May 12, 2010

1946 Aero Packard Flyer dream rod

This monstrous hot rod type vehicle was photographed at the Los Angeles Concours in June 2009.

The car is known as the "Dream Rod" and was constructed by Rodney Rucker at a reported cost of about one million dollars.

The power plant came from a 2500 cubic-inch Packard supercharged V12 originally used in a WWII PT boat.

The 41-liter motor, built by Packard in the 1940’s, produces an astounding 2000 horsepower and 3000 lb-ft of torque.

Mileage? The car gets about one mile per gallon.