1974 MERCURY MONTEGO STREET VERSION RACE CAR - 96817Sold for Charity* at Scottsdale 2011 - Lot #962 1974 MERCURY MONTEGO STREET VERSION RACE CARhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/96817/96817_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #962 1974 MERCURY MONTEGO STREET VERSION RACE CAR
Lot #962 - This custom built Wood Brothers Mercury street version race car is a replica of the car that hall of fame elect David Pearson drove to defeat hall of fame driver Richard Petty in the memorable 1976 Daytona 500. In that famous race, both drivers spun off the track as they approached the finish line and Pearson was able to recover first to take the checkered flag in what was arguably the most exciting Daytona 500 race finish ever. Recently elected to the NASCAR hall of fame, David Pearson had one of the most distinguished racing careers in motor sports. This street version replica race car was custom built by Gateway Classic Mustang and features a Ford Racing 521cid V8 engine and characteristic body style and paint job that evokes nostolgia to all classic racing fans. The car was donated to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, AZ. Established in 2002 by champion drag racer Darrell Gwynn and his wife Lisa, the foundation's mission is to provide awareness, prevention, support and ultimately a cure for paralysis.
**PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION**
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