Jeff Gordon Fans Have the Keepsake Opportunity of a Lifetime
NASCAR fans needn’t long for the days of big engines and sophisticated paint jobs. A piece of Jeff Gordon memorabilia now on the market can help them forget that drivers make do these days with 670-horsepower engines in one-size-fits-all cars.
The downside? An exquisite memory from the four-time Cup Series champion’s 2011 season will run you into the six figures.
A Jeff Gordon No. 24 Chevy is on the market
Speedart Motorsports is advertising a 2011 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy driven by Jeff Gordon in NASCAR competition for sale at $165,000. The No. 24 Impala appeared in three races. Gordon drove it to second place in the Brickyard 400, sixth at Michigan International, and 23rd at Chicagoland. The races were part of a three-win season during which Gordon, in his 19th full-time season, placed eighth in the final standings.
The flame-wrapped car is arguably one of the best-looking rides Gordon drove in his 93-win Cup Series career. The appeal for fans of Gordon – or for any racing fan with money to spare, for that matter – is that the car isn’t stripped down to just a museum piece 11 years later.
It still has the 850-hp, 358 cubic-inch engine. It also has a four-speed gearbox used by NASCAR teams on road courses, which is somewhat of an anomaly since the Cup Series had already come through Sonoma and Watkins Glen, which were the only races away from ovals on the 2011 schedule.
The only obvious deviation from the original, according to Speedart, is that the rear spoiler is an updated carbon fiber piece, though the original wing is included with the car. Rick Ware Racing handled the restoration in a two-year project.
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