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Lot 127

2017   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2017

1974 AAR Gurney Eagle Indy Car

SOLD $192,500

Estimate

$225,000 - $275,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

7410

Car Highlights

Outstanding Example of the Definitive 1970s USAC Championship Race Car
Driven by Racing Legend Mario Andretti at the 1975 Indianapolis 500
Expertly Restored by John Mueller at Entrepreneur Motorsports in California
Proper Turbocharged Offy Racing Engine Built by Noted Specialist Bill Akin
Accompanied by Copy of Original AAR Sale Invoice

Technical Specs

2,617 CC Turbocharged DOHC Offenhauser Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Estimated 950 BHP with Adjustable Turbocharger Boost
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that this vehicle is sold on a Bill of Sale.

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Ranked among the world’s greatest racing cars, the 1972–74 Eagle by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers revolutionized the USAC Championship. Designed by Roman Slobodynskyj, the Eagle was immediately successful, with Bobby Unser qualifying his on pole and leading the first 30 laps of the 1972 Indianapolis 500.

This Eagle, chassis 7410, is the No. 21 car driven at the 1975 Indianapolis 500 by Mario Andretti, who spun and contacted the infield wall on Lap 49, as confirmed by Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian Donald Davidson and a copy of a USAC Technical Committee Data sheet. It is further accompanied by a copy of the original Bill of Sale from AAR to Vel’s Parnelli Jones Racing. The second owner purchased the Eagle at the 1998 VPJ Racing auction, selling it in 2006 to the current owner, who commissioned a full restoration by John Mueller of Entrepreneur Motorsports.

The restoration of 7410 was finished in 2012, and included replacement of the front and rear bulkheads, a new fuel cell, magnafluxed and refurbished hubs and suspension, and re-creation of the rear wing. A correct Turbo Offy, expertly built by Bill Akin, powers this example, and Peter Murphy applied the distinctive racing graphics. After completion, the Eagle was driven over 150 mph by Jerry Wise at the 2014 SVRA Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational. Striking in presentation, this Indy Eagle retains the original AAR ID tag, carries fully known history, and serves as an excellent example of a fabulous racing model.