1968 Eagle Indy Car

1968 AAR Eagle, Chassis 40-1

History:

Dan Gurney's 1st 1968 Eagle (Chassis 40-1) produced for the legendary team owner, Lindsey Hopkins,of the Coca Cola Fortune. At the 1968 Indianapolis 500, McCluskey originally tried to qualify this car with a normally aspirated Ford 4 Cam but was unable to get the car up to competitive speeds. The decision was made to install a more powerful turbo Offenhauser engine. As a result, Roger McCluskey qualified this car 7th for the 1968 Indy 500 and ran as high as 2nd place before being sidelined with a cooler leak. McCluskey campaigned this car for the 1968 season with many top ten finishes and several podiums. If desired, a normally aspirated Ford 4 Cam can be reinstalled as the chassis retains it's original engine mounts. Complete history available.

Multiple appearances at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Vintage Indy, etc. Eligible for some of the most prestigious events!

Condition:

A recent restoration has brought the chassis 40-01 to concours level quality. Fresh turbo Offy with dyno time only. New paint / lettering and the list goes on.....

Engine:

2.65 liter (168 cubic inch) turbocharged Offenhauser which produces 750 horsepower at 8500 RPMs. Dyno time only. In addition, a normally aspirated Ford 4 Cam is available. Car ran both engines in 1968 and retains original motor mounts for either engine.

Transaxle:

Hewland LG 500 MkI (4 Speed)

Miscellaneous:

Wheelbase is 96.3", weight is 1380 lbs and fuel capacity is 72 gallons of methanol. Car was restored by Walter Goodwin (Race Car Restorations)

Spares available.

Please call or email us for more information. Jeff Downes: 314-602-3140 or jeffd@canamcarsltd.com

The above information is accurate to the best of our knowledge.