• May 16, 2007

Talk about a piece of history. On eBay is the last of the Mellow Yello Chevy Luminas from Days of Thunder. Before Katie and TomKat, before Mission Impossible, before Tom thought it was okay to jump up and down on couches with Oprah, back when Tom still made sense to most of us, there was Days of Thunder -- arguably the first movie to make NASCAR a mass market proposition. Days of Thunder is also where Tom met Nicole Kidman. The seller says this is the car used for closeups, documented by Hendrick Motorsports (which prepared the cars for the film) and that Tom actually sat in its seat and used its steering wheel. The press release listed with the sale indicates that the car has 650 HP. The seller doesn't mention that, but really -- it's Tom, it's Nicole, it's NASCAR, it was the best of times. Need we say more?

[Source: eBay]



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  • 7 Comments
      • 7 Years Ago
      200K asking bid for a "race car," and the seller can't even be troubled to provide an under-the-hood snapshot?

      Seems like an awful lotta dough for a prop car; high bidder will no doubt be the phantom "General Lee" fan...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Or Mello Yello even.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Still no bids?

      I guess the few remaining Tom Cruise seat-sniffers out there ain't got what one would call deep pockets...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't they have naff colour schemes in NASCAR? I mean in F1 the car looks look as if some thought has been put into it(all right the new Renault ING orange/blue/yellow is a bit shit). Ths just looks like they've flug a laod of stickers on.
      • 7 Years Ago
      And since then for Tom, all it's been is four left turns...

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      • 7 Years Ago
      The owner has asked me to take a couple of "under the hood" shots. He has gotten a lot of empty requests that don't even return a comment.

      The General Lee thing is what he is trying to avoid.

      All I can say is wow! Each time I see the car it reminds me how far the NASCAR thing has come. Kind of like that Ferrari Special I saw, from almost nothing to everything.

      Cheers and thanks for posting it up!
      • 7 Years Ago
      nascar is lame
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