Car News: Oversteer
There Is a NASCAR For Sale on Autotrader for $24,000
Every morning, I browse Autotrader for weird things to feature here on Autotrader Find -- and today, I've located the Holy Grail: a 1998 Ford Taurus NASCAR driven by Kenny Wallace at Martinsville Speedway during the 1998 NASCAR season.
This particular NASCAR is listed as "1999 Ford Other Models," which is an apt description, since it certainly isn't like any other Ford I've encountered. By this, what I mean to say is that the description includes many things I've never even heard of, such as "Holley 830 CFM 1450," which sounds like a rural road in Texas, and also my personal favorite: "Laughlin Intermediate Drop Snout Raised Left Rail," which honestly sounds like seven randomly chosen words placed next to one another, such as "Chicago Heavy Crystal Umbrella Brick Pen Cap."
With that said, this car has a lot of other interesting stuff also described thoroughly -- such as a "Triple disk Tilton clutch," an "ASH Cup-legal dry sump motor" with dyno time only, a "freshly rebuilt" Rankin road-race transmission, dual MSD boxes and coils "certified by NASCAR," and shocks by Penske valved for a road course. I have no idea what virtually any of this stuff is, but if you're buying a used NASCAR, you probably know all of it. "Oh," you're probably saying. "DUAL MSD boxes. What a treat!"
If you're interested in this vehicle, which is currently set up for Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, California (despite the car being located in Dallas), you'll find that it's offered for a highly affordable $23,995. Actually, I have no idea if this is high or low for one of these cars, as I've never personally priced a NASCAR. I have, however, priced a Toyota Corolla, and I know this costs about the same. And let's be honest: Wouldn't you rather have the NASCAR?
No, I definitely wouldn't either.
Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.
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