Item Description
Material: alloy Scale: 1:18 Packing box dimensions: 36 x15 x
14 cm Contains small detachable parts.Appropriate for children over
6 years old . Right is reserved to effect changes in colours and
technical details. Please retain these particulars for future
reference . Handle with special care because of high quality and
very precision made scale model . This 1957 Mercury Turnpike
Convertible Cruiser Indy 500 Pace Car with chassis number
57SL66064M is truly a unique creation. It is the only 1957
Indianapolis 500 Pace Car created, and was once owned by Indy
Winner Sam Hanks. The Turnpike Cruiser was Mercury's
top-of-the-line offering in 1957 and 1958. It was a bold car that
went against the public's opinion that Mercury only produced
conservative cars. They came in either two or four door hard top
configuration. Matching their style was their list of standard
equipment, which was virtually every power item available. The
interior was filled with push buttons. Under the hood was an
overhead valve V8 with Holley four-barrel carburetors. The 368
cubic-inch beast produced 290 horsepower. The Merc-O-Matic
automatic transmission gently sent the power to the rear wheels.
The 122 inch wheels base was delicately held in place by coil
springs and semi-elliptic leaf springs. Four-wheel hydraulic brakes
provided the stopping power. There were 1265 examples produced of
the Turnpike Convertible Cruisers, each carrying a sticker price of
$4103. This example was the actual Pace Car for the 1957 Indy race
and was awarded to the winner, Sam Hanks. It was the first pace car
to complete two laps, since the parade lap was introduced in 1957.
The car was kept by Hanks until the 1980's when it was sold to a
collector in California. It is currently owned by its third owner.
It has made an appearance at the 2004 Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance. when we receive the payment ,we will send the items in
two days to delivery. can't expect return . We will use EMS UPS DHL
FEDEX to send the items. About 7 days to 10 days receive . We only
accept PAYPAL pay for. If you have other questions, please give me
the mail.