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For sale on eBay: ‘Never wrecked’ 1999 Indy 500 Dallara


It might not pass technical inspection to compete in the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 in May, but for a mere $28,000, you can own a former 1999 Dallara IR9 IRL Indycar chassis.

And where else can you buy it, but eBay.

A seller with the name “bad_influence_hotrods” has the chassis up for sale on the auction site through this coming Sunday.

It’s generated quite a bit of interest: at this writing, 14 people are “watching” the ad, perhaps waiting for a last-minute price drop.

The seller is open to a “or best offer” if you think the $28k is a bit steep for your wallet.

One thing to note, though: while this car was raced in the 1999 Indy Racing League series, including that season’s Indy 500, it no longer has a motor.

But hey, if you can afford a Indy car chassis, what’s a few more thousand bucks for a motor, right?

Plus, the ad has a few more interesting tidbits:

1) It’s listed as both “Used” and “Never wrecked”

2) New “Dayglo STP orange” paint job

3) If you want it, you have to go pick it up in Cross Plains, Indiana, in the southern part of the Hoosier state. If you don’t know where Cross Plains is at, it’s between the towns of Correct, Friendship and Pleasant, Ind. (I know that area real well: I hit a deer – in a brand new SUV – near Cross Plains back in 2013, while on my way back from the NASCAR race at nearby Kentucky Speedway).

4) It’s all self-contained. As the ad states, “We have the headers and exhaust, radiator, oil cooler and carbon fibre ducts. You will need the engine, ECU and front calipers to complete.”

5) And it apparently comes with eBay’s Vehicle Purchase Protection program for the purchase.

Yes, but does the Dallara come with a CarFax report?

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Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”