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Car Ford Built Gp F 1 Indy Race 1960 Vintage 500 18 Midget Sprint Model 25 Dirt

Item Condition: Used
Listed in: Toys & Hobbies > Diecast & Toy Vehicles > Cars > Racing, NASCAR
also in: Toys & Hobbies > Models & Kits > Automotive > Classic
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Seller: gifts-for-men (2001 )
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Location:Chicago Metropolitan Area, US
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Buy It Now 449.0 USD
eBay Item No.: 293306921404
Item Specifics:
Car Ford Built GP F 1 Indy Race 1960 : Vintage 500 18 Midget Sprint Model 25 Dirt Racer Vintage Indy 500 Ford 6 Cylinder : Race Car Rare Car Ford Built GP F 1 Indy 1960 18
Midget Sprint Model 25 Dirt : (10) Inches Long with original box... Brand : High End, Investment Grade, Museum Quality
Vehicle Make : Ford Race series : Indy
Vehicle Year : 1960 Character Family : Cars
Vehicle Type : Car Model : Model
Scale : 1:18 Material : Pressed Steel
Series : Indy Color : Yellow
Theme : Indy Features : Limited Edition
Organization : INDYCAR MPN : 16uT25amT8gpC6rlG12mr18bbR24gMp43cmC64kK321hpI
UPC : Does not apply  
Description* :
High end, investment grade, museum quality racer vintage indy 500 ford 6 cylinder race car rare car ford built gp f 1 indy 1960 18 midget sprint model 25 dirt (approx. Ten (10) inches long) with original box... High detail, precision metal body model art the ghastly crash that killed eddie sachs and dave mcdonald on the second lap brought out instant horror, a red flag and reform that changed the face of the greatest spectacle in racing. And, even though it turned out to be the last hurrah for the front-engine roadster, fuel cells were mandated and a minimum was put on pit stops, the indelible memory of that day was the crash, the fire, the dark clouds of smoke rising above the front-stretch grandstands and the impending gloom. When mcdonald spun exciting turn 4 and bounced off the inside wall and into the path of sachs, it triggered a fireball that erupted into something reminiscent of a world war ii battle scene. "It was like a black curtain had been pulled across the track," recalled rutherford. The photo that accompanies this story was snapped just before a one-car wreck mushroomed into the towering inferno. It shows mcdonald sliding across the track and into the path of sachs, rutherford, ronnie duman and unser – who were lined up nose-to-tail trying to figure out an escape route. And it also illustrates how close two future indy 500 winners came to death. "I saw a flash of a red car and it exploded," said rutherford. "Eddie (sachs) was right in front of me and i was hard on the brakes. He (sachs) veered a little left and i saw two tailpipes (mcdonald) sticking out of the flames so i turned right. "I went under eddie's car and my car rode up on the wall." Sachs slammed into mcdonald, which set off a huge explosion of the gasoline-filled tanks. "I couldn't see anything but fire and smoke so i just buried the throttle because i didn't want to get stopped in that mess," said unser, who was wheeling the 2,300-pound novi for andy granatelli. "I just closed my eyes and... Read More

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