This 1924 Miller 122/183 Convertible Speed Record Car was created for Tommy Milton and designed to have quick, interchangeable engines. It was driven at the Mojave Desert with a 3-liter 183 engine to a speed of 151.26 mph. With the 2-liter 122 engine it traveled at a speed of 141.17 mph. It was just five seconds off the land speed record set by Milton in a dual-engine Duesenberg that displaced a massive 10-liters.
It was later sold and used in racing competition where it achieved numerous 1st and 2nd place finishes. It is believed that during this time the 100-inch wheelbase was shortened to 94-inches making it better suited to shorter dirt track competition. Since that time it has passed through several owners. The fact that it was the 122/183 car was lost for a number of years, before research revealed that this was the car driven by Milton in a land speed record attempt.
Most of the Miller racing cars have been destroyed, wrecked, or parted out. It is rare to come upon a true survivor, and this one was brought to the 2007 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by RM Auctions, where it had an estimated value of $650,000 - $850,000. It was offered without reserve, which worked well for the buyer, who purchased the car for a price of $495,000 including buyer's premium. Though it was sold under the estimated value, it was still a fair price for both buyer and seller.Also photographed at :