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.