Stu Hanssen: 1951 Hanssen Baldwin Special

This the third car built by Willis Baldwin of Santa Barbara.  It was raced from 1954 thru 1960 by Wm. Hanssen at tracks such as Palm Springs, Hanson Dam, Santa Barbara, and the famed Pebble Beach circuit. It is based on a shortened 1947 Ford chassis and is powered by a Ford Flathead V8 with an Ardun overhead valve conversion. The suspension and running gear is Ford.

Unlike Baldwin’s other Specials, this car has an all aluminum, full fender, envelope style body.

 

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