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F/S: 1962 INDY 500 Program Book, with AVANTI Centerfold.


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I have a very good condition, 1962 INDY 500 Program Book for sale. It includes the usually-missing, separate four-page Starting Position folder, with Lap Score Sheet, Lap Prize Donors Honor Roll, and Scoring Chart by Car Numbers (the starting position panel of this separate folder has a few handwritten notations on it). This is the Indy 500 race that most folks agree was supposed to be paced by the new Avanti. But, for whatever reason, (some people say a rear window blowout at speed would have been embarrassing), the Avanti was relegated to display-only status at the race. Of course, a 1962 Lark Daytona convertible did the pace car duties.

This 1962 Indy 500 official program book from May 30, 1962 is good-sized, with 104 pages. It features a beautiful, full-color Avanti ad in the centerfold, along with a pitch from Sherwood Egbert. The book is filled with photos, many classic full-page automotive and gas/oil ads, race historical information, and driver profiles. This 55-year-old book is in overall, very good condition. There is some minor yellowing around the edge of the front cover, as seen in the photo below. NOTE: Please DISREGARD any lighting glare seen in the photos of the cover, the Avanti ad, and any other pages. These areas are all fine.

The price for this original program book, plus the bonus four-page starting position folder, is just $15, plus $5 for protected, flat shipping. Please PM me here on the forum, if you're interested in purchasing this. Thanks for looking. John


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