NASCAR racing icon Richard Petty, who now operates Petty’s Garage in Level Cross, is selling cars, trophies and other memorabilia via auction this spring.
Petty won a record 200 races, including seven at the Daytona 500, and seven Cup championships. Petty said he has more cars and memorabilia than he can showcase in his museum in Level Cross, North Carolina.
“We feel like we’ve got enough stuff in the museum and none of my kids really want it,” he said. “They’ve got enough of their own junk. So we got together and said hey, let’s throw some stuff out there and see if there are other people interested in some of the stuff we’ve got.”
Julien’s Auctions will conduct the auction live and online. The ’74 Charger’s value is estimated at $400,000, while a trophy won for Petty’s first Southern 500 win in 1967 has an estimated value of $100,000 to $200,000, according to the company’s website.