One-of-a-Kind Miller V16 Racing Car for Auction at RM Monterey
Some legends come, and some legends go. Bugatti is a name you'll recognize because the famous automaker of yore was reborn in splendid fashion under the Volkswagen umbrella. But for every revived automaker of yesteryear, there are dozens more that will likely never see the light of day, save for vintage car events and headline auctions. Like Miller, for example. Just like Bugatti dominated grand prix racing in Europe, Miller dominated Indy racing in America in the 1920's. In fact Harry Miller's engine designs remained in use through the 1980s, by which time they had racked up innumerable victories and earned their place in history. And this is perhaps the most prominent of them all: the one-of-a-kind 1931 Miller V16 racing car. After competing in the Indianapolis 500 several times in its heyday, the Miller V16 engine was separated from its chassis only to be reunited decades later by collector Chuck Davis, who restored it to its former glory and took it on tour around the world, visiting the most prestigious vintage car concours and club events. Now, for the first time in decades, the only V16-engined car ever made by Miller will be offered at RM Auctions' event in Monterey, California, where it is projected to sell for as much as $1 million.