When finding this 1955 Victress-Ford, one of perhaps a handful of unmodified 1950s sports racers in existence, we were excited, to say the least. Several months of meticulous and sympathetic restoration work later, looking at the finished car, we are as happy as can be!
Shown here is the genuine car that was runner-up in the 1958 Pikes Peak Hill Climb event: the Colorado-based MAX DAY INSURANCE SPECIAL, a.k.a. "The Purple People Eater." Runner-up only because the shift knob popped off and the brave driver had to endure incredible pain when shifting through the gears, the metal lever cutting deep into his bleeding hand. The fact that he still managed to reach Pikes Peak in second place, just 1.6 seconds behind Ak Miller in his Hot Rod Magazine Special gives ample testimony to the potency of this superior Victress.
A picture tells more than a thousand words, they say. These photos will certainly tell you one thing: it's a mind-boggling, historically accurate sports racing Special, concours-ready, eligible for any vintage event on the planet!