One Very Special Classic Indy Car is Headed to Auction

The Automobile Shippers Special was built back in 1948 on a Russ Snowberger chassis and originally sported a V16 engine with components from Harry Miller. Proving unreliable, it was swapped for a more advanced 270 cubic inch DOHC inline 4-cylinder Offenhauser with twin Riley carburetors for 325 horsepower. Now you can buy it at auction. It was driven around the world by drivers including Spider Webb, George Hammond, George Lynch, Freddy Agabashian, and Bill Schindler. The most renowned of those drivers was Schindler who had quite a run with the car at the Brickyard, once working his way to the front of the pack and trying to overtake leader Johnny Parsons 11 times before a U-joint failure ended his race. RELATED: See The 1925 Ford Model T Track Roadster After that famous race, the Automobile Shippers Special competed in several additional events, but technology changed and the car eventually left the track and found its way into private hands as a collectible. It was restored to its original specifications in 1982 by David Uihlein who then displayed it at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Your chance to own this piece of racing history is coming on Jan. 15 when it goes up for auction at Bonhams in Scotsdale, Arizona. Estimates have it selling for between $300,000 and $350,000 when the hammer falls. RELATED: See The 1949 MG TC Supercharged Roadster   __________________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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