1940 J.L. SPECIAL TETHER CAR, ORIGINAL AS RACED WITH JL WHITE WALL TIRES

John Lockridge who built these cars was also the designer of the Black Panther engine, and later the JLS 6000 engine. This particular example is powered by a Super Cyclone Engine. It has a cool radiator cap that when removed allows you to fill the gas tank (see pictures). Additionally this car has the original grill and grill JL Engineering metal tag (see picture). ON a lot of these JL specials the original grills were broken out as they are exceptionally fragile, in addition, most are missing the original manufacturers tag. The car is 18" long. It features very rare JL white wall tires, that while in very decrepit state are completely intact. the car has all original springs, hangers, screws, and all driveline parts are original and ancient. check out the original rust in the exhaust pipe, also on the springs, and other areas. this car has never been restored, or messed with. The original hand hammered hood (notice the bump to clear the spark plug) has extensive corrosion on it from just being as old as it it. also, the cast aluminum body has extensive pitting which occurs on old exposed aluminum, but which attests to it being original. Very few JL cars are as original and nice as this one is. The white wall tires, while being shown in the original JL Special ads, are beyond rare. they tended to disintegrate over time, and very few have been found over the years. I don't know how many original JL Specials exists today with the original white wall tires, but I suspect only a few. I have not seen another one that has 4 of these original tires on it. It also has the original wire bridle which is a very cool detail. Also, the screws holding down the hood still have "aluminum dust corrosion on them" attesting to the fact they are original screws and not modern replacements. All drive train components are present. See photos, and all of them are original with original "dust bunnies" and "coodies" all over them. Human hands have not touched the inside of this car for who knows how long, but it is in original "barn find" condition.
  • Manufacturer:John Lockridge
  • Offered on: eBay
  • eBay ID: 5448v
  • Price realized: $10,000

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