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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 06:00 PM
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Most beautiful Stock Car ever built...never allowed to race...Now FOR SALE
This car is LEGEND.
Of course, I'm talking about Smokey Yunick's hybrid 66/67 Chevelle custom built for the 1968 Daytona 500.



"The story of this car starts back in 1963 when GM decided to terminate all factory support for racing. Most teams switched to Ford or Mopar products but not Smokey Yunick. In the mid-sixties Smokey built a series of 1966 Chevelles that have transcended the racing record to enter the lofty realm of legend. The first car blew off all the Fords and Mopars and won the pole for the 67 Daytona 500 with Curtis Turner behind the wheel. It also sat on the pole for the next race at Atlanta but Turner crashed it in practice and the car was destroyed. The car was full of Smokeys tricks, some that NASCAR knew about and some they didnt.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Smokey-Yunick-Chevelle-B...




"For 1968 Smokey took all that he had learned from the 67 Daytona car added even more. In the end, NASCAR didnt agree with Smokeys rule interpretations and never let the car run, not even in tire testing! He ended up selling the car to a racer in Georgia who tried to run it in a Sportsman race at Daytona in 1969 and NASCAR again refused to let it race. In 1988 Smokey realized he had never been paid for the car and tracked it down. He recovered it from a city dump where the car had been taken after the shop it was stored in had burned down. Once back in the Best Damn Garage in Town it was carefully restored back to the condition it was in when presented to tech inspection at Daytona in 1968."





I was a fan in 1967, and remember the car and the controversy.
For years, the prevailing gossip was that Smokey had carefully scaled down every body piece to create a 15/16 "reproduction" that would have had an unfair aerodynamic advantage.

If I had an extra $MILLION laying around, I would spend it here.
I wonder what it would take to get this "street legal"?
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-10 01:43 PM
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1. wow..that has to be worth its weight in gold...
belongs in a museum somewhere...
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tiptoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-10 12:04 AM
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2. .nt
Edited on Sun Oct-10-10 12:42 AM by tiptoe
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-16-11 03:10 PM
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3. ?
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-16-11 03:16 PM
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4. :-)
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