LAS VEGAS – Richard Petty’s No. 43 1974 Dodge Charger, considered one of the most historically important cars in NASCAR history, sold for $490,000 on Saturday at Julien’s Auctions. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
The motorsports auction was composed of property from the collection of Richard Petty, the most decorated driver in NASCAR history.
The NASCAR Hall of Famer drove the Charger to victory in 31 races, the most wins driven in one car in all of NASCAR history, including his fifth Daytona 500 win. It is the most historic car in Petty’s acclaimed 35-year racing history that saw a record number 200 career race wins, over 700 top 10s in 1,184 starts, seven Daytona 500 wins and seven NASCAR Championships.
Another marquee moment of Saturday’s auction was the sale of NASCAR star Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.’s history-making Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (below), which sold for $81,000. The Richard Petty Motorsports driver drove the car to second place in his first Daytona 500 and became the second highest finishing rookie ever in their Daytona 500 debut as well as the highest finishing African-American driver in the 60-year history of the Great American Race.
Several racing suits sold, highlighted by a 2003 Victory Lap Winston Cup Series racing suit that sold for $2,560 above its estimate of $800-$1,200 and a Sparco brand Richard Petty Motorsports racing suit worn by Petty (below) that sold for $3,437 (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).
A 1975 Richard Petty NASCAR Winston Cup Award plaque that sold for $1,920 above its estimate of $300-$500 and a Richard Petty International Motorsports Hall of Fame ring sold for $3,840 above its estimate of $1,000-$2,000.
Other highlights included a 2017 Petty Garage limited edition Mustang golf cart which sold for $10,625 well over its original estimate of $6,000-$8,000; his No. 43 black cowboy boots that sold for $8,960 well above its estimate: $1,000-$2,000 as well as his iconic black cowboy hat which sold for $2,880 (estimate: $600-$800); his Jeff Hamilton leather jacket with the STP racing team logo that sold for $1,125 (estimate: $600-$800).