Today’s Cool Car Find is this ’99 Aurora Land Speed Racer for $20,000

Today's CCF pick is not your grandfather's Oldsmobile Aurora.  CLICK HERE FOR FULL AD! Details from Seller: Are you interested in a unique and safe approach to Bonneville Land Speed Racing? Me, Too, that’s why I built this car for the production sedan class.I picked this 99 Aurora after much research. I’m happy it is unpopular and obsolete because I want to do something very different, and as an underdog. It has a very interesting front wheel drive, the chain driven 4T80E transaxle, the highest HP FWD GM ever built.First we installed a new Shelby Aurora DOHC 4.0L sideways V8 320 HP engine with the sideways 4T80E trans that was also used on 8000 lb Cadillacs. I wanted front wheel drive and a heavy front end believing it would pull us safely across the salt which worked well.With 60% weight on the front, the car is very stable, and with a Cd of 3.2, the car is slipperier than the Camaros holding the records.It’s a 4000 lb 4-door sedan with flush glass that famously broke GM’s crush test machine so they had to use the truck machine for testing. I like the underdog nature. Any normal hot rodder would laugh and say just get a Camaro and put an LS in it. Not me. Sideways engine. CLICK HERE FOR FULL AD!Click Here to Begin Slideshow

Today's Cool Car Find is this '99 Aurora Land Speed Racer for $20,000

Today's CCF pick is not your grandfather's Oldsmobile Aurora.  CLICK HERE FOR FULL AD!

Details from Seller:

Are you interested in a unique and safe approach to Bonneville Land Speed Racing? Me, Too, that’s why I built this car for the production sedan class.I picked this 99 Aurora after much research. I’m happy it is unpopular and obsolete because I want to do something very different, and as an underdog.
It has a very interesting front wheel drive, the chain driven 4T80E transaxle, the highest HP FWD GM ever built.First we installed a new Shelby Aurora DOHC 4.0L sideways V8 320 HP engine with the sideways 4T80E trans that was also used on 8000 lb Cadillacs.

I wanted front wheel drive and a heavy front end believing it would pull us safely across the salt which worked well.With 60% weight on the front, the car is very stable, and with a Cd of 3.2, the car is slipperier than the Camaros holding the records.It’s a 4000 lb 4-door sedan with flush glass that famously broke GM’s crush test machine so they had to use the truck machine for testing.
I like the underdog nature. Any normal hot rodder would laugh and say just get a Camaro and put an LS in it. Not me. Sideways engine.

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Today's Cool Car Find is this '99 Aurora Land Speed Racer for $20,000

Today's Cool Car Find is this '99 Aurora Land Speed Racer for $20,000

Today's Cool Car Find is this '99 Aurora Land Speed Racer for $20,000

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