1970 Mickey Thompson Mini Dragster
Sold For $19,040Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
- A delightful miniature version of the iconic slingshot dragster
- One of approximately 180 built
- Powered by a 3-hp Tecumseh gas engine
- Capable of up to 20 mph
This example of Mickey’s Mini Dragster is in beautifully restored condition and is painted an eye-popping Acapulco blue with striking yellow pinstriping. It features the legendary M/T logo on the back of the fiberglass body. It also wears the logo for the Lions Drag Strip of Long Beach, California. The butterfly type steering wheel, heims-joint tie rods, and the very rare Mickey Thompson front wheels keep the dragster on a straight course down the strip.
With its simple but sturdy engineering and racy good looks, Mickey had a hit with his mini monster, producing approximately 180 of them. They proved extremely popular with both children and adults alike, including Mario Andretti and Paul Newman. Extant photos show Mickey himself pulling wheelstands and even Mario Andretti looking cool as ever riding one in a fire suit and sunglasses.
These mini dragsters are rarely seen and even less seldom sold. This example represents an opportunity to own arguably the finest extant, and it will surely make an impression at the next swap meet, car show, or in the paddock at the next racing event.