Raced By Butch Miller
Banjo Matthews Chassis
Won at Bristol and Dover
The Model: The antitheist to Formula 1, NASCAR takes domestic sedans and turns them into proper racing machines. Full bodied and, as racing legend Richard Petty described them, “ate up with motor”, these cars put on a show that is action packed with door banging, paint trading, with the one thing not allowed in Formula 1…passing. The sports up-and-coming drivers often pass through the Busch series. This was the case for ASA-great Butch Miller. Miller would continue racing his way up the ladder, eventually racing in the top series for the coveted Winston Cup.
The Car: Fans will recognize the familiar Country Foods/Tombstone Pizza livery that remains as it was raced in the 1989 season wearing the number 75. The blue paint is perfect for getting back on the track as a truly vintage car. This Olds has been campaigned in vintage racing and does show some signs of track time, but is largely straight and clean. The interior space will only need updated safety equipment to return to competition, however all components are currently present. The heart of the car, the Banjo Matthews chassis is complete with lots go good racing components ready for their first shake down and adjustments. While the Busch series of the time ran V6 engines, for vintage competition this racer has a fresh small block Chevrolet race-prepared engine. The fresh Richmond 4-speed and clutch will serve the new owner well, putting power to the classic Goodyear Eagles. A perfect entry into vintage racing or a nice addition to any collection this vintage racer exudes excitement deep in a corner or just sitting in the paddock. If you crave the excitement raise your hand and take this one home to victory lane.