1948 king & hansen

Second Floor - Industry

Builder: King & Hansen

Like other belly tank racers of the day, the King & Hansen streamliner was designed around a surplus under-wing fuel tank from a military airplane for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. This streamliner was constructed using a Model T frame while the aluminum tank was sourced from a P-38E fighter plane. Powered by an Edelbrock and Winfield-equipped version of Ford’s 1939 V8/60 engine, the King& Hansen belly tank achieved a top speed of 118.89 miles per house at the SCTA Time Trials at El Mirage dry lake.

Collection of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum