Most recently, the 2000 Cadillac Northstar LMP No. 19 race car became available to fill the role of a track toy (or museum ornament), and received a winning bid of $99,000 at the recent Barrett-Jackson auction. A relative bargain, all things considered. But there is a catch. And it’s not good for those hoping to impress other track-goers on a Sunday morning.
Similar to the 2004 Buick Rainier GNX we covered, the LMP was sold “on bill of sale only,” meaning it could not be driven on the road. Actually, this specific LMP can’t be driven at all as GM has removed all proprietary electronics. But unlike the previously mentioned Rainier GNX, we could stare at the LMP in awe for days, if not longer. Not to mention it has a twin turbocharged 4.0L V8 McLaren engine, and while the new owner may not be able to utilize the 575 horsepower motor it still translates into a ton of cool points.
If you were hoping to acquire 1 of the 3 LMPs that were built, there will be another gem available soon from the John Rosatti collection. That’s right, the No. 8 LMP race car will be up for grabs at the Palm Beach auction.