The King's selling a bunch of his cars and motorcycles in Florida next month.
America has produced some highly accomplished racing drivers over the years, but few names draw the kind of water that Richard Petty does. The King won seven championships in NASCAR's top series over the course of his career, and that's just the start of his long and distinguished résumé. And as you might expect, he's amassed one heck of a collection of cars (and motorcycles) along the way. So many, in fact, that he's now selling a bunch of them. And for stock-car racing fans, their liquidation could represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Set to take part in Mecum Auctions' forthcoming sale in Florida next month, the Petty's Garage Collection encompasses seven cars and three motorcycles from Richard's own collection and the museum dedicated in his honor.
There's a couple of (relatively) modern stock cars in there, including a 2002 Dodge that was converted into “The World's Fastest Street Sweeper” on an episode of Monster Garage, and Bobby Labonte's 2004 Charger (wearing Petty's legendary number 43). There's a '71 Plymouth Road Runner that was converted to replicate Petty's NASCAR racer too, but the collection isn't all race cars.
They're joined by Petty's 1949 Buick Roadmaster and '51 Pontiac Streamliner station wagon, as well as a pair of modern muscle cars: a Chevy Camaro SS and a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – both 2018 models modified by Petty's Garage. And there's a trio of motorcycles, too, including a '92 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (in Petty's signature shade of blue), a '93 Harley electra Glide Sport, and a 2006 Victory Touring Cruiser.
Not a bad assortment, if you ask us, and they'll all be up for grabs at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, this January 3-13.