An Ultra-Rare Go-Kart Version of Oldsmobile’s 267-MPH Land Speed Record Car Just Resurfaced

Back when Oldsmobile still existed in the ’80s, the brand created a prototype car called the Aerotech to break land speed records using a modified version of its new “Quad-4” engine. It looked excellent, went 267 miles per hour thanks to a whopping turbocharger and was a pretty good promotional tool. To further drive home the success of the vehicle, Oldsmobile made 70 go-kart versions of the Aerotech to be sold at dealerships between 1987 and 1989.



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Powered by a three-horsepower, single-cylinder Briggs & Stratton engine, not many of the karts sold with some remaining in stock before eventually being sent back to Oldsmobile and destroyed. As a result, there are very few left. A couple have sold at auctions over the years, but typically they’re found on places like forums, Craigslist, or Facebook Marketplace.

Built out of fiberglass over a steel frame, the karts

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