Illustration for article titled The magnificent Driverless T
Illustration for article titled The magnificent Driverless T
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Illustration for article titled The magnificent Driverless T

The now-defunct Modified Roadster and Competition Coupe classes of drag racing had very few rules. Basically, if your car had a stock body on your frame of choice, you were good to go. This led to some people getting pretty creative with their cars, and the “Driverless T” from 1958, built by Don Mitchel and Jack Karg, was one of the crazier ones. Basically, the driver swapped places with the engine. A belly pan was welded underneath, allowing the driver to sit super low in what was originally the engine compartment, while a blown Chrysler Hemi v8 sat in the middle of the car, where the seats used to be. A clear plastic insert was put in the ‘32 Ford grille shell to give the driver something to see out of, and there were a couple little windows cut in the sides as well. Obviously, this combination would not be very good on the street, but it didn’t need to be. This was purely a drag car, and a very entertaining one at that. Sadly, though, no one knows what happened to this creative hot rod.

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