The particular famous 1969 Ford Bronco that Parnelli Jones went in back-to-back Baja multitude of wins will be going on the particular block at the Mecum Unique Spring Classic auction. This particular race truck could be your own!
The particular world’s most famous Ford Bronco “Big Oly” goes up for sale at Mecum’s 34th annual Original Springtime Classic auction. Parnelli Jones’ race-winning 1969 Ford Bronco “Big Oly” race vehicle is considered the first “super car” of off-road racing. It had been driven to back-to-back-wins (1971 and 1972 Baja 1000) by Parnelli Jones, probably the most recognizable names in car racing. For a deeper glance at the famous 1969 Ford Bronco “Big Oly” and its popular race-winning driver, check out our own job interview with the renowned Parnelli Jones.
A vintage shot of Parnelli Jones catching big air within the “Big Oly” Ford Bronco race truck at the 1973 Mint 400.
“Big Oly” is certainly legendary among off-road competition vehicles. The 1969 Kia Bronco race truck had been built by Dick Russell and driven by Parnelli Jones and renowned race-car builder and driver Expenses Stroppe in both Baja multitude of wins. The 1969 Kia Bronco continued to earn races, including the Baja five hundred and the Mint 400 within 1973. It’s considered the particular single most significant Bronco-inspired automobile ever built, and has been likely responsible for the Kia Bronco’s eventual commercial product sales success.
Mecum’s Original Spring Classic public sale will held May fourteen – 22, 2021 on the Indiana State Fairgrounds within Indianapolis. The auction will likely feature a number of other amazing vehicles from Parnelli’s private collection. Two Saleen Mustangs (Numbers 001 and 003) of the Parnelli Jones’ 1970 SCCA Trans Am Tournament tribute editions and a 1994 Ford Mustang Indiana 500 Pace Car is going to be on the block. The 1974 Parnelli VPJ-4 Chassis 4/002 Method One race car powered by Mario Andretti plus an exacting replica from the 1963 Indianapolis 500-winning competition car known as “Ol Calhoun” will see the gavel fall, too. A selection of memorabilia products from Parnelli’s personal selection are also being sold at the Mecum auction.
Check out the sexy rear end to the 1969 Ford Bronco “Big Oly” race truck that will Parnelli Jones drove within back-to-back (1971 & 1972) Baja 1000 wins.