Iowa: Ed Pettus makes a “Silver Bullet” from an airplane gas tank

by Dave Rasdal/SourceMedia Group News

If you didn’t know any better, you’d think Ed Pettus’ Lockheed Lakester could fly.

If you do know better, you know it has flown—as the wingtip gas tank of a 1950s Lockheed Super Constellation.

But, today, that gas tank is a 17 1/2-foot shiny silver bullet car with 35-inch diameter wheels that stay on the ground. And Ed doesn’t know how fast his creation will go—it’s powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder Toyota engine—because he hasn’t shifted any higher than second gear.

But, if public reaction is any gauge, the Lockheed Lakester fits in the super car class.

Read more… Eastern Iowa Life

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