2012 Dallara-Honda DW12
Offered by Mecum | Monterey, California | August 25, 2018
The DW12 was IndyCar’s new chassis beginning in the 2012 season. Named for the late Dan Wheldon, the DW12 is expected to be the series’ base chassis through the 2020 season. Built by Dallara, this chassis, #037, won the 2016 Indy 500 with rookie Alexander Rossi behind the wheel.
The engine in this car is a twin-turbo 2.2-liter Honda V-6 tuned to make about 625-ish horsepower. It still wears the distinctive blue and yellow NAPA livery that Rossi took to victory lane as well as the 2016 Honda Speedway aero kit. You’re probably wondering why this “2012” Dallara won the 2016 Indy 500. Well, here’s the Indy 500 competition history for this chassis:
- 2012 Indianapolis 500 – 12th (with Alex Tagliani)
- 2013 Indianapolis 500 – 24th (with Tagliani)
- 2014 Indianapolis 500 – 20th (with Jack Hawksworth)
- 2015 Indianapolis 500 – 16th (with Gabby Chaves)
- 2016 Indianapolis 500 – 1st (with Alexander Rossi)
That’s right, it’s run five Indy 500s, winning the last time out (and what a race it was). The official entrant was Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian… which is a mouthful. Indy 500-winning cars rarely change hands and many of them are owned by the Speedway Museum itself. So it’s rare that one is out in the wild – especially one that could technically still compete. Here’s your chance to grab a piece of history. Click here for more info and here for more from this sale.
Update: Sold $1,127,500.