Looking like a vehicle straight from Gotham City, this record-setting 1952 “Bombshell Betty” Buick Riviera can be yours for a cool $195,000. This is a Frankenstein-like vehicle because it combines the front end of a 1968 Chevy Van, with the rear from a 1973 Ford Thunderbird, whereas under the hood, you’ll find a 1950 Buick Roadmster-sourced 340HP 5.2L engine. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
“Bombshell Betty won its first competition in 2009 at the Bonneville Nationals Speed Week by nailing an impressive 130.838 mph (210.5 km/h) run in the special XO/GCC class (vintage engines). In its last run at Bonneville in 2013, Betty topped out at no fewer than 165.735 mph (266.7 km/h),” reports Car Scoops.