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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Dale Earnhardt #3

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Online May 2020: Collector Cars - Barrett-Jackson
Friday, 8 May - Sunday, 17 May 2020
$425,000
Sale Price
200
Lot Number
N/A
Original
Barrett-Jackson
Auction House
Chassis No. RCR0220296. Black, Goodwrench #3 livery over black cloth. 358-ci V-8, 4-speed manual. Short and intermediate oval configuration.

Evaluation: Competition car, original as raced | Raced by Dale Earnhardt at Bristol, Dover, Rockingham (winner in 1996) and Darlington between 1996 and 1999. Cleaned up in the Richard Childress Racing shop and appears to be in good overall condition, raced but cosmetically freshened. Donated by Richard Childress with all proceeds to Feeding America and Samaritan’s Purse. Free delivery by Reliable Carriers.

Bottom Line: This was the most interesting lot of Barrett-Jackson’s online auction. It went on and on—and on—between two bidders who tried all the tricks, sometimes bidding in the last seconds and other times responding instantly to show determination. The result is fair enough, and it goes to a good cause.

by Hagerty Editor
8 May 2020
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Parts car.
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