Every year after the Great Race a few cars will come up for sale as owners prepare different ones for upcoming rallies. This year, we know of three vehicles for sale that cover every style and price range. First is a two-time Great Race veteran, the 1971 VW Beetle of Duane Haas of Davenport, Iowa. Anyone looking for a turn-key rally car at an affordable price ($8,750), this is it. Duane says: This is a strong running car and I have it all set up for rallying. Lots of spare parts go along with the car. You can reach him at 563-370-3404 or you can email him at [email protected].
Next is the 1929 Ford Model A of Larry Marcus of Virginia. This car, named Bonneville Girl, did not make the Great Race in 2016 as Larry had intended (he ran his 1968 Camaro SS 396 convertible again), but he has decided to sell the car and build something else for the 2018 Great Race. This is not your typical Model A, however, as it sports disc brakes, a 180 horsepower flathead with two 97 carburetors, a three-speed 1950 Mercury transmission and much more. The car only has 500 miles on it since being built. Larry is asking $35,500 for the car and he can be reached at [email protected].
And finally, the 1958 Chevrolet Apache pickup truck of Joe Koenig is being offered for sale. Joe and his wife Deb were rookies in 2016 and the Apache gave them no problems at all. The Illinois couple will miss the 2017 Great Race due to a family wedding, but they are already planning their next ride for 2018. The truck has a 300 horsepower 350 engine with an 700 R-4 automatic transmission and is a show-quality vehicle. Joe is asking $47,000 (including a Timewise speedometer) and he can be reached at 312-524-0680.