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As fun as a Pokemon encrusted Neon might be, we might have to take a pass and bid on this lot instead. Not one, but two Saleen S7R racecars are up on eBay right now. The ACEMCO team cars from 2004 through 2006 are available right now as a ready-to-race complete set-up. Car #63 is chassis #029. It competed in the ALMS series in '04 earning 7 podiums in 9 starts. It also ran a partial season in '05, finishing on the steps in half of its four races that season. The second car took over for the rest of the '05 ALMS season and raced in 2006 as well. This is car #66 (chassis #031), which racked up 2 poles and 3 podiums in 6 starts. Then it headed to Europe where it finished 6th in class and 11th overall in the 24 Hour of Le Mans in 2006. Along with these two turn-key racers, the winning bidder will get a huge inventory of spares.

As delivered, the Saleen S7R was a 600-hp, normally aspirated monster. The street version produced a still respectable 550 hp, but had additional street requirements that added a couple hundred pounds. You could go for a street twin turbo, or even the Competition package and get a full 1,000 hp, but these are racecars and competitive ones at that. The seller of this racing pair is asking for at least $1.2 million, but a quick $1.3 million will meet the Buy It Now price and allow you to be king of the paddock at the next track day. That's two full on racecars for less than the price of a new Veyron. Seriously though, the cars can compete in FIA GT or presumably ALMS races, as well. We figured these were appropriate finds considering that the 12 Hours of Sebring, which kicks off the 2007 ALMS season, is a little over a week away.

Thanks for the tip, TJ!

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Can I borrow about 50k Aki? I just want an Elise.
      • 8 Years Ago
      $1.2 mil? I think I have that money lying around my couch somewhere...
      • 8 Years Ago
      The C6.R uses the standard C6 steel chassis. The DBR9 is a faster car at LeMans,for the last two years they were leading the race before they had reliability problems during the last few hours of the race.
      • 8 Years Ago
      that thing got a hemi!?!?!?!?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Presumably ALMS? These are ALMS cars. They've run for the last two years on and off, and BTW, for the last two years they have come with a VERY favorable set of homologation regulations (or more accurately, the Vettes have been hobbled a lot). With a good driver you'll stand a good chance of running with the Vettes for a very low cost.

      Did they replace the cars or what? Are the Saleens not running this year?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Only fair the Vettes are hobbled?

      Well, you can argue about fair a lot, that's for sure.

      But from one point of view, the Vettes are unfairly hobbled. Here's why. Even if you could get two Vettes for $1.2M, you couldn't take 1st place with them. Because the equilization they have received makes it only possible for a team with great expertise and a good amount of money to compete with them. So that means privateers can't run Vettes on a level playing field.

      On the other hand, if Pratt & Miller were to take over the Saleens, they'd win every race for a couple weekends as IMSA tightened the rules up.

      The racing comes out fine, and that is the goal I think. But it's kinda tough to talk about fair, really.

      Does the Vette still have a motor that is shifted back a foot from stock?