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1968 Gurney AAR Indy Eagle news, pictures, specifications, and information
This 1968 USAC Pen-Can Ltd. Sunoco Chevy Eagle helped pioneer the small block Chevy race engine. The car was constructed by Dan Gurney's All American Racers and is Chassis #406. It was originally purchased by Roger Penske for Mark Donohue as their first Indy car as described in Mark Donohue's book 'The Unfair Advantage,' chapter 13.

In 1969, the car was sold to Wineberger Homes, their driver being Ron Buchnum. It was then sold to owner/driver Arnie Knepper and raced by him in the 1971 and 1972 season, including at the Indy Speedway, repowered with an Offenhouser motor. It was then sold to Precision Racing (LaWare Family) and repowered with Chevy motors and raced in 1974 and 1975.

After 1975, the car was relegated to the back of the LaWare facility until being purchased in 1999 and fully restored by J.D. Pinotta (Vintage Motorsports).
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