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Old 10-07-2012, 03:09 AM   #1
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Default Wilt Chamberlain designed and built his own Sports Car



"Chamberlain loved cars, and he was known for cruising around in his Cadillac convertible or a custom-made lavender Bentley he’d imported from England. What Chamberlain craved, though, was speed. The only hitch was that he couldn’t fit his giant frame into any of the sports cars on the market; he allegedly had to take the seat out of his Lamborghini Countach and replace it with a padded mat just so he could fit behind the wheel.

Most people would just resign themselves to driving some big boxy ride with plenty of legroom in this situation. This was Chamberlain, though, and his solution to this conundrum was characteristically over-the-top: he designed and built a fully custom Le Mans-style racecar. The yellow ride, called Searcher One, was built for Chamberlain in 1996 at a reported cost of $750,000. "
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The following is just a short list of the impressive custom features found on the Searcher One: Engine: GM marine block bored to 4.030 Dry sump lubrication Forged steel NASCAR connecting rods Four-barrel Holley carburetors Gearbox: Five-speed, geared for 200mph at 7,500rpm Brakes: AP Four-piston calipers with vented rotors Adjustable for front/rear bias Suspension: Four-wheel independent Front rocker arms with inboard spring/shock Rear double wishbones with adjustable sway bar Koni adjustable shocks

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Here's more information on the car and it's history during it's restoration.

http://www.axialflow.com/projects.htm
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:59 PM   #7
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Just wait, in a few weeks, rover "Curiosity" will find Wilt in his self-designed and self-built space station on mars.
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I would have thought he would build some huge car with a giant bed in the backseat for smashing.


But at least we know what he was "searching" for with Searcher One.
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