1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona Race Car 

The First Car to Officially Top 200 MPH

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- The first car to officially top 200 MPH on a closed course circuit
- Buddy Baker set an official lap speed of 200.447 MPH on March 24, 1970 at Talladega
- Serial No. DC-93
- Raced in NASCAR Stock Car competition as no. 88
- DC-93 is an Early Charger 500 press car stolen, recovered and taken to Nichels Engineering
- Assembly of car overseen by Bob Tarozzi at the direction of Larry Rathgeb
- Known in test documentation as the Blue car
- Authenticated by George M. Wallace on April 7, 2001
- Driven by Paul Goldsmith in the 1969 Daytona 500
- Charlie Glotzbach sat on pole in DC-93 at 199.446 MPH, a world record, for the Inaugural Talladega 500 in September 1969
- Other drivers of DC-93 include Bobby Allison, Dan Gurney, Bobby Isaac and James Hylton
- Driven by Don White to race wins in USAC Stock Car competition
- First test with Daytona Package took place at the Chelsea Proving Grounds in July 1969, at 205 MPH
- Purchased from Don White by Greg Kwiatkowski in 1998
- Comprehensive multi-year restoration by Ray Evernham and team
- Matching numbers 426/575 HP Hemi EX-144 V-8 engine
- 4-speed manual transmission
- Holley Dominator carburetor
- The Daytona Package on DC-93 resulted in a zero lift vehicle with a drag coefficient of 0.29
- DC-93 was a groundbreaking car that had many innovations used on future Chrysler racing cars
- First use of directional fins to direct airflow to the radiator
- Sealed bottom from nose to K-frame for better aerodynamics
- First use of a dry sump to lower the engine and also make more power
- Quick fill on left fender for the dry sump tank
- Engine bars added from shock towers to firewall for stiffening
- Engine air management through the cowl at the base of the windshield refined
- Steering gear lower shaft attached to the K-frame for better handling and more speed
- Square fuel tubing on right side floor pan to attach data recording equipment
- Entire front end 'droops' forward of the front tires for less drag
- Body raked to the chassis by 1.5 degrees for better aero while maintaining handling
- Quarter panels flared in front of the rear tires for better aerodynamics
- New style rear axle cooler for better efficiency
- Wing supports to transfer the down force directly to the trunk floor
- Supports under the trunk floor outers to transfer the down force to the frame rails
- Letter of Authenticity from George M. Wallace verifying the provenance of DC-93
- Sold on bill of sale

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