For Sale: 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in Charlotte, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

Jeff Gordon NASCAR Pit Practice Racer.

Here is your chance to own a piece of NASCAR racing history that was thought to have disappeared but is now available at RK Motors of Charlotte, NC.

This 1997 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo was built as a research and development (R&D) project with the intention of being raced but it was needed elsewhere.

The racecar was put into service as a Pit Stop Practice car to raise funds for the Hendrick Marrow Program that was established in 1997. After several years of helping with a great cause, this racecar was parked at the Hendrick Motorsports facility until it was acquired by an employee. In late 2017, it was then acquired by Rhine Enterprises in Denver, NC. At that time, it started to undergo a complete meticulous restoration with completion in 2021 for the current owner.

Since being done, this racecar was tested and tuned on only one-track day.

Power comes from a fresh 358 c.i.d., 18-degree HMS engine with a new Holley carburetor and approximately 700 h.p. The transmission is a fresh Jerico 4-speed manual connected with a new driveshaft to the rear end that has new 3.82 gears. The clutch was also replaced during the restoration.

All the wiring has been replaced and is new. A 22-gallon fuel cell with new bladder and components have been installed or replaced.

Other new items include windshield, springs, duct hoses, fuel pump, brake lines, fittings, hoses, shocks were rebuilt, ignition boxes, belts and more.

Rhine Enterprises is a full-service specialty fabrication and restoration shop that focuses on bringing vintage racecars back to glory!

Call, click or visit for more information on this rare piece of NASCAR history!


Complete restoration in 2021 by Bill Rhine of Rhine Enterprises

358 CI V8

700 + HP

18-degree cylinder heads

HMS Engine

Holley carb

Jerico 4 speed transmission

3.82 rear end gears

Currently set up for road racing.

Original designed interior

Richardson Racing Products Seat

Dual MSD ignition system

VDO gauges

Simpson Harnesses & safety equipment

Onboard fire suppression system

Four-wheel disc brakes

Aero Wheels w/Goodyear Slicks

22-gallon fuel cell

Full Roll Cage w/Door Bars

Super rare with no expense sparred on restoration

We can arrange shipment of your purchase anywhere in the world

Sold on a Bill of Sale

Not street legal, race only

Sold As-Is with no warranty expressed or implied

Vehicle Details

  • 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
  • Listing ID: CC-1784042
  • Price: $79,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1997
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Monte Carlo
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Gunmetal
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:137676
  • VIN:00000
Listed By:
RK Motors Charlotte
7600 Statesville Road
Suite H
Charlotte, NC 28269

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