Here’s something I had to post about. What you are viewing here is an eBay auction for a replica of Bobby Allison’s #22, 1969 Dodge Daytona. Now, in the past few years there’s been a few Bobby Allison replica’s out there, the last one, supposedly a prototype car for NASCAR, popped up at the recent Mecum Auto Auction but went due to false representation.
This one however, is pretty cool, albeit being a little rough around the edges. It looks to be well represented in the add, although it would have been nice to have some better pictures. Mechanically, it looks to be an almost bone stock 1970 Dodge Charger, which is fine as long as you don’t think you’re purchasing a performance car.
The nice part is that this car looks to be something that the new owner could take out, drive and have some fun with. It seems to have all the correct Daytona goodies, like the rear-window plug, wing and nose cone which is good because these parts are VERY expensive. Whether they were installed properly however is a different story and one that I can’t tell by looking at the pictures.
Understand, the Dodge Daytona is a fickle beast as they only made 503 of them, so getting a real one falls into the realm of unobtainium. They are also an absolute BITCH to clone correctly, I know this, because it took me over 2 years to build one to the point where everything works properly.
(*Not for sale… this one’s mine…)
I have to say though, they are amazing to look at and seeing one on the road is a rare treat indeed. I’ll eventually post some pics up of my build and when you see what went into, it you’ll be amazed. We have four more days before this auction ends… right now its at 15k, which is NOT a lot of money for this car. Check back on Tuesday when we’ll do a follow-up to see what happens.