The car comes from the 1986-87 NASCAR season
Richard Petty is a 7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. He ended his career in 1992 with 200 career wins, the most all-time. His last win came in 1984 at Daytona.
View photos of thee Richard Petty car below.
Now, a car from the 1986-87 season has surfaced on the marketplace. It’s listed on Bring A Trailer and will go to the highest bidder.
The listing claims the Pontiac Grand Prix Aerocoupe was built by Hutcherson-Pagan. Richard Petty ran the car in several races during the 1986 and 1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Series seasons.
Its racing life came to an end after an Atlanta Motor Speedway crash in 1987. The car was then stored by Petty Enterprises until it was purchased and restored.
It was restored to era correct details. That includes the dark blue wheels.
The current owner of the car purchased the machine in 1993. He used it in vintage racing events.
Tony Oddo built the 357ci V8. The listing claims the engine has 3 hours of running time. Dynamometer documents claim 696 horsepower and 532 lb-ft of torque.
The car comes with a more up to date racing seat. However, it also comes with a period correct seat which is said to have been crafted by Kyle Petty for his father.
Richard Petty has signed the dashboard.
It’s currently fitted with a super T-10 synchro transmission. The Rear end is a 4.33 ratio. Setup currently compliments road course racing.
The car is not street legal. The seller does not encourage using it for street use.
It was last run in the Monterey Reunion back in 2012. The owner suggests to do the following before racing it anywhere, “Install new valve springs, check fuel cell, sonic clean and service the carburetor with a new kit.”
Photos of the car after the crash at Atlanta are also listed. It shows the car completely torn down following the event.
The car does not have a chassis number. The car will be sold in California on a bill of sale. It’s listed with no reserve.