• Jun 24th 2006 at 2:27PM
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is  looking to rearrange his personal car collection, so his customized 270-horsepower Mini Cooper is officially on the block. Mini tuning house Mini Mania is responsible for the barrage of modifications to the car, which include upgrades to the computer, suspension, exhaust and more.

In addition to the go-fast bits, the Mini sports new wheels, a body kit, and a custom carbon fiber and chrome interior. Dale Jr. has autographed the visor already, and will do likewise to the dash at the buyer's request. Best of all, the winning bidder will have the chance to take delivery directly from Dale Jr. at his house in North Carolina.

As of this writing, the current bid is $28,501. That's not a lot of cash for a pretty fun package where you get the car and meet the star. The auction ends Thursday, June 29.

Thanks to reader Robert K. for the tip!

[Source: eBay]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Turns right only every 18th day.
      • 9 Years Ago
      No surprise, but the intellectual capacity of most Autoblog posters toward this story is severely lacking...again.

      Is it REALLY such a stretch to believe that a NASCAR driver (or ANY race car driver for that matter) might drive something else than a big honkin' truck, SUV, or musclecar when he/she isn't racing?

      Contrary to popular belief, there is driving happiness without eight or more cylinders and rear-wheel drive. Stop being so damned myopic.
      • 9 Years Ago
      At least it has low miles.

      Re: the previous owner, I'd rather have John Voight's former convertible. They would not believe me if I told them Dale Earnhardt Jr. was driving a mini, they would all laugh to my face: you bough a used mini for ofer 30Gs thinking it belonged to whom? What a retard you are!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Dam! I would pay that much just to meet the driver! (if i has the money of course) I don't know if I would want the car, but i would take it...but god would I luv to meet the driver! lol
      • 9 Years Ago
      I just cant see Jr driving a Mini around. I just cant see it
      • 9 Years Ago
      I started laughing when I saw this picture. I too couldn't believe he owned this. No wonder he wants to get rid of it by promoting himself along the way.
      • 9 Years Ago
      He lives about 5 mins from my dads house. They are friends but he's a dick in real life tho.
      • 9 Years Ago
      In the Q and A section, it says that the car is dynoed at 223 with 20% drivetrain loss. That is a giant number. Most front wheel drive cars, have about 15% dribetrain loss at the most.
      • 9 Years Ago
      YAY!!! I am winning!
      • 9 Years Ago
      The car will definitely sell for a higher price if the seller would use the services of http://SpreadYourAd.com to promote the car the right way. You can sell your car faster and for a much better price if you Spread Your Ad on all major car listings on the Internet. http://SpreadYourAd.com is fast and easy. Plus you can see on a daily basis how many people looked at your ad. It's simply COOL! Check it out yourself: http://SpreadYourAd.com
      • 9 Years Ago
      Scott, you speak the same way jealous losers speak.

      I live near DEI, etc. and the local word is that Junior is a jerk, unlike his old man.

      But that has nothing to do with this car or this auction. I am a disabled person with little in the way of worldly goods but I am happy for those who do, like Junior.

      • 9 Years Ago
      Bid at the very last second...that's the only way to play.


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