It’s the biggest day on the motorsport calendar with the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 all taking place. Motorsports fans can look forward to a day packed with dawn-to-dusk racing across three different racing disciplines as Formula 1, IndyCar and NASCAR can show off their wares to Memorial Day Weekend viewers. .
As NASCAR wraps up the night with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, my daily window-shopping on ClassicCars.com Led me to a Chevy with the NASCAR Hall of Fame pedigree.
“The car was originally built by Todd Nelson of Land O’ Lakes Florida in 1999 and was featured on the July 2000 Super Chevy magazine cover,” the listing reads. “The car was later acquired by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and was later featured in an episode of the TV show “Ride with Funkmaster Flex” originally aired in June 2004 in which Earnhardt Jr. and the host can be seen driving the car during an interview.”
It has a custom two-tone black and teal exterior with an induction-style hood, hood pins, and Corvette flag emblems on the fenders. This Chevy has a lowered stance and rolls on offset Torque-Thrust style wheels, with 245/40 tires up front and 275/35 rear tires.
“The interior includes power-adjustable front bucket seats upholstered in black tweed with turquoise tweed insert and black vinyl side,” the listing reads. “The custom door panels are tailored to match the machined billet armrests and cranks for the side and vent windows. A custom-made center console covered in black tweed with a simulated carbon fiber trim panel is mounted between the bucket seats, housing the CD changer, a pair of cupholders and a storage box.
Under the hood is a bored 454ci V8 .060 engine with a high rise Weiand Stealth intake manifold, Holley 650cfm carburetor and cast iron heads with roller rocker arms. The engine is mated to a 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission with a shift kit and 3,000 rpm stall converter that sends power to a 12-bolt rear with a 4.56 positive-drive differential :1.
The seller is asking $42,500 for the Biscayne and with its previous owner, TV appearance and custom work, it’s a bargain. The sale includes a laminated title from North Carolina in the name of Dale Earnhardt Jr with signature, as well as a copy of the July 2000 issue of Great Chevy magazine.
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