Lot #1145 - Original JC Penney Factory A/FX Super Stock Race Car with factory fiberglass bumpers, hood, fenders, doors, decklid and dash option. Formerly owned by and purchased privately from Reggie Jackson. Showcased for the last ten years exclusively in the World of Speed exhibit room at Wayne Lensing's Historic Auto Attractions Museum in Roscoe, IL. This 1965 Dodge Coronet F/X Super Stock was originally campaigned as the "Penny Pincher" with Keith Black as the engine builder. Several years after being retired, this vehicle reappeared as a Dick Landy car. After the new owner realized that the documentation was false and the car was actually not a Landy car, he had the car researched by Jim Kramer (Kramer Automotive Specialties, Herman, PA). It was discovered that the car was the original JC Penny race car named the "Penny Pincher" used to promote the stores line of A/FX automotive products. Jim stated this is "a very important car." Additional owner's documentation states that in 1965, the factories weren't allowed to use aluminum body parts on the cars anymore. So they offered the '65 lightweights with acid-dipped body panels. Chrysler interpreted the rules in their own way, and the rules specified no aluminum. However, NHRA didn't say anything about using fiberglass panels on their altered-wheelbased cars, but in order to do that they had to offer fiberglass on their regular (un-altered) wheelbase cars as an option. As it turns out, the fiberglass was completed just before the NHRA ruled that fiberglass and altered-wheelbase cars would not be allowed. The fiberglass program was summarilay scrapped after the ruling, but for a very short period of time, fiberglass remained an option on the standard, un-altered race cars, and only one was ordered with this option, the car used by JC Penny. It's really a trick car with aluminum door hinges, fiberglass fenders, doors, hood, decklid, bumpers and even the dash. It also has Corning plexiglass windows. As it turns out, this car is rarer than anyone expected, it may be the only one of its type in existence. Electing not to return the car to its former appearance, he brought McDonald's on board for their very first venture into motorsports advertising. That's right, the very first race car ever to be graced with the Golden Arches. Coca-Cola also joined in to create the McDonald's Coca-Cola Nostalgic Race Team as it still appears today. As with many original race cars, the car currently has a NOM aluminum head HEMI, original magnesium cross ram, 727 Torqueflight and DANA rear end.
**NOT STREET LEGAL, SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY**