This 1970 Charger Belonged To The Petty Family, And Could Be Yours

petty charger 03You don’t have to be a NASCAR guru to know who Richard Lee Petty is; inducted into both the NASCAR and International Motorsports Halls of Fame and appropriately nicknamed ‘The King’, he was one of the most iconic, successful stock car racers in history.

Driving was a way of life for not only himself, but his family as well. His father, son, grandson – even his wife – were or are racers, enthusiasts, or gearheads of some sort. One of the many cars that was a part of the family was a killer ’70 Charger – originally owned by Lynda Petty’s brother Randy Owens – then passed to Lynda’s son Kyle. It was later sold, and eventually re-purchased and restored by Petty’s Garage. Now, this very same car finds itself in an ad on Craigslist.

Following this account of the Charger’s history, the seller goes on to state that, during its Petty restoration, it received “all new interior, headers, body work, new paint, brake lines, fuel lines, carburetor, battery, tires, and much more”. That, added to its original Petty body work and Petty-tuned engine, and the asking price of only $45,000 seems ludicrously low. With all that priceless Petty handiwork, and the fact that it was a step down from the Petty family-car, this is a car you’d expect to see priced a whole lot higher.

But what do you think? Do you think the $45,000 asking price is fair, too low, or maybe even too high? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.

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Joshua Phillips

Josh has always been captivated by cars, from legendary classics and late-model American muscle to European supercars.
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