The car was built in both front and rear wheel drive configurations, Miller believing in the potential of front wheel drive for constant-throttle cornering and allowing for lower build and less frontal area. The front wheel drive layout was accomplished by the engine being turned around to drive through the gearbox and frame mounted differential. Leon Duray would purchase two of these models and bring them to Europe where they set new 5 and 10 mile world records at Montlhery in
1928. The legendary Etorre Bugatti was so impressed with the cars that he traded Duray three Bugatti sports cars and some cash for the American racers. The design of their overhead cams would soon find their way into his own Type 51.