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A rare 1966 Shelby Mustang GT-350H and a No. 43 STP Pontiac driven by Richard Petty during the 1988 NASCAR season are among the cars scheduled to be up for bid when Tom Mack Classics presents Auction @ AutoFair Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
The two-day auction is part of the April 12-15 Food Lion AutoFair, the world's largest automotive extravaganza. The four-day event also includes a car show featuring makes and models from more than 50 clubs; more than 10,000 vendor spaces that offer a plethora of automotive parts and memorabilia; and a car corral that features over 1,500 vehicles available for sale or trade.
For the first time, the Friday portion of Tom Mack Classics' Auction @ AutoFair will be held during the evening with activities starting at 5 p.m. All automobiles crossing the auction block on Friday evening will be sold at no reserve as will a 30-year collection of automotive signs and memorabilia.
Among the cars that will be sold at no reserve on Friday is a Shelby Mustang GT-350H, one of only 1,000 built in 1966 for Hertz Rent-A-Car's "Rent-A-Racer" promotion. This black-and-gold classic has been restored to museum quality and its original automatic transmission has been replaced with a manual four-speed unit.
The No. 43 Pontiac Grand Prix race car features the correct Petty blue and STP red paint scheme. It was one of Petty Enterprises' superspeedway cars and was in the team's transporter as a back-up when Petty survived a spectacular frontstretch flip during the 1988 Daytona 500. The car is powered by a race-ready, 700-horsepower engine and comes with a notarized letter from Petty certifying its authenticity.
The extensive list of auction cars also includes: an unrestored 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 "R" Code with a 427-cubic-inch engine; a 1966 Dodge Coronet with a Hemi engine that was originally used to run moonshine; a 1928 Ford Model A Phaeton that has been restored to Antique Automobile Club of America specifications; a rare 1931 Chrysler Rumble Seat Coupe; a polo white 1954 Corvette with a two-speed automatic transmission; and an unrestored 1959 Edsel Corsair with 38,000 original miles.
For consignment information or to obtain a complete list of auction cars, contact Tom Mack Classics at (704) 821-6225 or visit www.tommackclassics.com.
Information about the April 12-15 Food Lion AutoFair can be obtained by visiting here or contacting the Lowe's Motor Speedway events department at (704) 455-3205.