940 Dickson Drive • Sturgis, SD 57785

1960 – 93f BLACK SAABATH V8 Dragster

  • Year: 1960
  • Make: Saab
  • Model: Dragster
  • Engine: 421 V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Color: Rattle can Black

This car started life with a 3 cylinder, 2 stroke engine and converted to a Dragstrip car by Scott Hart of St. Louis area.  It was purchased by Tom in 2011 as a “project car” that needed to be completed to race yet.  Tom and crew installed a “stroked” 421 Chevy Small block.  Fitted with a 2 speed Powerglide with a Trans Brake.  It can be run with delay box or just the Trans Brake switch.  It has a “tube chassis” and has 11″ added to the front end parts for added wheel base.  It runs the 1/8 mile in the high 6 range (6.85 seconds).  The car has some Ozzy Osbourne decals!  Bat head missing too!  It was totally rebuilt in 2017/18 following a terrible crash at the Humboldt County Speedway.  The work was done by Dave Estland and long time friend of Tom’s Murray Mcguire.  Murray is well know in the north central Iowa area as a racing & hot rod expert.  Black Saabath should be running at The Sturgis Speedway in 2019 campaign!