This is the "Kraco KR-1 001 Prototype" and the only car Kraco built. It is currently set up as a show car with a dummy Cosworth in it. The car retains all of the original parts including instruments, brakes, radiators, oil cooler, etc. The gearbox case has "Kraco" cast into the side. The box uses Hewland DGB internal parts so gears and spares are easy to find. The car was not stripped as many show cars have been. The only missing items are the half shafts and one rear sway bar link. It should be very easy and inexpensive to get it running again with a Cosworth DFX or, with a little effort, Chevrolet power. The paint scheme is the same as Danny Sullivan's car carried at the Indy 500 in 1992 when he drove for Kraco so we believe it was last used as a show car for that event. It can be used as a show car again with almost no effort or could be raced in Euro BOSS, US BOSS or USSS. We have looked over the car and are quite impressed with many of the design elements. Don Haliday did a really good job on the design and we feel the car would have been fast it it had been raced. The car is like new in condition with only shop wear on it. Three sessions total time on car. Please note: The photos were taken when the car first arrived and it was quite dirty. We have cleaned it since then but it is in an area where new photos are difficult to take. This is a serious car and we are looking for a serious buyer.
Following the success of Jim Hall's Chaparral in 1980, other CART teams began building their own cars such as Penske and Rahal. In 1985, Maury Kraines of Kraco had Don Haliday design and build this prototype which was to be called the Kraco KR-1 Indy Car. The car was completed and tested with Cosworth DFX power and Robin Herd from March heard about it. Herd flew to California to meet with Maury and convinced him to become the March factory team rather than build his own cars. If not for that rather persuasive trip, Michael Andretti might have achieved his success in '87 in a proprietary Kraco built car instead of a March. Kevin Cogan drove the car in two test sessions and Michael Andretti drove one. That is all the time ever put on the car. It is like new. This is a very good and quite inexpensive CART era Indy car. You will not find a car more complete, with less total time or for less money.
Recent Competition History
Test time only
Weight: 1375 lbs
Age: should be replaced
Water Rad Location: both side pods
Oil Cooler: aluminum
Oil Cooler Location: right side pod
Type: Kraco transaxle with Hewland DGB internal parts