Single Seater for sale – 1963 Dirt Championship Car
This 1963 Meskowski Sheraton-Thompson Dirt Championship Car is being offered for Auction at the RM Auctions’s The Andrews Collection event in Fort Worth, Texas that is running on May 2, 2015.
From the lot listing for this Old Dirt Championship Car for sale:
255 cu. in. Offenhauser DOHC inline four-cylinder engine, Meyer-Drake two-speed transmission with reverse, tubular front axle and a Halibrand Championship rear end with a three-inch open tube axle, front and rear cross-torsion bar suspension, and Halibrand four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96 in.
Two-time USAC National Championship winner
Driven by the legendary A.J. Foyt
Comprehensively and authentically restored
For the 1964 USAC season, reigning champion Sheraton-Thompson Racing, led by George Bignotti, returned in grand style, armed with a beautiful, state-of-the art Dirt Championship car built by the legendary Wally Meskowski. Although it was similar to the very successful 1960–1963 car, Meskowski made a number of subtle improvements that effectively exploited the hard-charging driving style of A.J. Foyt.
Meskowski was a racing car constructor. Meskowski cars competed in one FIA World Championship race – the 1960 Indianapolis 500.
PRICE: Auction Estimate: $550,000 – $700,000 without reserve
Check out the auction Lot information at rmauctions.com.