1946 Reichenbach KB Special Midget news, pictures, and information
|Sold for $17,550 at 2006 Bonhams.|
This is example is powered by a Ford V8-60 engine with improvements courtesy of the Reichenbach brothers. It has a dual-carbuertor intake manifold and two Stromberg '81' carburetors. There are special finned cylinder heads special water pumps, and a high-performance magneto. There is no starter, and must be pushed to start. The car sits on a 72-inch wheelbase and has 12-inch magnesium rims. Little is known of the vehicles racing history, though its roll bar has stickers from races beginning in 1959.
This car was offered for sale at the 2006 Bonhams & Butterfields auction held at the Quail Lodge in Carmel, California where it was estimated to sell between $25,000 - $40,000. Since its racing accomplishments are unknown, it failed to generate the interest as other cars in its league. The car did find a new owner, though the bidding fell short of the estimated value. The high bid was $17,550.
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2007