my boy ron got it now in nj now SandMan over at MotorpasiÃ³n liked the Fiat 600 we posted last week, and was reminded of another hot microcar, a 1960 Vespa prostreet rod. This one isn’t in Argentina, though–it’s owned by Ron Mule in Trenton, New Jersey Now, this is not an unknown car–there was a photo in the October 2006 Street Rodder, and it’s the cover car of the Goodguys Goodtimes August 2005 issue (although they’re off on the year…by four years). What’s new is that it’s for sale.Ron offerered it online last month, and it didn’t even make his reserve at $80,000.
Its been a long time in the works. Could not have been possible without the help of the GOOD Lord above and GOOD friends.
miles is 600 tat is it
Back-halfed, supercharged 468 bbc. TCI 400th on the brake. 4500 rpm stall, 471 geared 9 inch out back. Right now it runs 6.7's in the 1/8 with the blower 12 percent underdriven. But with some front suspinsion work and a new ignition box with a spark retarder,I see 6.5's or better in the future.
No factory options listed.
While he hasn’t taken it down the 1/4-mile (and with a 70-inch wheelbase, we don’t really blame him), it does run. Power is via 540 blown bowtie cubes, with a TH400 and 9-inch rearend. Ron says it’s streetable, and has about 600 miles on it. Just exactly what you want when you pull up next to the Metronator at a stoplight
No modifications listed.
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