1948 Bob Estes Indianapolis Special

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1948
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    TBA
  • Lot number 
    6
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Impeccable provenance; beautifully restored and offered by the Estes family | The first Championship car campaigned at Indy by Bob Estes | Wonderful piece of Indianapolis 500 and California racing history | Stock-block Mercury-powered Indianapolis 500 challenger | Driven at the Speedway in 1948/1950/1951; twice at Pikes Peak | The car that launched the Indy careers of A.J. Watson and Jud Phillips | Accompanied by the first ‘four-cam’ Ford engine to run at Indy (1951) | Photographed in 1950 with Hollywood icon Clark Gable at the wheel