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Those are dune buggies in the flesh with nicely tuned Corvett V8 power units and a custom trans axle to lay the power on the sands.
I m gonna take it if I can get it for 23 K max and I am sure with a little luck and patience I will get it. Not many people here appreciate the classics from the 70 / 80 era.
The front tyres, if you look close have a high central rib design. This is intended to help grip and steer without trouble. As the power plant is rear mounted most of the weight is on the back wheels and with the crazy power they put out the front becomes airbourn quiet easily.
Hense the deep grooves to the rear tyres so that they dont spin on full throttle.
These things are mean, do check out the suspension, around 30 inches of travel. The guy selling them said with a few minor safety features the things could do the Dakar race with ease.
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