The Jersey Rattler

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    This is one of my all time favorite pictures. It's my uncle's old A/FX altered wheel base Mustang. I'm not sure exactly when this picture was taken, I'd estimate between 1967 and 1970. It was one of approximately 10 built by Holman-Moody. Under the hood is the super-rare and exotic SOHC 427. According to my dad, the car had a Chrysler clutch-flite transmission which was an automatic with a clutch in place of a torque converter. Anyone know what became of this car? It must be worth a mint by now!

    michigandriveins, monkey knuts, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. willsfca 118 months ago | reply

      general lee's bad-ass cousin!

    2. ptufts 118 months ago | reply

      I think the SOHC 427 was the descendant of the 427 used in the AC Cobras. The SOHC 427 was, according to one web site, almost entirely hand-built. Definitely an amazing piece of engineering and machining.


    3. willsfca 118 months ago | reply

      does this baby run on bio-diesel?

    4. skistz 118 months ago | reply

      In the article Patrick linked to, it mentions the Cammer was made to compete with Chrysler's Hemi. The irony is my Uncle's next race car was a SOHC powered Cougar that he ended up putting a Hemi in. Apparently the SOHC engines were very expensive to maintain.

    5. michigandriveins 98 months ago | reply

      Your Uncle's car was originally driven by Bob Hamilton and was named "Long Gone". It was not one of the first batch of 10 cars, it was built a little later with another 5-6 cars. It is still around, it's been beautifully restored to it's 1966 configuration. It was ebay not too ago, I think it was a no-sale. I have a site on these cars at...

      And see this site... for more pics of Long Gone.

    6. skistz 98 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the info. That's a really interesting site you've got. We just recently found out "Long Gone" had been restored and were happy to hear so. Obviously I'd have preferred it to retain it's Rattler identity simply because that's how I know it, but it's neat to see that it survived.

    7. essichgurgn 77 months ago | reply

      One of my all time favourites, indeed.

      Mustang rules!


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