Earnhardt-raced Dodge is Pick of the Day

Celebrity provenance boosts the price of collectible cars, and the Pick of the Day reportedly comes with about as much of that as possible — it’s a 1994 IROC Dodge Avenger raced by, among others, the late Dale Earnhardt Sr., and driven by him to victory at Talladega in 1995.

According to the advertisement placed on ClassicCars.com by the car’s private owner, the chassis actually dates to 1984 and is a Banjo Matthews chassis originally bodied with a Chevrolet Camaro body for the International Race of Champions.

“When IROC switched to Dodge Daytonas in 1990, the chassis was retrofitted with Dodge power and the Daytona body,” the seller says. “Finally in 1994, the IROC race cars were all fitted with the Dodge Avenger bodies.

“This car retains one of the original IROC Dodge 355 cu. in 9:1 compression race engines, with only 45

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