Bob Glidden Tribute Car For Sale
Ah, the glory days of drag racing. Yes, most consider that to be the ‘60s and ‘70s, especially when it comes to NHRA Pro Stock, but the cars in that class resembled real factory iron up through the 1980s, before today’s carbon fiber fakeries took over the class. During one of our favorite pastimes (addictions?) of surfing Craigslist, we came upon this cool ride for sale, which at first glance looks like Bob Glidden’s 1986 Pro Stock Thunderbird, one of the race cars that helped him dominate the class in the ’80s.
It’s not totally clear from reading the seller’s post, but we’re fairly certain this is not Glidden’s actual car, but rather a purpose-built car with a paint job in tribute to the Indiana-based hero. While it looks the part, the 8-71 blower kills the Pro Stock vibe; the seller said he was inspired by the TV show Street Outlaws and all of the Pro Street/Pro Mod classes springing up in sanctioning bodies across the nation, and that’s what he built it to run in. Under the ‘glass body is a full tube chassis with a Funny Car cage certified to 8.50s, and that big huffer sits on a pro-built Windsor-based 460 stroker motor that he estimates makes 1,100 horsepower with the blower set at 14 psi. There’s no information on if the car has ever made a pass, but it’s all there and supposedly is ready to hit the track the moment someone buys it.
We feel for the poor guy; he invested over $45,000 in the car before a back injury made it a no-no for him to drive it, so he’s offering it for sale for $32,000 complete and ready to run. There’s even a trailer available. So if one or your Walter Mitty fantasies has ever been to be a Glidden and put WJ on the trailer, here’s your chance. The car is in Quincy, Illinois.
Check out the listing on Craigslist before it goes!