1933 Miller 151 Marine

1933 Miller 151 Marine 1933 Miller 151 Marine 1933 Miller 151 Marine
Harry A. Miller, along with the Duesenberg brothers, dominated board track and boat racing in the 1920s. In 1926, racer Dick Loynes engaged Miller to build the 151 cubic-inch marine engine. In the late 1920s, Miller 151s ruled the water, and were quickly modified for sprint car use. About two dozen 151s were built, and they laid the groundwork for the mid-1930s Offenhauser fours that dominated racing for decades. This all-original sprint car sports a 151 marine engine with a 1932 Ford Model B block mated to the cam towers, head, and pan. Apparently, this engine was blown up, and its integral cast block was destroyed and replaced with the Ford B block. Thus, this car stands as a superb example of Depression-era mechanical ingenuity. This car was discovered in a garage next to the Charlotte, NC Motor Speedway in 1970, and has not been restored.

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