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Pick of the Day: ’65 Chevy formerly owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Car can be seen in video of Funkmaster Flex’s visit to the racer’s home

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You may not be able to drive like Dale Earnhardt Jr., but you might be able to drive a car he used to own. The Pick of the Day is a customized 1965 Chevrolet Biscayne reportedly owned by the NASCAR racing star. 

According to the private seller placing the car’s advertisement on ClassicCars.com, the car was customized in 1999 and was acquired two years ago by the seller, who is asking $65,000 for the vehicle. Verification of Earnhardt’s ownership includes a title pink slip and a YouTube video of Earnhardt Jr. and Funkmaster Flex talking about the car at Earnhardt Jr.’s home.

The car was built in 1999 by Todd Nelson in Florida, was featured on the cover of Super Chevy magazine in 2000 and later was acquired by Earnhardt Jr., the seller reports.

“This 1965 Chevrolet Biscayne is finished in two-tone black over turquoise with a matching two-tone tweed and vinyl interior,” the seller says in the advertisement. 

“Power comes from a 454ci big-block V8 engine mated to a 4-speed GM 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission, equipped with a shift kit. Performance upgrades include Weiand Stealth intake manifold, Holley Carburetor, Howe Racing aluminum radiator, Hooker competitor headers, and a stainless-steel exhaust system.”

The seller is in Chino Hills, California, but notes in the advertisement that the car is located in Franklin, Massachusetts, and has a Massachusetts title.

The car’s interior has power-adjustable front bucket seats in black and turquoise tweed, with custom door panels and window cranks.

“A custom fabricated center console covered in black tweed with simulated carbon-fiber trim panel is mounted between the bucket seats, housing the CD changer, a pair of cupholders, and a storage box. The upgraded stereo system features a Sony CDX-C6750 head unit in the dash, 4 interior speakers along with dual Rockford Fosgate amplifiers, and a subwoofer fitted in the fully upholstered trunk.“

To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Very nice ’65 but I like a split bench so my favorite person can be next to me. In engineering, I would have gone with the 4L80E if you had to go with an overdrive transmission. I would have preferred a 350C to the badly designed and several metals at different rates expanding 700poor4. I worked for GM for 30 years and watched and did field engineering for the array of products that came out of Detroit. Although you could shave with the castings from the 4L80E, it was basically a T400. A super HD choice is a T475 out of a motorhome. For some real fun, when you are at your buddies transmission shop, if you can find a T425 Direct drum, swap it with a T400 and see what happens…

  2. The appearance of the engine compartment looks like some high school shop class put it together.Needs some TLC to make it more presentable!

  3. I have always adored that body style. Total sleeper. Not an Impala. Considered ugly or plain jane in it’s day. I have to agree that engine compartment is …ugly, hideous for (supposedly) such a primo car.

    Rusted.. RUSTED RUSTED brake resevoir??!! WTF is that? What ever this bozo wants I’d shave 50% off for .. being a bozo or wasting my time or… if that rust is ignored what about out of the way areas.

  4. Bumpers with money glued on? ….what would that look like?????LOL
    I appraised his BMW Mini Cooper when a fellow from Woodstock landed it…quite the car! It didn’t have moneyed bumpers either? But it was a little classier than the Big Block Biscayne….hmmmmmmoneyed bumpers…maybe my next truck!

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