It’s not everyday that a NASCAR legend posts his personal cars up for sale on eBay. But today is that day, and none other than Dale Earnhardt Jr is that legend. The 2014 Daytona 500 winner posted up two cars from his rarified collection – a 1999 Callaway Corvette C12 and his custom-built 1955 Chevy Bel Air – and as it is on eBay, you could be the next owner. Right, so about the cars.
In 2004, Dale Jr. took ownership this slick ’55 custom Bel Air, built specifically for him by Funkmaster Flex. You heard right. It utilizes a Jim Meyer chassis and 434ci Scott Shafiroff motor, outputting over 500 horsepower.
The custom aluminum wheels sport Earnhardt’s previous number ’8′, and on the inside the dash and interior feature a nice resto-mod look. The ad even states that if you’re the winning bidder, Dale Jr. will personally hand the keys over and autograph the car. Not bad!
Dale Jr.’s 1999 Callaway C12 shows a mere 23,432 miles on the odometer and appears just as fresh (and blisteringly fast) as it did when it was crafted over 15 years ago. The C12 was originally designed to compete at Le Mans in the GT2 category. It did just that. The race-version C12.R actually sprinted to take the class pole position in 2001 at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
At its core, the C12 started life as a C5 Corvette, then Callaway Cars and Callaway Competition got to work and widened the body, overhauled the suspension, and stuck a highly-tuned SuperNatural LS-series engine underneath. The price? Callaway charged approximately $200,000 a pop, and Earnhardt was one of a lucky few to receive one.