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1952 Springfield Welding Smith Special Indy Car 

2nd Place Finish in the 1953 Indianapolis 500

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- Formerly owned by Bessie Lee Paoli, the first official female owner of an Indy Car
- 1952 AAA Championship-winning Indy Car with Chuck Stevenson driving
- Finished 2nd in the 1953 Indianapolis 500 with Art Cross driving
- Future Indianapolis 500 winner Jimmy Bryan scored six top 10 finishes in 1953 in this car
- Former owners include Mari Hulman, Jim Mann and Glenn Smith
- Restored in the 1990s by Jim Mann and Glenn Smith
- Kurtis Kraft 4000 chassis #349 built by Frank Kurtis
- Rear wheel drive
- 270 CI Offenhauser inline 4-cylinder racing engine
- Red and White exterior
- Black interior
- Chrome trim
- Knock-off wheels
- Currently in running order
- Shown at the 2000 Indianapolis 500
- Shown by invitation at the 2001 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
- Recent on track appearances at the Millers at Milwaukee event at the Milwaukee Mile
- Immediately eligible for prestigious concours and select vintage races such as the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Invitational
- Sold on a Bill of Sale

Reference Number 613314

as of 7/2/2020

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