1/30 523-69 Aurora 1931 Miller Special 1931 Indianapolis 500 Winner - (ex-Best)
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very rare and from 1958. The model is in investment-grade 'near mint' condition inside and out. From ex-Best molds. Aurora purchased the Best molds for the Indianapolis 500 Winners and made one issue. Kit is molded in white with real rubber tires, a driver figures, some interior detail and very nice decals. It has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions; even includes the factory tissue packing paper. Louis Schneider and 'Jigger Johnson' (driver and mechanic) drove the Bowes Seal Special to victory in 1931. The Miller Special had rear wheel drive, and eight cylinder 151.7 CID Miller engine and won the day averages 96.629 miles per hour. The track was dangerously unsafe that year due to a heavy drizzle that made driving over 80 mph dangerous - at one point, drivers were required to slow down to 80 mph and passing was not allowed other than the pit area. There were many spectacular accidents but the rain did relent and there were many speeds over 100 mph in the later part.
This item has been sold.
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