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1938 Boat Tail Speedster Ford Flathead V8 race car Banks originally built 1950s

For sale: 1938 Other Makes original Pre-War Ford V8 Boattail Speedster 1950's Original build

Technical specifications

Item location:
Cullman, Alabama, United States
Other Makes
original Pre-War Ford V8 Boattail Speedster
1950's Original build
2 seater
Engine size:
Ford 59AB Flathead
Number of cylinders:
Drive type:
3 speed manual
Interior color:
Vehicle Title:
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this car is for sale at our shop, nd listing may be ended at any time,


we can add a "Buy it Now " that will end the listing early

This is NOT a reproduction..............
ORIGINAL 50's First Class construction..

using literally hundreds of small machine screws with small SQUARE nuts
Yes, he car runs and DRIVES...
...and it is NOT a new replica or 'clone' ...
It is the real deal.

Recently arrived at our shop.
This is NOT a replica. We just found this '38 Ford V8 powered, -passenger steel-bodied Boat-tail Speedster race car, ere in Alabama. The car was nearly all restored, ut work had stalled due to the owner having health problems.

The car was being completedwith the intention of being used on both street and track.
Just back from the upholstery shop, t is listed here, eforecontinuing with completion of restoration details
ALL reasonable OFFERS Considered
While the car was at the upholstery shop, e have learned from a vintage oval track collector, hat the car was built and raced in the early 50's by Jake Banks of Banks Auto Parts, untsville Alabama. Mr Banks died in 1988., nd the car was later sold by his Estate.
We continue to look for more information and early pictures.
this car is for sale at shop, nd listing may end at any time,
The V8 motor starts easily, nd runs VERY well.

Clutch, rakes, nd steering are good, nd the car is fun to drive.
Will need an appropriate gauge panel, nd completion of interior and lights, tc.There is a functioning panel, ut it is so the car may be run, ut had not been finished. The tires are decent, but theyshould be replaced before serious use.(We have not had to put air in them since getting the car)
The wheels are the VERY desirable 'wide five' style.
rear mounted fuel tank, lectric fuel pump
electric radiator fan

all new metal brake lines and hoses
nice quality vintageBanjo Style wire steering wheel
Professionally rolled steel body around cockpit area.
hundreds of small machine screws and SQUARE nuts used in the body.
Typical construction and quality workmanship of the period
rear push bar .... side knerf bars protect rear tires
black primer looks very good, nd appears to be over a bare metal restoration
The originalbody work is nice, nd shows to be typical of American hand-built specials of the Period

Although an oval track car,

many of these prewar basedSpeedster,

are actively used in

Vintage Road Racing events and Hillclimbs

Easy to drive...3 Speed transmission w reverse
Original custom ALL METAL original body
Originally this was a quality build and was in good condition,

before the mechanical and light cosmetic restoration was begun,

andit is not a hacked up, atched up, obbled together, iece of junk.
The car is clean, and upon completion, s worthy of Museum display,

as well as street oron-track excitement

and please check our ebay Store for other Vintage race cars

All Reasonable Offers Considered

.and this listing may be ended at any time.

and YE,

we have been shipping cars around the World for many years,

and can help with arrangements.

Recent cars shippedthrough the Port of Rotterdam in closed container

from Port of Savannah Georgia cost $1450

and usuallythe car can be at the Savannah Terminal in approximately 7-10 days.

please call my cell for answers...256.507.3328


OldSchool Restorations of North Alabama

Terms: $500 deposit by PayPal with 24 hours, nd the balance by cash in person, r bank, ithin 5 days.

Please. NO exceptions after the sale.

Call Dave at (256) 507 332, am – 9pm Central Time, /p>

before bidding, f you need to make other arrangements

Car stored indoors for 60 days...... $60 / month thereafter, f required.


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We sell many complete Vintage Race cars, tc to Europe and elsewhere annually, nd can assist with buyers shipping arrangements

On Aug-05-15 at 06:57:35 PDT, eller added the following information:

Added closeup pictures of the machine screws used in constructing this body, including an underside picture of the small square nut, ypical of the 40's and early 50's. There is only light surface rust on the underside ...

The carhas been, nd iscurrently, nsured for highway use in the State of Alabama, and an Alabama Vintage Tag and Registration can be included with the car, aking transfer or Export easier........

Export to Europe or elsewherewill be assisted....

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