1968 Roadrunner Racecar "BLUE THUNDER"
This is a nostalgic roadrunner raced in Texas in the late 60's and early 70's. Very mean and cool looking car if you like the nostalgic look. No I don't think it was any kind of famous car but I'm sure some of the old timers around Lubbock, Texas remember this car.
It has a mid 70's 440 with a 4 speed tranny and I have no idea what it would run in the quarter. I really don't know anything about the power train as I bought the car as you see it about 5 or 6 years ago and have never moved it more than 50ft. It starts easy (even after sitting for a couple years without starting it) and rumbles extremely loud. Hard to put into gear so definitely would need some going over before it is race ready.
The guy I bought it from in Texas saved the car from being used for parts several years ago and actually installed headlights and drove the car on the street. In Canada I have never tried to get it registered but it doesn't have an emergency brake and I am told that is one of many things it would need to pass any kind of inspection.
I had plans to race the car eventually but with three kids, that's not going to happen anytime soon so thought if someone would like a very neat car to race, this might fit what they are looking for. Personally, I would go over everything before you started to drive it as I don't know the status on the brakes, suspension, etc. But it would look pretty cool if someone was able to get it done.
I have some more pics on a photo bucket album. If you are interested, text or call me at 403-585-0652. I have sold overseas and to the USA so could help with those decisions if need be.