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September 13, 2019

By: Jonathan

CARS

Wanna Go Fast? Well, This Will Do it

“I wanna go fast” became a comedic phrase the second Ricky Bobby spoke it in Talladega Nights, but the reason it was so funny was because of its reliability. Engrained in majority of us is this desire for speed and this 1968 Challenger 2 Streamliner will totally get you going fast.

With a top speed of 448.757mph this car is unique in both speed, but even more so is that the ’68 didn’t set that record until August 12, 2018 at the Bonneville Salt Flats. That’s right, the record run at near 450mph was set 50 years after the car was built. The car was designed in ’68 by the renowned Mickey Thompson in conjunction with Kar Kraft. That same year Thompson would make a speed run hitting 365mph, but the course was rained out prior to him being able to make an official run. That same year Sports Illustrated would refer to the car as, “a rolling textbook in sophisticated automotive design.”

It would be 50 years before the car would officially set the SCTA AA/FS record for “Fastest Piston-Powered Vehicle” being piloted by Danny Thompson. This is the perfect addition for any petrol head that feels the need for speed, and has a garage that can handle this 32-foot long, 3-feet wide beast. The 1968 Challenger 2 Streamliner will cross the block early January at Mecum’s Kissimmee, Florida auction.

[Photography courtesy of Mecum Auctions.]

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