The auto that Marcos Ambrose drove to his first NASCAR win in 2008 has been added to the distinguished race automobile public sale to be concluded through Lloyd’s Auctions on March 25.
Ambrose drove the #59 STP Ford to victory in a national race at Watkins Glen Global Raceway in 2008 and was once automatically rebuilt and shipped to Australia for over a decade in garage at an outdated workshop in Charlotte North Carolina .
Cosmetically it hasn’t been touched and has each and every scuff mark and dent from that unbelievable race, which was once the primary through any Australian within the most sensible 3 ranges of NASCAR pageant.
The auto has made a number of public appearances and raced at complete throttle at Queensland Raceway within the arms of Supercars ace and 2023 Thrifty Newcastle 500 Race 1 polesitter, Brody Kostecki.
The auto has generated a large number of nationwide and global passion since being put in the marketplace and the present bid for the auto is $96,000 however is expected to upward push considerably over the following seven days.
The Ambrose automobile was once the topic of an in depth Speedcafe.com gallery appearing each and every perspective of the auto in and out.
Different race automobiles within the public sale come with the Walkinshaw Andretti United Commodore, which was once pushed to victory within the 2021 Bathurst 1000 through Chase Mostert and Lee Holdsworth.
Rebuilt for the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship season, chassis #WR026 finished each and every race of the 2021 and 2022 seasons with Mostert in the back of the wheel.
64 race begins, 23 podiums and 8 race wins made the auto one of the a success automobiles of the trendy supercar technology.
It’s offered in 2021 Repco Bathurst 1000-winning specification and livery and has a present bid of $325,000.
Every other automobile of notice is the Vodafone Ford Falcon BF constructed for Craig Lowndes for the 2008 season and has a present bid of $72,000.
There could also be an ex-Jim Richards Targa Rally Porsche 944.
The Ambrose automobile is owned through Speedcafe.com founder and co-owner Brett ‘Crusher’ Murray, who these days has the auto on show on the Gold Coast Motor Museum.
The “#59 STP Ford is a actually cool piece of Australian motorsport historical past and I’m proud to had been its custodian for the ultimate 15 years,” Murray stated.
“Vehicles do not come a lot more unique than that, and as you’ll be able to see from the video we made, it is nonetheless able to riding complete noise with the fitting particular person in the back of the wheel.
“It is loud, it is difficult and it is one among a sort.
“The truth that it is available in the ones well-known STP racing colours made well-known through Richard Petty supplies a bit extra romance.”
The STP Ford hasn’t been touched cosmetically since showing in Victory Lane within the Zippo 200 and nonetheless has all of the main bumps and bruises in addition to the remainder windscreen tear-off strips that have been unused all the way through the race.
The auto was once automatically rebuilt through a workforce of era experts in North Carolina the use of all period-correct portions together with Roush Yates engine bits and is now nearly just like the auto that received the August 2008 race at Watkins. Glen had rolled into victory lane.
There are nonetheless some Gatorade splash marks at the roof and windscreen.
Ambrose had in the past stated he was once thrilled to peer the auto again in Australia and was hoping it could be bought in the community to a fan.
Ambrose stated, “It is nice that the auto has been held up for see you later and is again in Australia.”
“I do not get too emotional about this sort of stuff, however on account of the significance of it it could be great to be in Australia.
“It is fairly superb that the auto seems to be the similar as after we drove it in Victory Lane.”
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