NASCAR win on Ambrose Bazaar

Marcos Ambrose drives the #59 STP Ford to victory within the 2008 National race at Watkins Glen.

The automobile that Marcos Ambrose drove to his first NASCAR win in 2008 has been added to the celebrated race automotive public sale to be concluded by means of Lloyd’s Auctions on March 25.

Ambrose drove the #59 STP Ford to victory in a national race at Watkins Glen World Raceway in 2008 and used to be routinely rebuilt and shipped to Australia for over a decade in garage at an previous workshop in Charlotte North Carolina .

Cosmetically it hasn’t been touched and has each scuff mark and dent from that fantastic race, which used to be the primary by means of any Australian within the most sensible 3 ranges of NASCAR festival.

The automobile has made a number of public appearances and raced at complete throttle at Queensland Raceway within the fingers of Supercars ace and 2023 Thrifty Newcastle 500 Race 1 polesitter, Brody Kostecki.

The automobile has generated a large number of nationwide and world hobby since being put in the marketplace and the present bid for the automobile is $96,000 however is anticipated to upward push considerably over the following seven days.

The Ambrose automotive used to be the topic of an in depth gallery appearing each attitude of the automobile inside and outside.

Different race vehicles within the public sale come with the Walkinshaw Andretti United Commodore, which used to be pushed to victory within the 2021 Bathurst 1000 by means of Chase Mostert and Lee Holdsworth.

Rebuilt for the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship season, chassis #WR026 finished each race of the 2021 and 2022 seasons with Mostert in the back of the wheel.

64 race begins, 23 podiums and 8 race wins made the automobile some of the a hit vehicles of the fashionable supercar technology.

It’s introduced in 2021 Repco Bathurst 1000-winning specification and livery and has a present bid of $325,000.

Some other automotive of observe is the Vodafone Ford Falcon BF constructed for Craig Lowndes for the 2008 season and has a present bid of $72,000.

There could also be an ex-Jim Richards Targa Rally Porsche 944.

The Ambrose automotive is owned by means of founder and co-owner Brett ‘Crusher’ Murray, who recently has the automobile on show on the Gold Coast Motor Museum.

The “#59 STP Ford is a in point of fact cool piece of Australian motorsport historical past and I’m proud to had been its custodian for the ultimate 15 years,” Murray mentioned.

“Automobiles do not come a lot more unique than that, and as you’ll be able to see from the video we made, it is nonetheless in a position to riding complete noise with the suitable individual in the back of the wheel.

“It is loud, it is difficult and it is one in all a type.

“The truth that it is available in the ones well-known STP racing colours made well-known by means of Richard Petty supplies slightly extra romance.”

The STP Ford hasn’t been touched cosmetically since showing in Victory Lane within the Zippo 200 and nonetheless has the entire main bumps and bruises in addition to the remainder windscreen tear-off strips that had been unused right through the race.

The automobile used to be routinely rebuilt by means of a workforce of era experts in North Carolina the usage of all period-correct portions together with Roush Yates engine bits and is now virtually similar to the automobile that received the August 2008 race at Watkins. Glen had rolled into victory lane.

There are nonetheless some Gatorade splash marks at the roof and windscreen.

Ambrose had up to now mentioned he used to be extremely joyful to look the automobile again in Australia and was hoping it will be offered in the community to a fan.

Ambrose mentioned, “It is nice that the automobile has been held up for goodbye and is again in Australia.”

“I do not get too emotional about this sort of stuff, however on account of the significance of it it will be great to be in Australia.

“It is moderately wonderful that the automobile seems to be the similar as after we drove it in Victory Lane.”

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