Jeff Gordon-driven 2011 NASCAR race car for sale, race ready

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 2011 Chevrolet Impala isn’t more likely to appeal to consideration from collectors, except it’s a NASCAR Cup Collection race automobile pushed by four-time champion Jeff Gordon, that’s.

Miami-based Speedart Motorsports is promoting Hendrick Motorsports’ Chassis 678, which Gordon drove within the 2011 Cup Collection (then referred to as the Dash Cup) season. It was not too long ago refurbished to race-ready situation, Speedart claims, and might be yours for an asking value of $165,000.

The 2011 vehicles had been constructed to NASCAR’s fifth-generation Cup Collection design, which debuted for the 2008 season and was referred to as the “Automotive of Tomorrow.” This design was changed after the 2012 season by the sixth-generation Cup Collection chassis, which in flip was changed by the “Subsequent Gen” automobile for the 2022 season.

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2011 Chevrolet Impala NASCAR Cup automobile pushed by Jeff Gordon (photograph through Speedart Motorsports)

Whereas badged as an Impala, and borrowing some styling parts from the now-defunct sedan’s then-current look, the Cup Collection automobile has a bespoke tube-frame chassis and rear-wheel drive as a substitute of the Impala’s front-wheel-drive format. A carbureted 5.8-liter pushrod V-8 generates an estimated 850 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque, and is coupled to a 4-speed handbook transmission.

The itemizing quotes a 0-60 mph time of three.3 seconds, which is slower than some present supercars, but additionally a 200-mph prime pace. And this automobile was designed to run at that pace repeatedly on a NASCAR oval.

Gordon drove Chassis 678 in three races, beginning with the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the place he certified eighth and completed second. The Impala was additionally raced within the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan Worldwide Speedway, the place Gordon certified ninth and completed sixth. The automobile’s ultimate race, the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, was additionally its worst end. Gordon certified twenty third and completed twenty fourth.

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2011 Chevrolet Impala NASCAR Cup automobile pushed by Jeff Gordon (photograph through Speedart Motorsports)

The automobile was subsequently bought by Hendrick Motorsports into personal possession. It was not too long ago rebuilt by present NASCAR Cup Collection group Rick Ware Racing, in response to the vendor, including that it’s at the moment arrange for track-day occasions at highway programs.

Gordon retired from full-time racing after the 2015 season. He’s at the moment a vice-president at Hendrick Motorsports, however nonetheless does occasional races. He received the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona driving a Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype, and returned to Indianapolis final month for a Porsche Carrera Cup race.

This text was initially revealed by Motor Authority, an editorial accomplice of ClassicCars.com.

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