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Ten Special Cars from Scottsdale 2015






Sold on January 15, 2015 at Bonhams Scottsdale
  for $473,000

270ci DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Offenhauser Engine
2 Riley Carburetors
325bhp at 5,200 rpm
2-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Torsion Bar Rear Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brake










1948 Automobile Shippers Special Indy Roadster
The 1948 Auto Shippers Special represents a milestone in the evolution of American open wheel race cars, the pinnacle of the upright sprint cars that raced...everywhere, on dirt, pavement and bricks, from Indy's 2 1/2 mile expanse to tight bullrings in the hands of drivers with legendary skills, courage, sensitivity and reactions. It embodies Bill Schindler's talents, a driver who could make a frog look like a prince, seizing the best from machinery, tracks and opportunities with modesty and good humor.

It is a driver's car, driven at Indianapolis by one of the best drivers of the era, Bill Schindler.

Multiple-time Indy 500 participant
Driven by the immensely talented Bill Schindler
Truly evocative 'upright' design
Displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
A superb survivor from a magical period in open wheel racing