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1964 Huffaker MG Liquid Suspension Champ

For the 1964 Indianapolis 500 Kjell Qvale, who imported and distributed several British Marques, asked the head of his racing department, Joe Huffaker, to build 3 cars incorporating the hydrolastic suspension from the MG 1100 Sports Sedan. The cars raced at Indy as the MG Liquid Suspension Specials in 1964 and 1965. A. J. Foyt tested one at Phoenix, and set a new lap record before even putting on his helmet and fire suit.

In 1965 the cars were driven at Indy by Hansgen in #53, Veith #54, and Jerry Grant #48. Grant said it was one the best handling cars ''right out of the box'' he had driven. They finished 14th, 24th, and 27th, respectively. Bobby Unser gave the car its best finish, a second place at the 150 mile road race at Indianapolis Raceway Park in July.
Source Unser Racing Museum
Author Janet DeVesty
Date 2015-02-04
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