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‘Spirit of America’ Land Speed Record car, c1963-1964.

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rn 'Spirit of America' Land Speed Record car, c1963-1964. Five time World Land Speed Record holder Breedlove started out as a technician in structural engineering. In 1959 he bought a military surplus J47 jet engine, with an aim to design and create his first three-wheel 'Spirit of America' land speed record vehicle. In July of 1963 at Bonneville he set a new, two-way official speed record of 407 mph, to become the first ever to average over 400 mph. 'Spirit of America' Land Speed Record car, c1963-1964.

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