The Jeff Gordon car was restored by Ray Evernham himself
Jeff Gordon began his NASCAR Cup Series career in 1992. He made his full-time debut in 1993 at the age of 21. Gordon was fast but he couldn’t finish a race.
View photos of the Jeff Gordon race car below.
The team was a stark contrast to the norm. Dale Earnhardt, the most popular drivers in the sport wore a mustache and drove an all black machine. Gordon, the kid from California unloaded with a rainbow car and grease in his hair.
By 1994, he was figuring it. He won two races and finished in the top 10 in nearly half of the events.
This week, a 1994 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Gordon is heading to auction. It’s Hendrick Motorsports chassis No. 2409 and it’s fitted with engine No. 15DM014.
The car was raced at Daytona International Speedway twice in the 1994 season.
The auction is hosted in Auburn, Indiana. The auction runs from September 2-5th, 2021.
Ray Everham comments on ‘Booker’
Several months ago, Evernham recorded a video tour of his car collected. At the time, he was in the process of restoring this car.
In the video he commented, “We finished 4th in the 1994 Daytona 500. That car sat in original condition, in a museum. So, it’s one of the most original #24 cars, I think, that exists.”
“It has so many of the original parts on it. Including, Jeff Gordon’s driving seat, the electronics. There’s a lot of work that I actually did on this car, that still exists.”
“We’re going to basically do a clean and mechanical restoration on it. We need to find some more correct engine parts and that’s what we’re doing.”
“But, everything else on that car, it’s pretty much the way it left Daytona Speedweeks in 1994.”
Everham adds, “This is one of those cars that really remind me of the good old days.”
Certificate of Authenticity
The car comes with a certificate of authenticity and a letter from Ray Evernham, the crew chief on the machine:
“I, Ray Evernham, certify that the 1994 DuPort #24 Chevrolet Lumina pictured is Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 2409, nicknamed Booker, and was driven by Jeff Gordon in the 1994 Daytona 500 and 1994 Pepsi 400.”
“I verify the chassis and pedals on the car are all original. I purchased the car fro the Gilmore Museum on June 18, 2021 and was contracted by Mr. Bishop to find and install a period correct 18-degree Chevrolet motor, header, shocks and perform routine maintenance on the car.”
“I have the authority to verify this car, as I was the crew chief of the #24 Hendrick Motorsports team in 1994 and personally built components on this car.”
“This certificate of authenticity letter should accompany the car, wherever it goes and is to be included in the sale of the car to future owners. All information and statements contained herein are true and correct.”
Gordon won four NASCAR Cup Series championships and collected 93 race wins. He retired from full-time competition at the end of the 2016 season.
Recently, Gordon left his role in the broadcast booth and he’s taken a larger position at Hendrick Motorsports.
Car For Sale
Learn more about the Jeff Gordon car for sale here.