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Here is a classic American racing car from the late 1940s, once owned by an American Racing Driver’s Club ‘Hall of Famer’, since fully restored and up for auction.

It’s also really quite excellent. Internet, meet the Kurtis Kraft Midget Racer. We suspect you will immediately need this in your life.

Built in 1948 and originally raced by Ed Bowman, it was subsequently bought by Bobby Albert - the ARDC Hall of Famer - in the late 1970s, who restored it in the shape of the ‘Bulldog Ofy’ that Albert drove.

It was purchased from Albert’s estate in 2007, and again treated to another full restoration, part of which includes a fully rebuilt 1.6-litre CC Ofenhauser four-pot racing engine with Hilborn fuel injection and around 100bhp.

The Kurtis Kraft will be offered up for auction at Gooding & Co’s Amelia Island sale that kicks off tomorrow (13 March) in the States. It’s the same auction that will host the sale of the similarly excellent Porsche 911 GT2 we showed you a couple of weeks ago, as well as a number of other cool classics.

Oh, the estimated price of this midget-sized excellence? Between £30k and £43k ($45k-$65k).

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Pics via Gooding & Co

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