1967 Gerhardt Ford Indy Car 

Driven By Al Miller In The 1967 Indianapolis 500

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- 1 of 11 examples built by Fred Gerhardt in Fresno, California
- Driven by Al Miller in the 1967 Indianapolis 500
- Sold new to Walter Weir of Webster Groves, Missouri
- Restored to 1967 race specification in the late 1990s by Jimmy Brokensha of Canada and engine rebuilt by Ed Pink Racing of Van Nuys, California in 2018
- Al Miller started 33rd and finished 28th after completing 74 laps with an oil leak in the 1967 Indianapolis 500
- Originally entered in the 1967 Indianapolis 500 for Formula One star and Ferrari driver Lorenzo Bandini
- Bandini was fatally injured in crash at the Monaco Grand Prix in early May of 1967
- The car was then driven in practice sessions at Indianapolis by Bill Cheesbourg
- USAC Registered Serial No. C-71
- 255 CI DOHC Four Cam Ford Indy V-8 engine
- Halibrand 2-speed manual transmission
- Finished in Red and White #32 Ralston Purina checker livery
- Sponsored by Cleaver-Brooks for the 1967 Indianapolis 500
- Simpson safety belts
- Clear windscreen
- Schroeder Star of David magnesium racing wheels
- Firestone racing tires
- Entered for the Indianapolis 500 by Walter Weir in 1968, but did not qualify
- After Walter Weir died in a traffic accident, the Gerhardt was sold to Dudley Higginson of St. Louis
- Entered for the Indianapolis 500 by Dudley Higginson in 1971 with Bill Puterbaugh attempting to qualify the car
- Previous owners include Chuck Haines, Charles S. Hayes, Jimmy Brokensha and Mike Canepa
- Current owners are Jack Murray and the Estate of the late Keren S. Babcock
- Vintage photos and newspaper articles are included with this lot
- Engine restoration receipts are included with this lot
- Displayed at Historic Indy Car Exhibitions in 2015, 2016 and 2019
- Displayed at La Jolla Concours d'Elegance in 2019
- Immediately eligible for select vintage races such as the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Invitational
- Sold on a Bill of Sale

Reference Number 582536

as of 8/21/2019

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