The 1915 Liberty LaFrance Speedster is a "frankencar" if ever there was one. Built in the 1980s and 1990s, it began as a 1918 American LaFrance fire truck chassis. Bodywork from a 1914 Krit was added, and the engine is an overhead camshaft 27-liter Liberty V-12 aircraft engine. The engine puts out about 400 horsepower with torque listed at 1,000 lb-ft. Top speed is estimated at 140 miles per hour. Not bad for a car built from components manufactured before 1920.
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