Dale Earnhardt, Jr. recently turned to eBay to sell his 1955 Chevy Bel Air and 1999 Corvette, and the final bids did not disappoint. According to foxsports.com, the 1955 Chevy Bel Air sold for a whopping $90,100, and the 1999 Corvette went for an impressive $77,000.
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The 1955 Chevy Bel Air is a one-of-a-kind car, built by Funkmaster Flex’s Team Baurtwell on a chassis modified by Jim Meyer Racing Products. The Bel Air features a 434 small block V8 engine that puts out 500 horsepower, a five-speed Hurst shifter with an 8-ball grip, and chrome wheels adorned with Earnhardt, Jr.’s former #8. Perhaps most unusual about the car is the fact that the odometer remained at zero miles. Apparently, Earnhardt, Jr. never bothered to drive the updated classic.
Both winners have the option of travelling to Little E to have the keys handed over personally, and receive an autograph on the vehicle itself. No word yet if either purchaser will take him up on the offer. (But seriously, who would pass that up, especially after spending that kind of money to own one of his cars?)
Here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, we think it’s safe to say we’re a bit jealous. Did you miss out on the opportunity to bid on one of Earnhardt, Jr.’s cars? Stop by today – we’ll get you into a much newer version.