1/30 524-79 Aurora 1935 Gilmore Special Indianapolis 500 Winner - (ex-Best)
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Mint
Very rare model from 1958 and in stunning 'mint' factory-fresh 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 gloss white with real rubber tires, spoked wheels and includes a crew of two and some interior detail. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions; even includes the original factory tissue packing paper. Kelly Petillo was the driver of the Gilmore Special in 1935 and won the day with a record breaking speed of 106.865 mph over the 200 laps. This is noteworthy because all cars were slowed by the yellow flag due to light drizzle during the first part of the race. It is even more amazing when you consider that the fuel allowance was only 42.5 gallons per car, which made it necessary to average over 11.7 miles per gallon for 500 miles in racing conditions!
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