The new owner Jan has been in touch as he know my sister Andrea in Germany, she has been helping locate cars that were sold from Sweden to central Europe. He saw this post and has sent me some history plus has given permission to post some pictures of some of his collection.
The new home of the Blue Swede IV togather with the “Jungle Jim” Vega body now in yellow.
From Swedish magazine "Dragstrip" showing the Vega body when it was bought by Ryman/Larsson who used
it for there "Canon Vega" (editor dir. Bosse Bertilsson has given ok. to use this article)
415 cu.in. Hemi , set up for nitro , Crowerglide , direct drive, Olds/MT magnesium
RCS (Frank Huzsar) built AA/FD Slingshot 1966
511 cu.in. KB , set up for nitro , Crowerglide , B&J 2 speed , Dana 60
T-23 AA/FA 1975 , 108" w.b.
He is planning to restore the Funny Car as it was when “Jungle Jim” owned it.
This is the FC 117 which is the car he won the NHRA 1975 Summer Nats with.
The Manta body will be painted as it was in the late 70's, then he can switch bodys for different shows.
He also owns the following
"Pisano&Matsubara" "Flygvapnet" AA/FC Monza Funny Car 1975 (built by John Buttera) also know as the Lee-Anders Hasselströms "Flygvapnet" car, which he has two Monza bodys for and Datsun ZX280 body which "Lee-Anders" used from 1980.
"Black Magic" PC Monza Funny Car 1978 (built by Dennis Priddle)
Bantam Altered A/FA 1964 ( NHRA Niagara class record holder)
Top Fuel AA/TF 1976 (built by Näsberg&Westman)
Now you know where the Black Magic Monza funny car is, a big thank you to Jan for sharing his collection with us.