Gooding & Company to sell Indianapolis 500-winning IndyCar
Gooding & Company are offering one lucky bidder the chance to own an active, Indianapolis 500-winning IndyCar.
The Andretti Autosport team car, chassis DW12-057, was driven to victory at the 2014 Indianapolis 500 by Ryan Hunter-Reay, regarded as one of the most prolific American drivers of his generation.
The race-winning car will be offered at the upcoming RM Sotheby's Scottsdale sale with an estimate of $600,000-$750,000.
“Millions of fans around the world witnessed a legendary finish in 2014 as Ryan claimed victory and became the first American in eight years to win the Indy 500,” said Douglas Boles, President, Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“The chance to own Ryan’s winning car, an iconic piece of racing history, is a priceless opportunity and offering the car at the Gooding & Co. auction is a fantastic way to build excitement for IndyCar’s return to Phoenix International Raceway on April 2 and to help countdown toward the 2016 IndyCar season and the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.”
Not only will the winning bidder become the owner of a historic race car – they'll also get the chance to experience life as part of the Andretti team.
As the still-active car is expected to continue racing until the end of the 2018 season, the new owner will receive two season-long VIP credentials and team hospitality passes granting gate, garage, and limited pit access so they can see it in action.
They'll also receive four single-event VIP guest credentials and team hospitality passes for every IndyCar race Andretti Autosport competes in, along with similar credentials for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and Indianapolis 500.
"The opportunity to auction off our 2014 Indy 500 winning – and still active – race car and provide the winning bidder with an immersive ownership experience with our team delivers a great way to celebrate an iconic moment in our team’s history as we prepare for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500,” said Michael Andretti, President, Chairman and CEO, Andretti Autosport.
The Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auction takes place at Scottsdale Fashion Square on January 29-30.
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