Ever dreamed of being THE big dog at your local test and tune night? Here's your chance! It's a pro-built Ford Probe build for NHRA Pro Stock exhibition, and is capable of ripping off 7-second passes at nearly 200 MPH. If that doesn't get everyone's attention, I don't know what will.
The car was built by Bickel Race Cars for Ford Motorsport and Bob Glidden racing to act as a marketing vehicle, but that doesn't mean it doesn't carry the hardware to be a serious piece on the track. All the goodies went in, including an 1100 horsepower big block Ford. The shell is actually a pretty honest representation of the Probe, unlike the vaguely amorphous shapes we have today. It was never raced in anger and was designed as a promotional piece, so that means the bodywork is exemplary, the paint is show quality, and all the decals are placed to match Bob Glidden's 1991 competition car. Things like the plexiglass windows remain clear and unmarked, including the windshield, which is brand new and still in the wrapper. Even the low-profile wing on the back doesn't mar the Probe's clean shape, but there's no denying that this car was built to destroy the competition.
The interior is pure racecar, as it should be for a fully functioning piece. A custom tube chassis is both lightweight and strong, and was state-of-the-art in 1991. Accommodations are racecar simple, with an aluminum transmission tunnel over the 2-speed Powerglide, and matching door panels with cool milled patterns for extra style points. All the Auto Meter gauges are fully functional, packed into an instrument panel that pays at least a passing resemblance to the production line piece. It is fully equipped with safety equipment, including the chute out back, and with a proper tech inspection and service, is ready to rock.
The heart of an NHRA Pro-Stock machine is the engine, and this one packs an all-aluminum Ford Motorsport 429 big block that's been punched out to the legal limit of 500 cubic inches. Fed by a pair of Gary Williams carburetors, it belts out more than 1100 horsepower and 849 pounds of torque, which is good for 7.256 seconds at 193.21 MPH. Even 20 years later, that's bloody fast in a stock-bodied machine. The engine is backed by a built Powerglide 2-speed spinning a narrowed Ford 9-inch with Mark Williams axles and hanging on a traditional 4-link suspension. Wilwood supplied the disc brakes, because at 200 MPH stopping is critical, and looking the car over, there's evidence that big money was spent on only the best of the best equipment. Weld Pro-Stars hold Goodyear skinnies up front and massive Mickey Thompson meats out back, stuffed into massive custom wheel tubs.
This car cost ten times the asking price to build, and the engine alone is probably worth most of the asking price today. A stunning piece of history that's still ready to deliver thrills today. Call now!
This vehicle is located in our Atlanta, GA showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.