI Dist, oss pistons, ellings oil pump, ull girdle under crank, erc 4" Crank polished and off set ground to 4 and eighth stroke. Truck sump, tainless valves, xtensive modifications to inlet and exhaust ports. Entire assembly balanced, 8 lbs steel flywheel, ustang clutch and pressure plate, otor was built by New Zealand top dragster builder with no expense spared. Mustang 3 speed top loader, lathead gearbox top adapted. Offenhauser bellhousing with steel scatter shield. Flathead diff, ord Bonus truck axles and housing ends adapted, uick change centre 48 brakes, uick brake drums, 940's Dodge front axle, 8 Ford stubs, odel A rear spring, djustable Rotoflow shocks. 15" Merc rims with rear new X ply tyres. Comes with bolt on headlights, ar includeds tail lights and indicators. Remote oil filter. Has brake proportioning valve and rear brake lock out switch. Electric fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator.

Car has travelled only 1000 mls from new.

Also available Full Molly cage, ide panels, ail cone and race fuel tank and complete fire system. Converts easily to SCTA race standards. Four extra rims and speed rated front runner Bonneville tyres and Moon discs. Has second hood for Bonneville that incorporates hood scope and box that separates carbs from engine heat and channels it in from outside of car. Car will easily handle another carb. Can run with or without side panels.

Art Chrisman has followed this cars career and was at Bonneville in 2008 when it broke the XF VOT record. His signature is on the dash as per photo. If you are interested in owning this tribute to Art Chrisman and OL NO25 this is the only other car of this type available, s the original car is in the hands of the NSRA museum at Pomona. This car has two records of its own and is available with everything you need to go land speed racing, intageoval track racing or street it.

Freatured in New Zealand Hot Rod Magazine Feburary 2007. Lots more photos available.

Here is a rare opportunity to own something that represents such a very important and unique part of American Hot Rodding and Drag racing history.
This car is a salute to Art Chrisman a man that has lead a life that most of us have only dreamed of.
This car was built to honour pioneers. The pioneers in our motor sport history that helped make it into what it is today.
Legends like Jack Lehman, eroy Neùmayer, oug Caruthers and of course Art Chrisman all helped to place Ol no25 into the record and history books. The original car is on display at the NHRA museum at Pamona CA.
Coming fron a Speedway Hot Rodding background I have always admired this car.
In 1998 the staff at the NHRA museum graciously let me behind the barrier and allowed me to photograph the finer details of its construction. In 2004 I met the legend himself and he was able to fill in all the gaps
After the completion of the replica we took it to Bonneville and broke the XF VOT record 3 times in that week with a top speed of 137 mph.
It was such an amazing experience to follow in the footsteps of men I admire and only ever read about in books. It was topped of by a personal visit by Art himself. I will die a happier man.
However I am now a Bonneville addict and have started construction on a Lakester to attempt 300mph. Unfortunately the costs are immense, o this beautiful hand crafted tribute to Art Chrisman and OL no 25 will have to move on.