The Bonneville Salt Flats are well known among speed fans – this is where high speed dreams become a salty reality. But the traditional Speed Week event held in Utah also brings there some of the strangest vehicles in the relentless speed pursuit.
For example take this eBay find of the week – it’s a 1934 Ford Phaeton that has seen the salt flats, and since it’s up for grabs, you could be taking it next to the annual event. The vehicle has been constructed by hand by the seller more than four years ago, and has been used across events around the country, including the Texas Lone Star Roundup, and Bonneville Speed Week, naturally. Under the rat rod appearance lies a modified 1960 Chevy 283 V8 that packs a new cam, intake, and valves, and also had a full rebuild less than 8,000 miles (12,874 kilometers) ago. The car has amassed around 30,000 miles (48,280 kilometers) since it was completed.
The retro-flavored body is packing interesting details such as a set of staggered 16-inch 1940 Ford blackballs, a canvas tonneau cover, a chrome spreader bar, and a minimalist, but mostly clean interior. The steering wheel comes from a ’40 Deluxe, but the column is off a ’41 pick-up. By the way – the bidding ended – so you might want to talk to the new owner, or look for a relisting if all things didn’t go according to plan.