1969 Eagle Indy Car
We are please to announce the 1969 Eagle will participate in the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. July 12-15, 2018 If you you plan on attending please come by and see us!
1969 Eagle Indy Car Chassis 703
1969 Eagle Santa Ana Indy Car, one of four built. Serial # 703. City of Daytona Beach Special. Legendary race car and engine builder Smokey Yunick purchased the car from manufacturer Dan Gurney. Joe Leonard qualified the car for the 1969 Indianapolis 500 and ran as high as second place before a hose clamp thrown up from another car punctured the radiator. The car started 11th. Finished 6th. After the race Smokey collected the hose clamp and had it framed as the "$200,000 Hose Clamp" for the amount he would have won as the race winner. (Picture Below)
Documented in Smokey's autobiography and the book "Gurney's Eagles".
The car was designed by Tony Southgate.
Car ran at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Complete, ground up restoration by A.J. Watson and associates including Willie Davis with fresh turbocharged 4-Cam Ford and Hewland LG500 gearbox.
10" front, 14" rear AAR Eagle wheels.
Dry weight is 1515 lbs
Wheelbase is 99.9 inches
Front and rear suspension both use double wishbones with coil over shock absorbers.
Brake calipers are 4 piston Hurst Airheart with ventilated discs.
The above information is accurate to the best of our knowledge.