One of the massive 1.32 metre-tall steel wheels which carried Donald Campbell to his World Land Speed record of 645km/h at Lake Eyre 40 years ago is for sale. Complete with specially constructed Dunlop tyre, the wheel was one of 12 used on the 9.1 metre long, 4354kg 4,500 horsepower Bluebird during Campbell's rain-delayed record attempt during 1963 and 1964, which culminated in the record on July 17, 1964. The son a legend, Campbell's died less than three years later when his Bluebird hydroplane crashed at high speed attempting to break his own water speed record. His body was only recovered and buried three years ago in 2001.
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