1974 Gurney Eagle 755 F5000 news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 755-001
Even before the 74A made its racing debut, work had already begun on its successor, the Eagle 755. The car was intended to be completed by 1975, but it was ready near the close of the 1974, and competed in two California races in 1974. James Hunt was hired to race the 755. He managed to qualify in third position at Laguna Seca. At the end of the race, he had finished in second place. At Riverside, things were going well early on, but soon fell off pace. He had qualified in 7th place, but on lap 38 he was involved in a crash.
For the 1975 season, the car was driven by Bobby Unser. His best finish was a 6th at Pocono. Also in 1975 and 1976, the car was driven by Vern Schuppan at various events from Watkins Glen to Riverside. He was able to score many top 10 finishes with a second place at Long Beach, CA.
In 1999, it was purchased by its current owner, Tom Malloy.
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