Undergoing Restoration Project, 1951 Muntz JetHere's we found this one unique luxury sports car, was made by a famous builder of Indy race cars, Frank Kurtis and manufactured in Chicago by Muntz, known as the "Muntz Jet" is early model year were released in 1951 perform as a fairly cool 2-door coupe with extended the body to make it a 4-seater, and has powered by a big Cadillac V8 engine mated with a Hydramatic automatic transmission. Is said only need 6 seconds from 0 to 50 mph and 125 mph for top speed, that's a seriously fast performers in its era.
Currently, this considered to be one highly collectible hand-built car in the US, is a rare car with low production numbers, most of the cars were sold to few rich buyers in Hollywood. Only about 400 cars was sold during 1951-1954, shortly thereafter, the Muntz company collapsed because of losses about $1000 on each Muntz Jet sold. And this a Muntz Jet number 143.
As we've seen here this could be a perfect start to restore overall. This 1951 Muntz Jet is a running, driving project that’s undergone quite a bit of work recently, including a rebuild floor, reupholstered front bucket seats and more. May about 65% has been done, not so far to be greats at least without talk the engine issue. Need a body expert for continuing work at frame, such as removing few dings was shown here as well as repainted as finishing touch, and a fiberglass removable top in need of attention to finished. The original engine was swapped by previous owner with a younger 1957 Lincoln 368 C.I. engine and was mated with its original G.M. Hydra Matic.
Detail by the current owner
1951 Muntz Jet Vin M143
In running condition, needing a complete restoration.
Arizona title with box A 54,0000 actual miles.
Purchased in 1957 in Phoenix at Sarwark's Consolidated
Auto Sales, which is still in business today.
The car has been owned by the same family since 1957 until purchased by the present owner four years ago.
Previous owner installed a 57 Lincoln 368 C.I. engine in 1957 with the original G.M. Hydra Matic .
The car is very complete, some of the original interior has been saved to provide a pattern during restoration.
Front bucket seats have been reupholstered.
Due to being stored outside for several years, it required portions of the floor to be professionally replaced.
The original gauges all work, none of the lights are in working condition.
Located in N Scottsdale
Price is $38,500.00
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