Johnny Rutherford 1974 Indianapolis 500 1st winning race car M16 McLaren #3

$ 269.99

Johnny Rutherford 1974 Indianapolis 500 1st winning race car M16 McLaren #3 by Carousel 1. This 10 inch car is in Excellent condition all original boxes COA and framed autographed cover of Sports Illustrated included. Outside shipping box shows storage wear. Rutherford was in his second year with McLaren when he returned to the Brickyard for the Indy 500 and won the big race. JR did not qualify until the second day because of an engine change and was fastest second day qualifier at 190.446. Faster than everyone except AJ Foyt who had the pole. Because of his late qualifying he started 23rd. When the 500 began Rutherford moved quickly to join the leaders and by lap 12 was running third. Johnny led 59 of the last 60 laps and won the race at an speed of 158.589. This was first of three Indy 500 wins 74-76-80. He finished second in 1975 in this car with Gatorade livery. The engine cover is removable and reveals the Offy engine.

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Johnny Rutherford 1974 Indianapolis 500 1st winning race car M16 McLaren #3. This Carousel 1

10 inch car is in Excellent condition all original boxes COA and framed autographed cover of Sports Illustrated included. Outside shipping box shows storage wear. Rutherford was in his second year with McLaren when he returned to the Brickyard for the Indy 500 and won the big race. JR did not qualify until the second day because of an engine change and was fastest second day qualifier at 190.446. Faster than everyone except AJ Foyt who had the pole. Because of his late qualifying he started 23rd. When the 500 began Rutherford moved quickly to join the leaders and by lap 12 was running third. Johnny led 59 of the last 60 laps and won the race at an speed of 158.589. This was first of three Indy 500 wins 74-76-80. He finished second in 1975 in this car with Gatorade livery. The engine cover is removable and reveals the Turbo Charged Offy engine and cockpit. Please check photos as this is the car you will receive. Check out out other listings also as we have many. SHIPS FAST and FREE insured in US.

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