AAR Gurney Eagle Indianapolis 500 Race Car

Sale price: US $130,000.00

AAR Gurney Eagle Indianapolis 500 Race Car
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  • Offered For Sale is a 1972 All American Racing (AAR) Eagle by Dan Gurney. This is Chassis #7224 - which still retains it"s original USAC registration number 1091 on the inside of the tub. This exquisite racing machine has been on the starting grid of the Indianapolis 500 six times during the 7 year period 1973 through 1979, driven by Lloyd Ruby, Johnny Parsons, Steve Krisiloff, Bill Vukovich and John Mahler. The first Sponsor for this entry was Commander Motor Homes, and then subsequently Unlimited Racing with well known crew chief Bill Finley in charge. In 1977/78, Bill and Tom Finley narrowed and updated the tub as car designs were changing. Car has been raced by Don Vesco on numerous of the larger road courses in the Country and was also involved in an attempt to pull a motor cycle to a land speed record at Bonneville. The chain of owners also includes Ron Blondel and then Tassi Vatis of Vatis Enterprises, and in 2003 Floyd Sable purchased the car, under who"s tutelage the car underwent an extensive restoration for a period of 9 years. Floyd"s cars are known for the unsurpassed detail of his workmanship and this car is no exception. The car will withstand the most scrutinizing inspection in every detail. Nichol plating and detailed polished aluminum is seen throughout the car. It was originally raced with a 255 Offy engine, and at this time has a 500+ HP 383 stroked Chevrolet V8, with four nicely synchronized Weber carburetors. The dyno test sheet on this strong engine shows 525 foot pounds of torque, and the car has a totally rebuilt Hewland LG500 4 speed Gear Box. Two brand new Fuel cells capable of carrying 40 gallons of methanol or Gasoline, depending on the engine being used to power this awesome machine. A new fire system, totally rebuilt original equipment Airheart brake calipers, perfectly restored original Eagle magnesium wheels, new rotors etc. This car is in pristine showroom condition. Car has participated on numerous occasions in the vintage pre-race festivities at the Indianapolis 500, notably during the 100th anniversary event at Indy as well as numerous other large tracks in the Country and it has always run flawlessly. First outings after the restoration were at Autobahn Country Club, and Road America to sort out the suspension and handling characteristics. Car is very easy to drive and is in concourse condition ready to race or show. This Eagle will come with two identically liveried bodies, one for show and one for taking the car on the track. No disappointments here - not like some you may have looked at before. You"ll like what you see, guaranteed! And this car is again registered for the pre-race vintage festivities at the 2018 Indianapolis 500. call sixonetwo sevenfiveone five0sevennine - for final details before bidding.

    Used Make: AAR Gurney Eagle
    Modified Racer: Chassis number 7224 Model: Indianapolis 500 Race Car
    Vintage Racer: Fully restored - perfect Model Year: 1972

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