Andretti Autosport’s Dallara DW12-057 goes under the hammer, and Michael Andretti is offering the successful bidder a unique VIP credential package, too.
As well as receiving the 2014 Indy-winner at the end of the 2018 season, Andretti Autosport will provide the buyer with two season-long VIP credentials and team hospitality passes granting gate, garage, and limited pit access for each of the Verizon IndyCar Series race event held through the 2018 season, including the Indianapolis 500.
The package will also include four single-event VIP guest credentials and team hospitality passes at each of the IndyCar races that Andretti Autosport competes in through 2018, with additional options available for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and Indianapolis 500.
“I’m excited to team up with Gooding & Company on this really unique collaboration,” said Andretti.
“The opportunity to auction off our 2014 Indy 500 winning – and still active – racecar and provide the winning bidder with an immersive ownership experience with our team delivers a great way to celebrate an iconic moment in our team’s history as we prepare for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
“Indy car racing has always pushed the envelope when it comes to innovation, and we feel this is the next step of doing the same off of the track.”
Chassis 057 was also used by Hunter-Reay in 2012, the year he clinched the IndyCar Series championship, but its most famous moment was the wheel-to-wheel duel in which he edged Penske’s Helio Castroneves to clinch the 98th Indy 500. When the chassis retires, it will be delivered to the winning bidder in the 2014 Indy 500 specification.
The car goes on display today at the Gooding & Company viewing marquee, and the display also features the iconic Borg-Warner trophy, on loan from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
The Scottsdale Auctions take place Scottsdale Fashion Square, 4700 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Full details at http://www.goodingco.com/auction/scottsdale-2016/