1951 Postcard Mormon Meteor Considered Greatest Land Speed Record Car In Its Era
1951 Postcard Mormon Meteor Considered Greatest Land Speed Record Car In Its Era
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  • 1951 Postcard Mormon Meteor Considered Greatest Land Speed Record Car In Its Era
  • In search of higher speed records, Jenkins had the Duesenberg Special modified by replacing the Duesenberg engine with a Currtis Conquer aircraft engine. August Duesenberg designed new parts to connect the aircraft engine to the car's drivetrain. Work on the car was supervised by August Duesenberg and done largely by him and by Ab Jenkins' son Marvin.
    This version of the car was named Mormon Meteor and Ab Jenkins began breaking records with it in 1936, beginning with a 500 kilometres (310 mi) record of 164.47 mph (264.69 km/h). Jenkins and Babe Stapp drove the car to a 24-hour average of 153.82 mph (247.55 km/h) and a 48-hour average of 148.64 mph (239.21 km/h). In 1937, Jenkins and Lopuis Meyerincreased the car's 24-hour record to 157.27 mph (253.10 km/h).
  • Size: 5.5" x 3.5"
  • Unused, a few minor corner creases otherwise in very good condition
  • ITEM ID: A14

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