Among the list of things that are synonymous with the United States, hot dogs, apple pie, and—of course—the No. 3 car are a few of our favorites.
In motorsports history, few have achieved Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s iconic status in the eyes of American racing fans, and it’s not often that people get the opportunity to buy one of his actual cars. This weekend, you’ll have that opportunity, provided you have the extra cash and like old stock cars more than money.
Jalopnik reported that three of the No. 3 race cars driven by Earnhardt will be up for auction this Saturday, March 16, at Mecum Auctions’ Phoenix event. These include:
- A 1994 Chevrolet Lumina, estimated to sell for $200,000 to $300,000
- A 1989 Chevrolet Lumina, estimated to sell for $75,000 to $125,000
- A 1997 (listed as 1993) Chevrolet Monte Carlo, estimated to sell for $75,000 to $125,000
The ‘94 Lumina’s higher price tag stems from the fact that it is the car Earnhardt drove when he clinched his seventh NASCAR Cup Series title, according to the listing.
The auction also will feature two of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s former No. 8 race cars—including the Monte Carlo he drove to victory at the 2004 Golden Corral 500 Cup Series race—and several other Earnhardt-themed pace cars and street cars.
Mr. Earnhardt obviously had a huge amount of fans and followers so I’m a little surprised to see the estimated sale prices on the cars he once drove being offered at such a low price.
Just imagine being able to own a highly coveted piece of good ole boy history at a relatively reasonable price. Some perspective buyers might have to sacrifice part of their beer budget to afford one of the most collectible items related to the #3 icon but the lucky bidders will surely enter the realm of red neck nirvana.
I always enjoy seeing a Ford in the winners circle so I will pass on this opportunity.
And the beat goes on….
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