The CART series has long been America’s premier open wheel racing series, and with multiple championships, the Andretti racing family has been its most favored winners. Father and son Mario and Michael had overlapping careers, giving fans splendid battles for first place, with neither family member giving an inch.
The March 87C on offer here was flown to Kraco Enterprises’ racing headquarters in Compton, CA, on January 14, 1987. Over 15 races that year in the PPG Indy Car World Series, Michael Andretti enjoyed a sensational season with chassis 87C-06, finishing second in the championship by the narrowest of margins with 158 points. Andretti scored two pole positions and qualified in the top five 13 times, winning four races at Milwaukee, Michigan, Nazareth and Miami.
While most of the Indy cars one sees for sale have “also-ran” history or are non-running cars, by comparison, the car presented here was piloted by a famous driver and is historic race prepared. The present owner reports that the car is very original, with nothing altered or changed. He further informs us that it is fitted with a fresh Cosworth DFX motor, and comes with both oval and road course body work, plus the usual miscellaneous spares.