Ready to run 800-mph land speed record car for sale

Are you in the market for a nice used car? With only two careful prior owners this car has very low miles, although most of them were covered at several hundred miles per hour.

"Target MPH 800" was last owned by billionaire adventurer Steve Fossett before he was tragically killed in a plane crash in 2007. Now it's for sale as a complete ready to roll package for about $3 million. Hey, that's not much more than the $2.5 million Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, and this one's a whole lot faster. Of course it's not exactly street legal, and it doesn't do turns too well either.

Even Fossett bought it as a used car, as it was originally built by speed legend Craig Breedlove as The Spirit of America Sonic Arrow for his own land speed record attempts in 1996. Breedlove managed 676-mph in the car, and he believed at the time that it was capable of hitting 800-mph. Fossett bought the car in 2006, and had modified it extensively for his own record attempt before he was killed flying his plane.

For your $3 million you get a complete package, including the giant custom built transporter truck, special tool, spares, jigs, all plans, and even a catering truck, in addition to the complete car with its 36,800 horsepower GE J-79 turbojet engine with afterburner and water injection.

If only my garage was 48 feet long...

Project 100 (pdf), via Wired Autopia

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