1946 Dreyer Midget
Lot 351
1946 Dreyer Midget
Sold for US$ 9,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
1946 Dreyer Midget 1946 Dreyer Midget 1946 Dreyer Midget 1946 Dreyer Midget
1946 Dreyer Midget
136 cubic inch flathead Ford V-8
Rare Edelbrock speed equipment
130bhp
In/Out gearbox
Live axle suspension with transverse leaf springs
Rear-wheel hydraulic drum brake

-Legal for every vintage oval and road racing group
-Handmade aluminum bodywork
-Inexpensive to maintain and race
-Iconic Pop Dreyer Midget

The Dreyer Midget

The first Midget race was held in Los Angeles in 1933, but the class soon spread like wildfire not only across North America, but around the world. Floyd "Pop" Dreyer was a champion motorcycle racer, forced to retire after an accident in 1923. He moved to Indianapolis and started building Indy race cars. He soon specialized in Midgets. Dreyer's cars were universally recognized for their quality and beauty, and a "Pop" Dreyer Midget was the Gold Standard.

Midgets changed little over the decades, but the little beasts were so potent there was no need. The most famous Midget race win was at Lime Rock in 1959, when Rodger Ward drove an 11-year-old Midget to set a new lap record and win a Formula Libre race against world-class drivers in new Formula One and sports/racing cars which theoretically were much more suited to a road course than Ward's antique one-speed Midget.

The Motorcar Offered

This Dreyer-Ford on offer was not only a successful racer back in the day, but New Jersey driver John Harris successfully vintage raced it for decades. It comes equipped with extensive period speed equipment, including twin Stromberg 97 carburetors on an Edelbrock intake manifold and Edelbrock alloy heads. The Jahar Racing Midget is authentic and intact, but it does need cosmetic and mechanical refreshment before heading to the track. Best of all, it's eligible and competitive in both vintage oval and vintage road racing, on dirt or asphalt. Not much can beat it at the track, or in fun-per-dollar.

Footnotes

  • Offered on a Bill of Sale.
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