1965 Summers Brothers Goldenrod

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On November 12, 1965, Goldenrod streaked across Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats at 409.277 miles per hour, setting a new land speed record for wheel-driven cars. Builders Bob and Bill Summers powered Goldenrod with four massive Chrysler V-8 engines. Although other car builders copied its sleek design, Goldenrod held the record until 1991.

Set the record for wheel-driven vehicles at 409.277 miles per hour at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The record stood for 26 years. Driver: Bob Summers.

Made by Bill and Bob Summers, Summers Brothers, Inc., in Ontario, California, with engines from the Chrysler Corporation.


Four Chrysler V-8s, hemispherical combustion chambers, overhead valves, 426 cubic inches each

Wheels and tires

Wheelbase: 207 inches

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