eBay Challenge: The Best Drag Cars For Less Than $15,000

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Do you live your life a quarter mile at a time? Are you always getting on your friends' nerves because of them granny shifting and not double-clutching like they should? Well, here's a challenge: Find cars on eBay that will smoke anything on a quarter mile track, for less than $15,000. Go!

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Here are the rules:

  • Selections aren't limited to simply 'cars' (kit cars, trucks, and military/commercial vehicles included)
  • Cars must have a realistic selling price under $15,000.
  • Cars must be operable/easily restored to running condition.
  • Completed and sold listings can be included.
  • You're encouraged to add modifications, as long as it doesn't go over the total budget.
  • Write a short reason why your car is the best drag car for less than $15,000 .

Now go find a car that can put bus lengths on the car in the other lane.

I'll arrange the best selections afterwards. You have until the end of the weekend.

DISCUSSION

ultraworld
Ultraworld

Find a 4 or 6 cyl Mustang from '85 - '93 for $500. Throw away the interior, glass & drivetrain. There are so many cheap, used, but well made go fast parts, you will have a hard time deciding. A used 408 stroker will easily make 500 bulletproof HP for less than $2k. A modded C4 with a transbrake $2k. A lightweight K member to locate the engine under $500 used. There's a ton of great 8.8 diff & rear suspension upgrades that can be found used for $1500. Add a roll cage ($750), fire suppression ($500), Fuel cell $500, and $3k for wheels/tires, body panels, and a used trailer. For under $12k, you'll have a bracket racer or a 10.5 heads up car that's easy (and cheap) to race and maintain. These cars don't brake and parts are plentiful.