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Twin-Turbo T-Bucket Tuesday!

Tim Odell September 2, 2014 For Sale 14 Comments

1923 ford t-bucket roadster for sale

Bereft of any unique eBay finds from my usual searches, I waded into the “Other Makes” listings for a laugh. Among the endless fake Cobras and a wildly optimistic , I found this T-bucket. While it’s a typical ’80s-’90s fiberglass body with a 9″ rear and Mustang II front suspension, it’s sporting a semi-unique twin-turbo 4.3L V6. Essentially he’s swapped two cylinders from a 350 for two hair dryers. The setup’s not particularly exotic, as it’s just breathing through a carb in a box. There’s no mention of how the ignition compensates for boost, but we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt on that one.

But those tires, man. Holy crap, those tires. The rears have got to be about 33×16″ and the fronts are…from a motorcycle? (Note that one’s mounted backwards).

Anyway, he’s asking $12,000 for it, which seems a little steep for a slapped together kit, but probably fair if it’s sorted and dialed in.

  • Joe Btfsplk

    This is VERY cool. Mix some Ariel Atom and '23 T together and bake in a turbo oven at 2000 deg. F…..I like it a lot.

  • Alcology

    I used to have this plastic/rubber dog turd back when. Let's call it a replica dog turd. Most people had the same reaction to it, without knowing if it was a turd from an original pressing or the replica turd. My own reaction here would not really matter if this was an original. This replica is enough to engage a similar part of my brain the way that my replica dog turd engaged most people's brain's that stumbled across it.

    The fact that it could probably kill me does up my interest a bit though, I won't lie about that.

    • Night Traveller

      Dangerous Turd.

  • Krautwursten

    This car is good and you should feel good about it.

  • PotbellyJoe ©

    It's not the tire is mounted backwards per se, it may just be that the owner was trying to facilitate tighter left turns.

  • PotbellyJoe ©

    I love this part of the listing:

    Attributes
    – Extremely fast
    – High power to weight ratio
    – Easy to drive, handles like a new car
    – User friendly, anyone can drive it!
    – Cockpit big enough for (2) 6'2" 240lb person
    – est. 18mpg

    "User friendly, anyone can drive it!" is the "Ran when parked." for hot rods.

  • 7FIAT's Later

    12 grand? I think Redusernab money must be about twice or maybe three times what the U.S. dollar is worth. In the "real" world that kind of money can buy a pretty cool car like a low mile older Saleen Mustang.

    • There are some decent Mustangs in those results that are certainly better all-around cars, but I'm not sure they're be faster or more entertaining than this.

      • 7FIAT's Later

        Actually for that money and looking at those CG adds, you could buy any number of Saleen Mustangs and have a couple thousand left over for some even more go-fast bits. My comment as usual was more direct to the unreal hoarder pricing we see here that don't really come close to pricing you see as someplace like a Mecum Auction.

  • Night Traveller

    These overpowered cars remind me of plastic toys.

    • Joe Btfsplk

      That thought has been used many times in reference to Corvette, Viper, Ferrari etc. Thank God for overpowered plastic toys, life would be very dull without them.

  • stigshift

    Is something wrong with my screen, or is that car inside-out? And did anyone notice that it has NO FRONT BRAKES?

    • FЯeeMan

      Brakes? Where we're going, we don't need brakes!

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