1982 Oldsmobile Tex Racing Bandit IMSA / NASCAR Race Car

Lot #5158
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  • Star of classic racing book “Fast Guys Rich Guys and Idiots”
  • Detailed documentation of racing history
  • First racecar of NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Bobby Labonte
  • Also driven by Dale Earnhardt Sr.
  • Converted to IMSA road racer by the legendary Tex Powell
  • Raced by author Sam Moses in 1983 IMSA Kelly Series
  • Ground-up restoration by Sam White Motorsports in 2005
  • Won debut as historic racecar HSR Sebring 2007, repeated 08
  • Sold to collector Larry Bowman, who passed roller to Moses
  • Fresh Penske IROC engine upgraded to 700+ horsepower
  • Twice won Portland Rose Cup historic race, largest in NW
  • Crowd pleaser, unique howl, can run with newer stock cars
  • Last race SVRA Indy 2016, two podiums, tuned by Tony Garmey
  • Until August was on display at America’s Car Museum
  • Nearly $120,000 in upgrades to roller, have receipts