1934 Dreyer Brisko Sprint Car news, pictures, and information
|Sold for $55,000 at 2007 RM Auctions.|
Sold for $33,000 at 2011 RM Auctions.
In 1933 Brisko created, what he claimed was, the first 255 cubic-inch Miller. As the Miller Company entered in bankruptcy in the early 1930s, Brisko continued to experiment and eventually built his own engines. At least one, possibly two, were used in the Indianapolis 500 from 1936 through 1941 and again in 1946. The engines were based on the Miller design but featured a split crankcase instead of the barrel style Miller was fond of using.
Floyd 'Pop' Dreyer was a record-setting motorcycle racer and a gifted mechanic. His racing days came to a close in 1923 when an accident force him from retiring from the sport. From there, he would become one of America's more successful and famous designer, tuner, and fabricator.
In the mid-1920s Dreyer moved to Indianapolis where he began working with Herman Rigling at Duesenberg. He later moved to Stutz and worked on Frank Lockhart's Land Speed Record Car with Myron Stevens.
He was skillful in many arenas of welding and fabrication, particularly with aluminum. By the close of 1927 he had built his first complete race car body out of steel for Jack Gallivan. It was done with such skill that soon others requested similar designs. He shop was actually just a shed outside of his home; it would become a very busy shop for the next several years. His craft led him to building complete cars especially sprint cars and midgets.
This vehicle has a Brisko 268 cubic-inch engine in a Floyd Dreyer wheelbase sprint car chassis that measures 92-inches. It was built specifically for half-mile and mile tracks. The engine design was derived from a Miller 151 Marine four-cylinder gear tower. It featured dual updraft Winfield carburetors.
This vehicle has been restored since new. Its most recent history involved being a static display in a museum.
This vehicle was brought to the 2007 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by RM Auctions, where it had an estimated value of $25,000 - $35,000. It was offered without reserve. There was much interest in this vehicle and the high-end of the estimated value was quickly shattered as the new owner secured this vehicle with a high bid of $55,000 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2007
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