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V2-05 1960 Watson Agajanian-Willard Battery Special Roadster*

A. J. Watson's roadster designs dominated the Indianapolis 500, winning four times between 1956 and '62. This roadster, an exercise in elegant simplicity, was built for team owner J. C. Agajanian in 1960. The 252-cubic-inch Offenhauser-powered machine nicknamed "Calhoun" went on to win the 1963 Indianapolis 500 in the hands of Parnelli Jones. After being the first ever driver to officially lap the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in excess of 150 mph in 1962, Parnelli led the race for the first 300 miles until brake failure caused him to finish seventh. Starting from the pole position again in 1963, he led for almost the entire race and won at a then-record average speed of 143.137 mph. Owned in 2013 by Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Indianapolis, Indiana
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V2-05 1960 Watson Agajanian-Willard Battery Special Roadster*