2014 Chevrolet SS

NASCAR
$212,800
Sale Price
$150,000 - $200,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
22 May 2021
Sold Date
146
Lot Number
#2
Competition restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. HMS0114861; Engine no. 14L12024. R07 356/725hp Hendrick fuel injected V-8, 4-speed, current NASCAR roll cage, fire system.

Evaluation: Jeff Gordon’s last “Rainbow Warrior” livery race car. Restored by Hendrick to high cosmetic and mechanical standards. Raced five times at Fontana, Darlington, Charlotte, Michigan and Atlanta in 2014, then three more times in 2015 including Bristol where it wore this livery for the last time.

Bottom Line: Famous multiple NASCAR champion driver, meticulous restoration by the race shop that built it, modern fuel injected engine and iconic “Rainbow Warrior” livery combine to make this a rare opportunity and the bidders rose to meet the opportunity with this result. It’s expensive even for a well-restored NASCAR Cup race car, but that’s not the point. At this price it probably won’t be making vintage NASCAR race appearances, more’s the pity.

by Rick Carey
7 June 2021
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Condition #4: Fair
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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