Pontiac pulled out of NASCAR at the end of the 2003 Winston Cup Series season, with General Motors focusing its stock car racing efforts on the Chevrolet brand and shifting Pontiac into road racing, believing it was a better fit to promote the Pontiac GTO and the GXP performance series.
It seems as though Pontiac’s sudden withdrawal from NASCAR didn’t stop someone from going ahead and turning a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix into a NASCAR-themed limousine, however. This rather strange creation was built by Racing Limos America, which was founded by Bryan Pease in Naples, FL in 2002, according to the company’s website. Racing Limos America was formerly a franchise with more than 53 active locations, but the company admits the 2007-2009 financial crisis “slid the franchise operations into a difficult time,” and they were forced to wind the business down.
One of these former “race limos” is now for sale at Upland, California based dealership CNC Exotics, which is looking to get a rather steep $17,900 for it. While there’s no denying a considerable amount of money has been spent on this NASCAR-themed stretch limo, we’re not sure if very many people would pay to be hauled around in a 16-year old Pontiac with some vinyl decals and a NASCAR-style spoiler tacked onto its trunk.
That said, the passenger lounge area of this limousine is surprisingly luxurious, featuring a full mini bar, black vinyl upholstery and large mirror embedded in the headliner. It does look a bit cramped compared to a more traditional limousine, though, and we don’t see a television anywhere in the photos. There should be plenty of life left in the 3.6L V6 engine, with the limo only showing about 22,000 miles on the odometer.
Have a party to race to when the quarantine is over? If so, check out the listing for this rather odd NASCAR themed limousine at this link.