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1946 Kurtis-Offy Ross Page Special< Back to Vehicles


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The Ross Page Special was one of the few newly designed and built cars to race in the first Indy 500 after World War II. Manufactured by Frank Kurtis, it features a rear faring made of Plexiglas, a novelty for the day. The special is powered by a 183 cubic-inch Offenhauser engine for which former Miller engineer Leon Duray designed a large Roots-type supercharger. The car raced unsuccessfully in 1946, 1947, and 1948 then was withdrawn from Indy competition. The donor later acquired the car, restored it, and briefly campaigned it in vintage events before donating it to the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum, Gift of John & Heather Mozart