1961 Pontiac Ventura

Franklin, TN 37064
United States

1961 Pontiac Ventura
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1961 Pontiac Ventura-- Mr. 4 Speed's Earliest Ride- Sox and Martin
Two of the most significant names in automotive performance are Sox and Martin.
border-box;>With Martin's knack for promotion and socks his driving skills they were almost unstoppable in the world of drag racing. During their nearly 20 year partnership they had hundreds of national event wins and five world championships.
If you may know that three years prior to socks his partnership with Martin, he was partnered with Jack Ashley. Jack was a successful businessman in Burlington North Carolina with knowledge of the racing world and great promotional skills
In 1960 he teamed up with Socks and won 39 of 40 races. Due to their great success they were known as the Untouchables and were able to acquire the very first 1961 Pontiac super duty.
This car was shipped from Pontiac to Ray Nichel's engineering in Highland Indiana to be prepped for racing and then shipped to Hughes Pontiac in Burlington North Carolina where Socks and Ashley took possession. Years later the 1961 Pontiac ended up in the hands of the former president of Penske racing and is now for sale by the current owner
This car has undergone a full nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. This is the earliest Ronnie Sox race car in existence.
This historically significant automobile would make a great center piece to any major car collection!
Earliest Ronnie Sox race car and existence
Serial number 1 of approximately 11 produced
Full PHS documentation from new original Build sheet
Original shipping documents from Pontiac
Original window sticker
Prepped for racing in 1961 by Ray Nickells engineering
Super duty engine built by Penske racing
Factory cast iron headers
390 safety Trac rear
8 Lug wheels
Aluminum bumpers
Shown by appointment only-
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