Lot 23

1953 Kurtis-Kraft 500C Indianapolis Roadster

From the Donald L. Weber Collection

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SOLD $257,600


$125,000 - $175,000

Car Highlights

A Historic and Exquisitely Presented Indy Roadster

Driven by Rodger Ward to 8th Place in the 1956 Indianapolis 500

Displayed at the 1995 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®

Restored by Experts Jerry Weeks and Chris Cumberworth

Freshly Rebuilt Engine by Phil Reilly

Technical Specs

255 CID Offenhauser DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

Hilborn Mechanical Fuel Injection

Estimated 400 BHP

2-Speed Offenhauser Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Front and Rear Torsion-Bar Suspension

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that further information has recently come to light regarding the history of this vehicle, confirming that it was not driven by Rodger Ward as stated in the catalogue. According to noted Indy Car enthusiast Jim Mann, this Kurtis Kraft was sold in the mid-1970s to Jim Giganti by collector Jim Etter as a bare frame with dash panel. While this chassis was apparently known by Mann, Etter, and Giganti to be an ex-Sumar Racing car, Giganti chose to restore it as the 1956 Filter Queen Special. The work was carried out by Jerry Weeks, as stated in the published catalogue. Please contact a Specialist with any questions. Please also note that the estimate has been revised to $125,000 - $175,000.

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