The majority of cars that cross the auction block at one of Mecum’s many classic car sales are either pristine survivor cars or heavily restored. However at its Kissimee 2016 auction, Mecum plans to sell off a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona that was found rotting away in an Alabama barn and it will be presented exactly how it was found.
This Charger Daytona was found about 60 miles south of Montgomery, Alabama stored in an older gentleman’s barn. After some prodding the man agreed to sell the car to the unnamed Greenwood, Alabama man that found it, who will now make a pretty penny on the car seeing as it’s projected to sell for a staggering $180,000.
The astronomical price is justified by the car’s numbers matching powertrain, original wing, front fender bubbles and nosecone and well-preserved bodywork. The Charger Daytona was also a NASCAR homologation special, meaning Dodge only had to build 500 of them to keep the Charger Daytona legal in the race series. They ended up building 503, so this is a car more rare than a Ferrari F40, Porsche 918 and countless other valuable classics.
Check out the listing here before the car is sold off at Mecum Kissimmee on January 22nd, 2016.