Tuesday, January 14, 2020

1969 Dodge Daytona - $346k

The Mecum's Kissimmee sale is underway and this is Auction Lot S184. The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was created to be a high-performance, limited-edition with the sole purpose of winning high-profile NASCAR races. It won its first race, the inaugural Talladega 500. Buddy Baker, in a Charger Daytona, was the first in NASCAR history to break the 200 mph (322 km/h) mark, on March 24, 1970, at Talladega. The 1969 Dodge Daytona won two races in 1969 and another four in 1970 for a total of six.
Engine is a 440ci Magnum V8 of 425 hp and 490 lb⋅ft. The Dodge Daytona featured special body modifications that included a 23-inch-tall stabilizer wing on the rear deck and a special "nose cone" that replaced the traditional grille.
70 of the 503 Daytonas built carried the hugely expensive 426 ci Hemi.

This Daytona is unquestionably one of the finest-quality and most correctly restored in existence. It made $346k against an estimate of $300k to $350k.