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Old 09-25-2010, 05:18 PM   #1
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Historic Race Car `50's Kurtis Midget Restored WINNER!


LEHMAN, Howard - Car builder/engineer, worked w/ Glass Specialty in Springfield, IL & had his own company – Lehman Accessory Drive Engineering, Co.

KURTIS, Frank – of KURTIS-KRAFT. Legendary car builder. Aside from producing custom street cars & Indy 500 winning roadsters, he produced over 1000 Midget cars, apprx 550 in “Kit” form as this example. Hall of Famer.

EDMUNDS, Don – DON EDMUNDS AUTORESEARCH well known designer/fabricator of race cars including the famous Chevy powered, Cobra competitor, the “Cheetah”. Don was the 1957 Indy 500 - Rookie of the Year - & Hall of Famer.

With the 3 big names above & the driver's below, this racer is associated w/ a Who's Who in the Racing world!

A rare & well-known, Midwest, vintage, 6 Bar Midget winner having undergone a faithful, Nut & Bolt, 5 year restoration. Anything & everything was rebuilt or replaced as needed. Over $7000.00 in receipts for mechanicals alone. Based on or similar to the KURTIS-KRAFT 500 Series & utilizing the skills & components from various providers as was the case in these one-of-a-kind “Kit” cars.

Documented Hall of Fame driver, ownership & builder Provenance.

Many receipts, photos, letters, books, newspaper clips & trophies come w/ car along with additional parts: torsion suspension pieces, nose clip, seat, calipers, dry sump system, Bell Racing Helmet, alloy wheels, etc.

Car raced in Connecticut in 1950/60's and then the Midwest where it was purchased in early 1990 and brought back east and restored in the late `90’s. It has literally sat in the owner’s living room till present(see pic) - and people think “Garage Kept” is special!

DRIVEN BY:
Roger Branson – (see pic), & National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame inductee – Chuck Weyant along w/ Gene Weyant, Duke De Rosa, Bobby Schutz, Ray Koonsman & L. Lorenzetti.

I am not an authority on these cars, but I’m certain some of you are & perhaps even familiar this car or its parts. I will attempt to answer any questions & will appreciate your input.

The car has been in heated storage & professionally prepped for such after the restoration. No coolant in system & the radiator is absolutely dry & clean w/ no deposits; it appears to be a copper radiator. The fuel tank is empty & I don't know if it has a bladder. The engine was primed w/ oil & turns w/ very strong compression.

All belts, hoses, lines, clamps fasteners etc. appear as new. Beautiful paint & interior & completely clean throughout. Tires are good, left font seems to be a slick or completely worn & loses air & left front shock is missing, they’re the only negatives I could see. Roll & support bars seem to be powder-coated.

SPECS : Many references to components, builders & suppliers are included in the paperwork along w/ a list of people associated w/ vehicle

Engine - 4 cyl, aluminum block, possibly a 153ci Marine Chevy unit, Fuel Injected w/ Headers.

Trans – 3 speed

Brakes – AIRHEART inboard discs all around.

Wheels – F. 12” , R. 13” w/ Knock-offs.

Tires - M&H RACEMASTER – MIDGET F. 4.50-12, R. 500-12

Shocks - CARRERA

Harness/Belts - DEIS

DIMENSIONS
Overall length - bumper/bar to bar – 117
Width - (tire outside) F -50 ½”, R. 51 ½”
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Wow is right. For the ones not familiar with E-Bay, click on the photo and you'll see a slideshow of the car. ~Olen
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This particular is available again. Back in 2010 the auction ended without a bidder. In 2010, the starting price was $7,000. Can anyone tell me any additional history on the car or what it may be worth today?

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