The outrageous Bocar of the 1950s was the dream of Bob Carnes, who constructed the cars in Denver, CO. No two were alike.
Six iterations were built through 1961, when a fire engulfed the Bocar shop and production ceased. Some 40 complete cars are believed to have been built, including an estimated 15 XP-5s.
Chassis 043 is among those XP-5s constructed using a modified Triumph chassis from the Bocar factory. As such, it is fitted with Triumph front-disc brakes, Chevrolet Read More
This Super Bee came equipped with a 440 with three 2-barrel carburetors, a forced-air “Ramchargers” hood, a Mopar automatic with column shifter and Rallye wheels. A coupe model with the defining side pillars and pop-out rear windows, it is among the rarest of Dodges. Of the 15,506 Super Bees produced in 1970, fewer than 200 of the 440s were coupes. Only 87 had automatic transmissions.
This original restored Funny Car was made famous during the popular “Snake vs. Mongoose” match racing promotion, which occurred from 1970 through 1972.
Owned and driven by International Motorsports Hall of Famer and legendary drag racer Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, the “Snake II” ’Cuda was built by “Lil’” John Buttera and was the second generation of Prudhomme’s first Funny Car — the 1970 yellow Hot Wheels Plymouth ’Cuda.