Which Item up for Auction is the Fastest?

Posted by Steve White on May 08, 2013

When you attend an auto auction you usually can’t tell which vehicle up for sale is the fastest. That was true until a recent auction in Canada that is. The Wall Street Journal had a recent blog post about the Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction and there was a vehicle for sale that no muscle car owner would brag that they could beat in a race.

That auction featured a 1983 Boeing 767 – a former Air Canada jetliner that is famous for two things. This was the first plane with an LCD display instrument panel and this plane was also involved in a somewhat dubious accident.

Thanks to a change to the metric system the onboard computer thought there were kilograms of fuel on board when it was actually pounds. With only half the fuel necessary to make the trip they ran out of fuel but the pilot glided the plane to a safe landing at a former glider base that was being used that day for drag racing.

At Old Car Online we don’t have any airplanes but many of our muscle cars and hot rods could give this former “drag racer” above a run for its money. Visit our website and find the classic muscle car of your dreams today.

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