1965 Brawner Hawk-Ford Indy Car
Offered by Mecum | Indianapolis, Indiana | May 13-21, 2022
Clint Brawner was a race car designer and mechanic who worked on the front-engined Indy roadsters before he built this, the rear-engined Hawk. Hawks were all over the American open-wheel grid from 1965 into the early 1970s.
This particular car is powered by a 4.2-liter Ford DOHC V8 with Hilborn fuel injection paired with a two-speed Halibrand gearbox. It carries the Dean Van Lines Special livery that Mario Andretti ran in his rookie year at the Indy 500. The competition history for this chassis includes:
- 1965 Indianapolis 500 – 3rd (with Andretti)
- 1965 Hoosier GP at IRP – 1st (with Andretti)
- 1966 Indianapolis 500 – 18th, DNF (with Andretti, from pole)
That ’65 win at Indianapolis Raceway Park was Mario’s first Indy Car victory. He won a total of nine races in this car as well as the 1965 and 1966 USAC Champ Car championships. It’s being offered out of Ray Evernham’s personal collection. Click here for more info.
Update: Sold $2,200,000.