1974 Eagle Indy Car #7408

1974 Eagle Indy Chassis # 74-08

  • Extensive race history with some of the greatest drivers in Indy history! Multiple concours appearances and wins! Eligible for some of the most prestigious events worldwide.
  • 2x Race Winner! Mike Mosley at Milwaukee (1974-5)

History

  • Originally Sold by Dan Gurney's All American Racers (Santa Ana, CA) to native Californian and long time race team owner Jerry O'Connell (Sugaripe Prune) for Driver Mike Mosley and Chief Mechanic Judd Phillips. Mosley campaigned chassis 74-08 during the most of 1975 season with 4 Top Ten finishes, 2 podium finishes, and the race winner of the 1975 Toney Bettenhausen 200 ( Milwaukee Mile).
  • Later in the 1975 season the car was raced by 3x Indy 500 winner, Bobby Unser, at the 1975 Michigan Grand Prix where he finished 3rd in dramatic fashion by crashing and sliding across the finish line. The car was not heavily damaged but, during the crash Bobby broke his leg and was out for the remainder of the season. The following race, The Trenton Times 200, Jerry O'Connel enlisted 4x Indy 500 winner, Al Unser to drive to a 4th place finish. For the final race of the 1975 season, (Phoenix 150) O'Connell brought F1 World Champ, Mario Andretti to drive chassis 74-08 to a 3rd place podium finish.
  • 1976 brought the return of Mike Mosley to the Sugaripe team where he campaigned the car the entire season. Mosley had 8 top tens finishes including 1st Place at The Milwaukee Mile, and 2nd place at The Schaefer 500 (Pocono Raceway). For the 1977 season chassis 74-08 was raced for the first 4 races of the season where Mosley's best finish came at Trenton where he finished 3rd. The team then acquired a Lightning chassis for Mosley to campaign for the remainder of the season but, chassis 74-08 would have one more outing for Team Sugaripe with Vern Schuppan at Mosport where he retired early with a broken half shaft finishing 19th. At the end of the 1977 season, chassis 74-08 was sold to Jim McElreath Racing.
  • In 1978 Jim McElreath (Jim McElreath Racing) campaigned the car for 9 USAC / Indy Car races with 3 top tens finishes. After the 1978 season, the car sat unused for over a decade when we purchased the car from McElreath and began a complete restoration to it's original specification and livery.
  • Chassis 74-08, has been driven by some of the most renowned race car drivers on the planet including, Al Unser, Bobby Unser, Mario Andretti, Mike Mosley, Vern Schuppan, & Jim McElreath. The car has also made appearances at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (2x), Amelia Island Concours, and Winner of the Boca Raton Concours Indy car class

Winner of 2011 Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance - Best in Class!

Driven at the 2005 Goodwood Festival of Speed by Bobby Unser!

Condition

Pristine cosmetic and mechanical condition. Restored to it's original specification and livery.

Engine

36 degree 4 cylinder turbo Offenhauser engine (2.65 litre) producing 800 plus HP

Transaxle

Hewland LG500 MKII ( 4 Speed )

Suspension

Front top rocker arms and bottom A arms, inboard Monroe shock spring units on the front with Monroe shocks and coil springs in rear.

Wheels

Eagle Magnesium. Front 10 X15, Rear 14 X 15

Dimensions / Specs:

  • Weight: 1500 lbs.
  • Wheelbase: 102"
  • Fuel Capacity: 40 gal

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.

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