1917 Crow Lakester Custom headed to Barrett-Jackson

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1917 Crow Lakester Custom Roadster

There will be hundreds of collector cars going up for auction at Barrett-Jackson this month, but few will be as interesting as this custom creation nicknamed the “Lockheed Lakester”. The car, registered for road use as a 1917 Crow Lakester Custom, was hand-built from the wing tip tank of a Lockheed Super Constellation and uses a mix of automotive and aircraft parts. Wedged inside the tank is a 1.8-liter turbocharged Hemi four-cylinder mated to a five-speed manual transmission, and the two-person cockpit features gunner seats and an air-speed indicator in lieu of a speedometer.

We’ll be bringing you live coverage of Barrett-Jackson later this month, so be sure to check back for more photos of the “Lockheed Lakester” and more in just a few weeks.

1917 Crow Lakester Custom headed to Barrett-Jackson originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 06 Jan 2012 14:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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