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Monday, September 6, 2010

Jim Khougaz drove 212 mph in this racy blue roadster at Bonneville in 1957



1927 Jim Khougaz Ford Roadster
Jim Khougaz drove 212 mph in this racy blue roadster at Bonneville in 1957. Its rear-mounted engine -- a bored and stroked, 467-cubic inch Chrysler Firepower Hemi with eight carburetors — developed 514 horsepower at 5,700 rpm on nitro-methane. The tubular space frame featured a built-in roll bar, which came in handy in 1958, when Khougaz broke an axle and flipped the car, and survived. The car sat for decades after the accident, its eight carburetors packed with salt from the rollover

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