"#s match real deal Daytona. Listed in the registry- car #404 of just 503 made. Has XX in vin, has build sheet and original fender tag. Has special order along the bottom of the build sheet. Original rust free metal, sold new new at Macon Dodge, GA. We have a registration showing it still lived in Georgia. Interestingly a woman named Barbara Walters owned it. In 1983 she sold it to Hal Breen in Paradise Arizona. Much more recently it underwent a rotisserie restoration to factory specs by Steve Fox in Louisville for a high profile Mopar collector.
The Daytona was the first car to break 200 mph in NASCAR racing. That was accomplished with the help of aerodynamics. A metal nose cone, flush mount rear windows, stainless windshield pillar covers and fender air extractors scoops help it slice through the air. Rear wing keeps the rear tires on the ground. In 1971 NASCAR banned ""aerocars"" because the were winning a stunning number of races.
EXTERIOR: High quality fit and finish. The metal is amazingly clean. The factory spotwelds are still showing along the bottom 1/4 panel lips. Panels are arrow straight, they fit square and flush. Painted single stage paint like they were in 1969, the color is true. The paint is slick as glass. I did not see a flaw. The jambs are slick. The headlights open and close. Any trim- stainless, chrome, tail panel is all in excellent shape. New weatherstrips. The wheels are rare Kelsey Hayes ""recall"" cast wheels on redline tires. An interesting side note. Those fender scoops were an illegal modification right in plain site. According to Nascar rules the fenders could only be modified for tire clearance, so that is the reason for them being there- not so. They actually releived air pressure that caused lift.
INTERIOR: Restored like new from floor to ceiling. Of course the upholstery and carpet is excellent, but also the dash area is professionally restored. The chrome bezels and knobs sparkle, lenses are crystal clear, gauges look new. Has a new dash pad, factory radio is in the proper whole, nothing's cut or broken. The headliner is new and remember it's a special headliner and rear deck because the rear window extends further back. The console's restored. Door panels are new, even the uppers are rubber not the reproduction plastic. Even the handles, armrest bases, window cranks are new. Every inch of the interior is excellent- steering wheel, mirror, glovebox, and even the seatbelts are restored. Open the door and the interior lights all work.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: #s match 440-375 hp Magnum motor. It's been completely rebuilt, has a nice sounding idle. The engine compartment is completely restored and detailed to factory new. Has correct Mopar hoses, clamps and radiator. Has Mopar spark plug wires all in their proper holders. Every component, bracket, linkage is proper and has the correct finish. Even the ground cable to the battery has correct orange overspray. The carb is restored and detailed. The engine bay is perfect metal, painted gloss orange. We do have the original fender tag kept in the office for safekeeping.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: All clean metal painted orange. Both jacks are included, there is a bumper jack for the back and a scissors jack for the front. Has both jacking instructions decals. Also has a correct spare and plaid mat. There are assembly crayon markings on wing braces and taillight housings. Slick paint under the trunk lid and new weatherstrip.
UNDERSIDE: Amazing, the original metal is absolutely clean. The factory seams and welds are clean, floors are smooth. There is zero undercoat, even the wheel wells are painted. The front end is completely rebuilt and detailed in correct finishes. The floors are correctly painted gray with orange overspray along the edges from the body. New correct exhaust with Mopar mufflers and proper chrome tips. New brakes, shocks, lines, fuel tank etc. Has rebuilt, vin # matched 727 Torqueflite trans. Has performance axle 3.55 posi rear.
NASCAR rules say a certain # of cars must be made for the public to purchase. Even a top brass guy at Mopar said ""this was they ugliest car he had ever seen!"" Imagine buying one of these cars in 1969 you would most likely be laughed at on the street. Well, nobody is laughing now. Because of its rarity, historical significance and outrageous design it is one of the most sought after muscle cars on the planet. Only a lucky few will be able to own one, everyone else will wish they owned one. I couldn't imagine there is one in better condition then this one. Now is your chance to be one of the lucky few!
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|Transmission:||727 TorqueFlite Automatic|