Evernham car ready to hit auction

January, 18, 2013
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Ray EvernhamDavid Newton/ESPN.comESPN racing analyst Ray Evernham is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind 1964 Plymouth Belvedere ForPly with the net proceeds going to Evernham Family Racing for a Reason.

CONCORD, N.C. -- Ray Evernham, who won three Sprint Cup titles as Jeff Gordon's crew chief and is considered one of the great innovators of NASCAR, continues to build winning cars.

Only now they're street legal.

The ESPN racing analyst recently designed and built a one-of-a-kind 1964 Plymouth Belvedere ForPly that was selected to the top 10 of the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.

This hot rod has a Dodge R5-P7 race engine, run by Kasey Kahne when he drove for what was known as Evernham Motorsports when Evernham was a team owner.

It will be auctioned on Saturday with net proceeds going to Evernham Family Racing for a Reason, a foundation that funds IGNITE, a new program and facility in Davidson, N.C., for adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome.

"We set out to design the ultimate street machine that takes a vintage American muscle car with great motorsports heritage and bring it into the modern age,'' Evernham said of the model that won the1964 Daytona 500 and Grand National title with Richard Petty.

Mission accomplished.

David Newton | email

ESPN Carolina Panthers reporter

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