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Mickey Thompson's Challenger IV

ID# 202759Posted Sep 22
FOR SALE $485,000
1978 Mickey Thompson Challenger IV

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Own a piece of Off Road Racing History!!!

Built in 1977, Challenger IV was the brain child of none other than Speed King, Mickey Thompson.
We believe Challenger IV was one of the most technologically advanced off road cars of its era. Mickey was incorporating massive shocks, Truggy chassis (part truck, part buggy), V8 power and 36" tall tires that would become the norm in off road racing, only this happened in the late 70's while it took a few decades for it to catch on.

CH4 was restored in 2014, raced the NORRA Mexican 1000 (DNF while leading at the 600 mile mark), then raced and WON the Vintage class at the 2016 MINT 400. Since that time it has been used at trade shows, museum tours and even hit the La Jolla Concours D'Elegance car show and pulled off an impressive 2nd place in the race car category. The racer is prepped and even though it has been retired by it's current owner it can still be entered at any Off Road Racing event like the MINT 400, NORRA 500 and NORRA 1000. Don't be fooled, this is no trailer queen, she is a fire breathing dragon.

CH4 has a 112" wheelbase, 12" of front wheel travel with Halibrand knock off hubs, wilwood calipers, Howe performance Saginaw steering box, King shocks and Sway a way torsion bars. The motor is a 383 Chevy stroker, Holly carb, Brodix aluminum heads, Accel ignition, roller rockers and CR Racing radiator. The motor is rated at approx 500 hp. Trans is a 2 speed power glide built by Gearworks in Las Vegas, 3 link rear suspension connected to a Henry's magnesium Dana 60 with Titanium axle tubes, Halibrand knock off hubs and wilwood calipers. The fuel cell is a FuelSafe bladder and hold 46 gallons of 100 octane. All plumbing uses Earls Performance fittings and the racer was professionally wired by THR Wiring in San Diego. Cockpit consists of titanium trans shiels, suspended Mastercraft safety seat with motorcycle shock, B&M shifter, assortment of gauges and Accel coils for easy switching if needed. CH$ only has approx 800 race miles on it since restoration but was prepped after its last race in 2016.

The full build can be seen here at:

Classic Auto Appraiser (Gary Haugley) professionally appraised CH4 in 2022 at $787,000.

This historic racer is being offered at $485,000. Price is negotiable, serious inquires only please.
If sold as a pair (CH3 and CH4), we can negotiate a better price.

Call Rory for more details.

Mickey Thompson's Challenger III

ID# 202756Posted Sep 22
FOR SALE $165,000
1975 Mickey Thompson Challenger III

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Own a piece of Off Road Racing history! Challenger III actually started out as ORMHOF inductee Larry Minors vehicle that he had built by Smokey Allerman back in 1975. This car was built to compete against friend and rival Parnelli Jones and his Big Oly Bronco and then the Chevy Blazers. Minor and fellow ORMHOF inductee Roger Mears raced the "Smokey SSI" chassis in a few races in 1975 including the Baja 500 and Baja 1000. In 1977 Mickey Thompson bought the car from Minor and changed the suspension and body to closely match his desert racer (Challenger IV). Challenger III was used solely as Mickeys short course racer but was also used at the 1977 Riverside world championships as a camera car with another ORMHOF inductee Johnny Johnson at the wheel.

Challenger III was built like a sprint car with a straight axle, but also supporting a VW styled beam front suspension with torsion bars and dual MT gas shocks. Steering is a Chevy Saginaw box attached to a center mounted "slider". Halibrand knock off hubs were used with Airheart calipers. The motor is one of 33 (we were told) custom aluminum blocks designed/built/raced by Thompson with aluminum brownfield heads and Holley 4 barrel carb. The motor is original, spins freely and is attached to a B&M 2 speed power glide transmission. The seat is suspended in the chassis with dual motorcycle shocks and a panhard bar. The rearend is a Henry's Magnesuim Dana 60 with titanium axle tubes, 3 link style suspension with Rick Hasselo 43" long custom 2.5" coilover shocks, summers brothers axles, knock off rear hubs and Airheart calipers. The small short course fuel cell is located in the rear in front of the rear sway bar/bump stop.

This car was torn down to the frame, cleaned up, located hard to find parts to get it back in the condition it is in now. This is a museum build but could be easily be made a runner if the new buyer wanted. This car is a true collectors vehicle because it is hard to find an off road vintage car this original, with the number of ORMHOF inductees tied to it and in such good shape. The racer was professionally appraised by Gary Haugley (Classic Auto Appraiser of San Diego) at $317,000 last year in its current condition.

Check out the complete on-line build here:

Willing to negotiate, give me a call and lets talk. Serious inquires only please

1975 Ford Bronco

ID# 202391Posted Sep 08
FOR SALE $35,000
1975 Ford Bronco

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Ford bronco 302 v eight Detroit locker rear. stock suspension

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1941 ford super deluxe conv, 350 v8, 700R4 auto od, Ford 9”rear

ID# 202695Posted Sep 20

FOR SALE $34,500
1941 Ford  Conv

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1941 ford super deluxe convertible 350 v8 700R4 automatic od mustang 11 ifs front disc brakes, rear drums,Heat and Ac, no patch panels,Super nice condition .$34,500 obo Calls only texts and emails will be deleted .Thanks sixsix1 five37 five372

1969 Chevy K20

ID# 202637Posted Sep 18

FOR SALE $13,000
1969 Chevrolet K20

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1969 Chevy K20 3/4 ton 4X4
350ci TBI fuel injected engine
TH350 transmission
New Vintage air A/C system
Rear locker
Aluminum radiator w/electric fans
37" tires
Tilt front clip
Mallory fuel pump
Painless wiring
Kenwood radio
Bilstein shocks
B&M ratchet shifter
Eaton rear end
4.56 gears
Rear locker

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1980 CJ-7 v8 auto SMOG LEGAL

ID# 202619Posted Sep 17

FOR SALE $10,000
1980 Jeep Cj-7

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This is a smog legal 1980 cj7. Has the amc 304 V8 with auto trans, Dana 300 transfer case, amc 20 rear end, Dana 35 front with Aussie locker. Upgrades include: reverse shackle kit, 4” lift, 33” BFG’s, power brakes installed, new radiator and water pump, optima yellow top, 12k winch, front and rear bumpers, tube doors, full soft top and doors, rugged ridge mats front and rear, new carburetor, also comes with a one piece axel kit for the rear. Has tons of spare parts new and used.
The bad: it’s got dents and dings, cosmetically could use some love. It has leaks (which I have the parts to repair) power steering box leaks oil and trans pan leaks.
I’m looking for more of a truck or possibly a classic truck 75 or older let me know what you have

Open to trades or trades plus cash on your end.

Twin turbo cadillac Northstar

ID# 202547Posted Sep 15

FOR SALE $4,500

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Twin turbo cadillac Northstar with intercooler, radiator with fans and fast xfi ecu with digital dash and wiring harnass, have the adapter for mendeola transmission and alot more parts that go with it, got it for a project but it won't fit in my set up, sucks cause I really wanted to use this set up


ID# 202495Posted Sep 13

FOR SALE $25,000

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79 bronco clean title non-op
Big block 552 fuel injected
Built c6/np 205
3” kings up front/ fox bypass rear w deavers
King bumps all 4 corners
Disc brakes front and rear
Dakota digital gauges
Lots of work done
Call for more info

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