|Big Al II|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||Funny Car|
|Related||all funny cars|
Big Al II is a pioneering funny car built in 1963 by Jim Lytle. It started the trend to flip-top fiberglass bodies.
Lytle's chopped '34 Tudor project cost just US$2000, and was powered by an Allison V-1710. The body was hand made.
Big Al II ran just three times, all in 1964 at Lion's Dragway, setting a record for full-bodied drag racers, before being retired.
The idea was copied by Ford and Mercury for their Mercury Comet Cyclones. It would inspire “every flopper body ever formed”.