Parnelli Jones’ “Big Oly” Sells For Record $1.87 Million at Mecum Indy


Photograph: Mecum Auctions

Indianapolis, IN — “Massive Oly,” essentially the most recognizable Ford Bronco on the planet and the primary “tremendous automotive” of off-road racing that was twice piloted by Parnelli Jones to victory within the Baja 1000, offered at this time for a report $1.87 million at Dana Mecum’s thirty fourth Authentic Spring Basic happening by means of Saturday on the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. 

Photograph: Mecum Auctions

The famed 1969 Ford Bronco was amongst eight vehicles and a whole lot of memorabilia consigned by Jones to the public sale. Massive Oly has a legacy unparalleled by every other off-road racer to return earlier than or after its 1971 and ‘72 wins within the world-famous Baja 1000. 

Photograph: Nick Lish

Constructed by Dick Russell and piloted by famend racers Jones and Invoice Stroppe in each of its Baja 1000 wins, Massive Oly additionally went on to dominate the Baja 500 and the Mint 400 in 1973, cementing its legacy as the only most important Bronco-inspired automobile ever constructed and the one doubtless most answerable for the mannequin line’s final business gross sales success.


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