Jeff Gordon will no doubt go down as one of the greats of the newest generation of NASCAR drivers. The fans recognize this and have spoken in the form of bids at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction where one of Jeff Gordon’s former stock cars was sold for $500,000.
The money garnered for the stock car, a final generation Chevrolet Monte Carlo, was raised for Jeff Gordon’s charity “Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation” and his other program “Kick It For Cancer.”
The car itself is a Pepsi livery Chevrolet Monte Carlo, and a true Jeff Gordon number 24. The Monte Carlo was a driving force in GM’s success in its NASCAR program, being the preferred body style from 1972 until the Monte Carlo was discontinued in the 2007 model year. General Motor’s even offered special edition “Pace Edition” Monte Carlos, complete with checkered flags and other small design cues differentiating it from run-of-the-mill Montes.
If you’ve ever watched a Barrett-Jackson auction, things get very exciting the more the number climbs and a bidding war ensues. It’s even better when that dollar figure is for a great cause.