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Original '64 Dick Landy on Ebay

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Wish I had an extra $375,000.00!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111569737580?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

* * * This is the original 1964 Dodge 330 Aluminum front end 426 hemi race car that was given new to the legendary DICK LANDY. Explaining the historical significance of this in an ebay auction will be nearly impossible but I'll give it a shot.*

* * * Ask yourself these questions.......How many racing events have been won by the legendary 426 Hemi basic engine design since it's introduction*in the spring of 1964?? *Which engine did Richard Petty & many other drivers clean house in NASCAR with until it was outlawed because it*gave Chrysler an unfair advantage?? *Which musclecar engine is the most coveted by collectors?? What is the historical significance*of the FIRST production hemicar to win a racing event??*

* * * On Thursday, May 21st 1964, V.I.N. 6142225635 was built & by the weekend of June 12th 1964, at Riverside International Raceway, the legendary DICK LANDY won the Hot-Rod Magazine Championship Drags to give the production 426 Hemi engine it's first sanctioned win! *Now, let me take this a step farther into it's historical significance........Landy used this car first to experiment (successfully) with altering wheelbases. *He installed a straight front axle, elongated the front & rear wheel openings, moved the rear end forward & moved the straight axle forward! This old Dodge has been called the 1st FUNNY CAR by many including the National Hemi Owners Assoc. in "HEMI NEWS" April, 1989. Because of Chrysler's confidence in LANDY, he was one of the lucky drag-racers to be given one of the 11 factory altered 65 dodges ($1,000,000 car now) in early January 1965 & this '64 sat until it was sold to Bob Runyan in Utah, it was sold again & sat until February 18, 1978 when it was purchased by it's current owner, restorer & faithful caretaker. It's authenticity is bullet-proof.

* * * THIS CAR IS:

A- *1964 Dodge 330 factory aluminum front end 426 Hemi drag car (1 of about 55).
B- *Given to and raced by the legendary DICK LANDY when new.
C- *The first production 426 hemicar to win a sanctioned drag racing event.*
D- *It has always been known of as the first funny car.
E- *Unquestioned authenticity.
F- * It's been in print in over 30 publications.
G- *It's been displayed at over 8 major shows including 5 years in the Don Garlits Museum.
H- *One of the feature cars at Jim Kramer's All-Hemi reunion (dubbed the Woodstock of hemi reunions).
I- * *Set track record at Lions raceway July 11th 1964 with an 11.14 e.t..
J- * 2 diecast models have been made of this Landy car.
K- * Featured in the book "Garlits Collection- cars that made drag-racing history"
etc. etc. etc. etc.

* * *This car hasn't changed hands in 36 years!!!! **

* * *The other Landy cars are all in permanent collections (black-holes) & most have sold for over $1,000,000.*

* * *Prompt, custom enclosed delivery available.*

* *

* * *Please feel free to call with any questions and/or do a google search on this car for more info. *Paul 402-202-2263


* * * * This car was just invited to attend the MCACN show (Musclecar & Corvette nats.) in Chicago next weekend to help celebrate the*
* * * * 50th anniversary of the 426 Hemi. The show is in Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens convention center in Rosemont Il. next to*
* * * * O'hare airport.*
* * * * I'll get there with the car on the 20th & the show dates are November 22 & 23rd 2014.
 

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Looks like it may have been a smokers vehicle, I'll pass, it's hard to get that smell out. :toothy9:
 
Can I ask a question? Dodge 330's had 4 tail lights - 2 on each side. Why does this car have 6 - 3 on each side. I thought only the H/T's had 6 tail lights?
 

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Can I ask a question? Dodge 330's had 4 tail lights - 2 on each side. Why does this car have 6 - 3 on each side. I thought only the H/T's had 6 tail lights?

440 and 500 cars had 3 to the side the middle being backup lights.
 
Can I ask a question? Dodge 330's had 4 tail lights - 2 on each side. Why does this car have 6 - 3 on each side. I thought only the H/T's had 6 tail lights?

440 and 500 cars had 3 to the side the middle being backup lights.


So then why t doesn't the Landy car have 330 tail lights if it's a 330?
 

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Can I ask a question? Dodge 330's had 4 tail lights - 2 on each side. Why does this car have 6 - 3 on each side. I thought only the H/T's had 6 tail lights?

I noticed the back ground trim, behind the tail lights, isn't there either like you see on a 500. Maybe being special ordered and given to a race team to race, the factory trimmed it up little ??? And they're all red lenses too.
 

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I noticed the back ground trim, behind the tail lights, isn't there either like you see on a 500. Maybe being special ordered and given to a race team to race, the factory trimmed it up little ??? And they're all red lenses too.

Yha, I'm sure Landy's and Jenkins/Stricklers came off the line about the same time, because Jenkins/ Strickler got one of the first 64 Hemi's. Jenkins/ Strickler's
 

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Extreamly cool piece of history. Glad I got to see it once!
 

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Yha, I'm sure Landy's and Jenkins/Stricklers came off the line about the same time, because Jenkins/ Strickler got one of the first 64 Hemi's. Jenkins/ Strickler's
I had the opportunity to talk to Bill about the '64s and they were running the wedge and the hemi at the same time. Showed him a couple of pics in an old magazine and he could pick out which one was the wedge vs the hemi. Had a good conversation with him and that was rare!

As far as these three tail lights, I wrote the owner, see if I get a reply...
 
I had the opportunity to talk to Bill about the '64s and they were running the wedge and the hemi at the same time. Showed him a couple of pics in an old magazine and he could pick out which one was the wedge vs the hemi. Had a good conversation with him and that was rare!

As far as these three tail lights, I wrote the owner, see if I get a reply...

Yha, I don't know how much Bill liked talking about the Chrysler years. LOL

I'm curious to see if the owner knows the reason for the 6 tail lights.

I know who will know is Tom Hoover.... anyone know his email address?

This isn't important I would just like to know why Landy's was different.
 
Pretty cool car, but what do you do with it? It's too historic and nice to race.

I'd race the piss out of it, that's what it was built for

that is if I actually had an extra $357,000 lying around
to spend on an outdated/vintage, but extremely bad *** racecar,
that's great piece of drag racing history for sure
 
I'd make a couple passes with it every once in a while haha but agreed, it's pretty much a very expensive museum piece. ...but sooo damn cool!
 
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