Description

  • This former personal car of Bill Harrah was modified in Harrah’s restoration shops.
  • The Wagoneer body and chassis was fitted with a Ferrari 365 GTC/4 V-12 engine.
  • The engine compartment and hood were stretched 2 ½ inches and two split-unit radiators were installed on the right and left front of the engine.  
  • Mesh intake, below the front license plate, screens air into the helicopter-engine oil cooler.
  • It was equipped with a radar detector, wipers and washers for halogen headlamps and ice alerts under the front bumper.
  • Top speed was 140 mph.

Story

Story

Bill Harrah originated the idea of combining a Ferrari with a Jeep Wagoneer to create a four-wheel drive sports car.  Harrah wanted a four-wheel drive vehicle that could handle Nevada’s winters, especially when he drove from Reno to Lake Tahoe and back.

From the outside, the vehicle looked like a stock Jeep Wagoneer, but the body and chassis were combined with a C4 five-speed transmission, which was coupled to the Jeep Quadratrack drive train.  Built in Harrah’s own restoration shops and to his specifications, the engine compartment and hood were stretched 2 ½ inches, the radiator was discarded and two split units were installed on the right and left front of the engine.  The mesh intake, below the front license plate, screens air into the helicopter-engine oil cooler.  The addition of wipers and washers for the halogen headlamps and the ice alerts under the front bumper made driving in a Nevada snowstorm much easier.  Without the hindrance of snow, top speed was 140 mph.

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