Worldwide Scottsdale Auction to offer up Indy 500 racers

AUBURN, Ind. _ Worldwide Auctioneers will line up two renowned Indianapolis 500 Racecars at its annual Scottsdale Auction at the start of Arizona Car Week on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

On the menu is “Smokey” Yunick’s first Indy 500 entry, a 1957 Kurtis Kraft 500G Indianapolis 500 Roadster, a 5th place finisher at the 1957 Indianapolis 500 with Andy Linden and driven at Indy in 1958 by racing legend Paul Goldsmith.

Slated to cross the block alongside it is a 1969 AAR Eagle-Santa Ana Indianapolis 500 Racecar, one of four examples built by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers, the sole Eagle-Santa Ana sold new to a customer.

Slated to cross the block alongside it is a 1969 AAR Eagle-Santa Ana Indianapolis 500 Racecar, one of four examples built by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers, the sole Eagle-Santa Ana sold new to a customer. Driven by Joe Leonard to 6th Place at 1969 Indianapolis 500 and retained by Mr. Yunick for over 30 years, it was restored in the 2000’s.

The Scottsdale Auction will take place on the evening of Wednesday, January 17 at 5 p.m., Consignments can be previewed onsite daily at 6460 E. McDowell Road in Scottsdale from Sunday, January 14 up until the auction itself, with VIP & Bidder Reception scheduled from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday the 17th. The auction is open to the public. Admission by catalogue is $100 to include VIP Reception and seating for one as available, or $35 for admission only with limited seating. Full details on bidder registration, admission and schedules are available online at worldwideauctioneers.com or by calling 1-260-925-6789.

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