NASCAR legend Richard Petty is selling his 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon on eBay. Some lucky son-of-a-gun has a chance to buy The King’s Hemi. Petty went out of his way to buy this Demon specifically because it is VIN number #0043, his racing number. Petty has also autographed the dashboard and engine bay. Of course, the car comes complete with the Demon Box, also signed by The King. This Demon has less than 500 miles on its odometer with just 449 on display. The eBay listing has a But It Now price of $159,000 with five days left on the auction.
Dodge SRT Demon’s for sale with a six-figure price tags is nothing new. But is $160,000 the right price for The King’s Dodge Demon? If you owned it would you drag race it or keep it locked in a trailer as a four-wheeled 401K retirement plan?
The King of NASCAR
For those too young or who have lived under a rock, Richard Petty is the most successful racer in NASCAR history. With over 200 wins under his trademark cowboy hat and seven championship titles. Throughout his racing career, he won the Daytona 500 seven times and racked up 1184 race starts.
Race cars associated with his legendary career includes the 1969 Ford Torino Talladega. Plymouth even built the 1970 Plymouth Super Bird just to get Petty back on their team for the 1970 season. The Petty blue Super Bird became his character in the 2006 Pixar film Cars. Petty was also the first NASCAR driver to earn over $1 million in career earnings. His racing career spans from 1958 to 1992, and even now at age 82 still runs his own race team and restoration shop in North Carolina. Richard Petty is The King of NASCAR.