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1954 Kurtis Kraft 500S Continuation


  • Body Type: Sports
  • Model Year: 1954
  • Trans: Manual
  • Fuel Type: Gas

1954 Kurtis 500S Continuation


Built by Kurtis expert Jim Mann Enterprises in Elkhart, Indiana

One of only 6 500S Continuations built

Built on Arlen Kurtis and Jon Ward gigs and molds that were created from an original production car


Supercharged 1953 Cadillac 331 ci, rebuilt .060″ over bore

Mild high performance cam with hydraulic lifters

vertex magneto ignition

Latham Axial Flow Supercharger

Custom Chrome plated intake manifold

custom made chrome plated air cleaners

Stuart Warner 240 electric fuel pump

Foam filled racing quality fuel tank


Hydraulic clutch

T5 5-Speed Transmission with over drive

Chassis: As original, a widened and shortened Indy Roadster


Front Suspension:

Solid chrome plated axle with Kurtis Kraft mounts

Kurtis Kraft twin trailing torsion arms each side

Transverse torsion bar springs

Ford F100 spindles

Halibrand hubs


Rear Suspension:

Halibrand V8 Quick Change differential and solid axle

Kurtis Kraft twin trailing arms with torsion bar springs



Front: Buick Aluminum drums with custom finned backing plates

Rear: Lincoln Drum



Aluminum front fenders, hood, doors, and trunk lid

Fiberglass nose, cowl and rear fenders

1949 Chevrolet tail lights



Halibrand knock offs with original spinners and pressure plates



Leather upholstery

Stewart Warner curved glass gauges

Jones Tachometer

Bell 15 1/2″ steering wheel (NOS)


Recent work,

New clutch hydraulic cylinder

Dual circuit brake master cylinder

rebuilt front wheel spindles


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