For Immediate Release – 1930s Indy 500 Car – Limited Original Quantities

Joie Chitwood

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2015 – Apollo Beach, FL. Introducing extremely rare 1930’s scale Indy 500 race car! Only 30 of the 18 inch aluminum castings were made in the late 1980’s by famous auto designer / builder, Gene Sherman. Gene was commissioned to build these cars by major US companies and after completing less than 19 cars, he unfortunately passed away.
One of Gene’s completed models was given to David Letterman as a gift from CBS on his 1st Anniversary with the network. Several of the cars went to Leland Wolf of Investment Toys. The remaining castings and parts went to a well known California hot rodder / builder, Dick Fetzek. Dick built a couple of cars over the last decade, but passed away before he was able to complete the remaining models.
Joie Chitwood’s Collectibles feels very fortunate to have secured the remaining 7 castings and parts from the estate. The cars will be built to order in the USA by a professional master builder, and finished to your personalized specifications. The body and belly pan are 356 aluminum heavy duty castings. The wheels and hubs are machined from 7075 aluminum billet stock, and polished or painted in wire spoke or disc wheels. The 4 finned aluminum finned brake drums are 6061 billet stock and hand finished. The radiator shell (nose) is 304 polished stainless steel. The exhaust and axles are chromed brass.
Many paint colors available for base coat, clear coat, custom paint and graphics. The cars are un powered, high quality pieces and weigh approximately 6 pounds.
Check out the photos as they feature our display car just recently finished. Shown in different wheel and tire configurations.
 18 inches personalized and custom built to your colors, number, graphics, and accessories.
 Wire spoke or disc aluminum wheels
 Hand brake, air pump, custom tires, steering wheel, polished or painted belly pan.
The personalized cars will run from $ 3199. to $ 3999. depending on the wheels, tires, colors, graphics and accessories you choose.

Price for car as shown $3699.

This is our featured item for the next year. We have only 7 available that we will custom build to suit the customer.

A 30% deposit is required and a 6-8 weeks time frame is needed for completion. The price listed is for the display car as shown with wire spoke wheels. This is a very exciting project for us! We would be more than happy to discuss it with interested customers!
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Joie Chitwood’s Collectibles
5324 Golden Isles Drive
Apollo Beach, Florida 33572
Phone : (813) 892-4703