2007 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO SS NASCAR BOBBY LABONTE - $Auction
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' Fort Lauderdale event, 29 - 30 March 2019. Estimate:$30,000 - $40,000 Winner of 2007 Aarons 312 at Talladega SuperspeedwayDriven by Winston Cup Champion Bobby LabontePart of Kevin Harvick Incorporated (KHI) race teamProceeds of the sale will benefit the Shalamar Foundation 501(c)3 For the 2006 NASCAR season, Kevin Harvick Incorporated (KHI) race team agreed to terms with Dollar General as the #77 cars primary sponsor. Burney Lamar began the season behind the wheel, but over race weekend in Kansas, Harvick announced that Lamar was being replaced with 2000 Winston Cup Champion, Bobby Labonte. For 2007, Bobby Labonte, Kevin Harvich, and Kertus Davis were slated to share driving duties for the #77 car. The #77 Dollar General cars biggest win came on 28 April 2007 at the Aarons 312 NASCAR Busch Series race held at Talladega Superspeedway. The race provided what was arguably one of the most exciting finishes of the NASCAR season that year. With two laps to go, and Bobby Labonte behind the wheel of the #77, he and teammate Tony Stewart made a move to get into first and second position. Going into the final lap of the race as the Kevin Harvick Incorporated teammates approached the final turn before the finish line, Labonte dramatically passed Stewart on the outside just before crossing the checkered flag. The race marked the first one-two finish for Kevin Harvick Incorporated race team.This 2007 Monte Carlo SS NASCAR is presented in its original #77 Dollar General livery, and is the car that Bobby Labonte took to victory lane at the Aarons 312 NASCAR Busch series race at the famous Talladega Superspeedway. The car is powered by a GM-built SB2 358-cu. in. V-8 engine featuring a GM aluminum intake and Holley carburetor; additionally it features custom fabricated long tube headers, collectors, and pipes. The engine is paired to a Tex Enterprises four-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter. Power is sent from the transmission through a Tex Enterprises driveshaft to a G-Force South/Tex Enterprises differential. The car rides on Goodyear tires mounted on steel wheels. Tilton bias brake master cylinders and four-wheel disc brakes bring the car to a stop. The interior features a Butler Built seat, Kevin Harvick Inc. switch panel, Woodward steering column with disconnect and Schroeder three-spoke steering wheel, and Autometer instrumentation. A 16:1 power steering box has been fitted to the car.Kevin Harvick Incorporateds #77 Dollar General driven by Bobby Labonte, is a unique piece of NASCAR history, and is an excellent piece to be displayed or vintage raced. Capable of speeds over 200 mph, its hard to duplicate the adrenaline-pumping performance of NASCAR.Proceeds of the sale will benefit the Shalamar Foundation, a 501(c)3 developed to instill confidence and hope in at-risk youth in rural New York.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl19.
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