Looks like the car from Days of Thunder is up for Bid! This Mellow Yellow race car is marked #51 and does have Cole Trickle‘s name across both sides of the roof. This car has been used, and not lightly in the movie and it shows. The body is bruised up and does have damage which was necessary in filming the movie.
Up for bid! This is the real deal ladies and gentlemen! Famous 1988 Chevy Lumina Nascar #51 “Mello Yellow” Used in the movie Days of Thunder! This car was driven by Tom Cruise in the high point of the movie where Tom Cruise performs a last lap pass to cross the finish line first, and win the Daytona 500! The car runs and drives and sounds like a nascar! The car has a Built 350 V-8 with Dry Sump oil pump, Victor intake manifold, Holley carb, Tuned step headers, HEI ignition, Aluminum race radiator, I believe it to be a Hendricks motor sports chassis with adjustable suspension, 4 wheel disk brakes, 9” rear end, 3 speed manual. The car has been in Museums most of its life, until I purchased from another private collector. I do have documentation on the car. The car also comes with 2 Jump suits used in the movie. Also has an airtank that was given with the car labeled #51 painted to match the car. This is a car that does not come across the auction block often, and most likely you wont see it up for sale in years to come. The last Mellow Yellow Race Car that came up on the auction block a couple years ago was also used in the movie not playing as big of a part had a hefty price tag of $250,000 My price is much more reasonable. This Mellow Yellow race car is marked #51 and does have Cole Trickle’s name across both sides of the roof. This car has been used, and not lightly in the movie and it shows. The body is bruised up and does have damage which was necessary in filming the movie. In the cockpit of the car there is a label that says ‘” Tire Water Spray” that no longer has the equipment but was used in the film for burnouts, and to get the car sideways easier. This is a car that is well known and everyone remembers! The film was a film that inspired lots of people and was a turning point in the world of NASCAR. If your a museum owner it would be a great car to add to your collection people will pay to see this car! Or if your just a collector like me you wont regret the bragging rights! I also have some cool memorbilia and newspaper articles and a cd/dvd of behind the scenes of making the movie. This car is being sold as-is no warranty. I prefer wire transfers or cashier checks verified by your bank.