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1960 Custom Made Bluebird CN7 Land Speed Record Car

1960 Custom Made Bluebird CN7 in 20 Cars That Changed the World, Documentary, 2002 IMDB

Class: Cars, Racecar — Model origin: UK

1960 Custom Made Bluebird CN7 Land Speed Record Car

[*] Background vehicle

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stronghold EN

2006-05-10 15:41

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4250 bhp.!

Sunbar UK

2006-05-10 16:08

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stronghold wrote 4250 bhp.!


I think it needs pointing out it's the car in the background. :lol:
(Yes, I do know it says background vehicle.)

[Image: bbird2at.jpg]

Arnaultl FR

2006-05-10 17:06

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It's the "Bluebird" of Donald Campbell, no ?

Another "bluebird" is a boat, from same owner. But unfortunatly, he die on 1964 (?) if I remember.

Alexander DE

2006-05-14 03:14

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It was built in 1960 and driven by Donald Campbell, named Bluebird CN7. He reached a new world land speed record of 403.10 mph (648.783 kph) in this car on July 17, 1964. It is powered by a Bristol-Siddeley Proteus gas turbine engine.

Campbell was killed on January 4, 1967, when his boat lifted out of the water and somersaulted after exceeding a speed of over 300 mph.

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