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Racing Flattie Bakersfield, CA **Sold**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,500.

Interesting engine choice for a later build. The fact that it appears in a Desert Dog ad is pretty cool!


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“This car was raced in the late 70’s and 80’s the last race it completed was in 1990. Glenn Emery built this car as one of the first 4WD 4 wheel independent suspension rear engine vehicle. It has a Buick 215 V8 mated to a Turbo 350 transmission with a B&M shifter. There is a Casal V-drive to get the driveline turned the correct direction mated with a corvette rear pumpkin. The car is rock solid and has a solid start on the restoration. The car is currently street legal and runs, get in it and go have fun. I’m not entirely sure how much travel this car has, but it’s a lot. It can take 2-3 ft whoops at any speed.

My uncle was in the pit crew back in the day when Glenn Emery owned the car. He sold the car to Carl Cook and we tracked the car down a few years ago and found it sitting in a barn. We got it running again and started the restoration. Mickey Thompson has driven and raced this car a few times as well, it is a true timepiece of off road racing. The old pictures have Mickey Thompson in the drivers seat. Life got in the way and we haven’t used it as much as we wanted and it is sitting more than it gets used.

The car has KYB gas shocks all the way around and the 4 Wheel Independent Suspension is possible by M151 Mutt front ends. This car is a work of art and there is a book that will come with the car that has all of the different components and what came off of what car.

The tires are new, the carb has been recently rebuilt, the battery is new, the alternator is new, light bar is new, coil is new, electronic ignition is new, master brake cylinder is new, transmission has been gone through, all fluids have been replaced, as well as a ton of other nickel and dime parts that have slowly been replaced.

There is a full truck and trailer load of spare parts that will come with the car. Everything from shocks, to carbs, to ball joints. There are 6 gas cans, 6 spare rims, several spare front ends, and even more spare parts.

I have some more old pictures of the car around somewhere I can share with you as well if you are interested. Serious buyers only, txt or call if you are interested in the car.”


2 Comments on “Racing Flattie Bakersfield, CA **Sold**

  1. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Kevin,

    I haven’t seen this listed on Craigslist recently. I’ve updated the post. If I see it relisted, I will send you an email.

    – Dave

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