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1953 Victress S1A

    The Mabee Special is 'special.' This car is a Bonneville Land Speed Record holder, SAC and SCCA road racer, show car, dragster, and Pikes Peak entrant. It was found among the cacti, chickens, and junk cars on a ranch in Mexico in 1983. It was built by Denny Larson for Guy Mabee and his son, Joe, to be developed for road racing by Carroll Shelby, whom the Mabees were sponsoring at the time. With the Chrysler Hemi development by Ray Brown, it was piloted to 203.105 mph at Bonneville in 1953, establishing a new world record. The press called the Mabee 'the world's fastest sports car' and 'the streetliner.' In 1954, after another trip to Bonneville, it began its career as a road racer throughout the Southwest and Mexico continuously until 1965.

    The 'Mabee Special' was manufactured in North Hollywood, CA. The 'Mabee Special' is a Bonneville Land Speed record holder, SAC and SCC road racer show car, dragster, and Pike's Peak entrant. It was built by Denny Larsen for Guy Mabee and Joe Hisson, to be developed for road racing by Carroll Shelby. The engine is a modified 331 cubic-inch Chrysler Hemi with Hilborn fuel injection. This racer established a 203.105 mph Bonneville speed record making this the 'world's fastest sports car.'

    It was found among the cacti, chickens, and junk cars on a ranch in Mexico in 1983 and it has now been completely restored.

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