Hildegas Indianapolis 1959 (former
owner Sammy Packard)
From Roland: "The Hildegas Indianapolis
from 1959 is apparently one out of three of its kind, built from Hildegas
carmaker from Indiana, USA. According to historic documents the racecar
was built for the Indy 500 series and later owned by Sammy Packard, the
1979, Sammy sold the car to Germany.
Between ’86 and ’97 the car was shown at many racing events around Europe
(e.g. Nürburgring, Hockenheim, Zolder, Most, Brünn, Hungaro-Ring).
The Hildegas has FiA certification papers from ’86 and some historic documents
including one from Sammy Packard selling the car to Germany.
The other two Hildegas has been sold
to Germany in the ‘70s as well and are currently resting in a museum in
The Hildegas has a Chevy V8 small-block
(5400cc) engine with around 400hp and V-max 300km/h (185 mph). The Hildegas
is in quite good condition. To plan further restoration I’m trying to find
out more historic and technical information about the Hildegas. Anything
that could help to get more information about the history of this car is
very much appreciated."
If you can help Roland learn more about
his car: Please