Kurtis Style Kustom: 1961 Custom Replica

This next car comes as a tip from Hugh who also provides some commentary: This thing just looks like so much fun. Looks like the builder had at least seen a Kurtis roadster. Look at that beam axle. Seems that the seller picked it up at this auction. There are a couple of vacuum cleaner patents listed to a Leo G. Krieger who worked for whirlpool in Benton Harbor, MI. So maybe this was a hobby project for an engineer at Whirlpool? I can’t find anything else about it, and just don’t have the resources to acquire and keep this thing but it looks like fun and I am sure has some sort of interesting story. You could probably get invited to some old car events with this thing on the cheap. Personally, I love the combination of biasply tires and finned drum brakes on something powered by a small block Chevy and sporting Batman seat piping plus tail fins. Win, win, win. Those little exhaust pipes should make the perfect hotrod brap-brap-brap sounds as you do limitless burnouts to impress your neighbors. Find this 1961 Custom Replica bidding for $8,850 in Granger, IN via ebay.

From the seller:

Replica/Kit Makes.
This was discovered when pulled from a gentleman’s garage for his estate sale. He was a collector of old different things and this car was one of his favorite vehicles. He enjoyed “hauling ass” down his street, but that was 40 years ago.

1956 Chevy 265, matching Power Pack heads, matching intake, matching carb, etc. I believe it is a 39 Ford 3 speed trans on an adapter. This was sitting for many years, I had an engine builder friend of mine prep to start it so I can tell people that it does run. And it does run! Started right up and sounded great, no noises. The carb needs some adjusting, but I did not want to put another carb on it. I did not clean out the gas tank or flush the brakes.
This always puts a smile on peoples face, has to be a hit at the car shows, the back fins are so fascinating. It is only 11′ which does not take up room and is easy to maneuver, but it will be award for a bigger person..
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Item specifics

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):IND567864476Mileage:64765
Make:Replica/Kit MakesVehicle Title:Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed