Chevrolet Monte Carlo 01 Army Car
NASCAR fan favorite Mark Martin drove this Ginn Racing/DEI 2007 Monte Carlo to finish in second place at the 2007 Daytona 500 an almost imperceptible .02 second behind winner Kevin Harvick. Martin was leading the race in his U.S. Army-sponsored #01 Monte Carlo when Fortune intervened to once again rob him of victory in the most prized race in NASCAR. Martin, Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle, David Gilliland and Elliott Sadler began the final lap nose to tail, maintaining those positions until Harvick began gaining on the lead with a run on the outside. A wreck ensued right behind the pack as it exited Turn 4, and when NASCAR officials decided not to throw the yellow, Harvick beat Martin to the line by .02 second in one of the wildest finishes in Daytona 500 history.
This is the very same Mark Martin U.S. Army #01 Monte Carlo that took second place in that race, the closest Daytona 500 finish since the historic first race there in 1959, when it took three days to declare Lee Petty the winner. A landmark machine that will add stature to even the most exclusive collections, the car is presented in full #01 Army livery exactly as prepared for the 2007 Daytona 500, complete with the authentic Hendrick-built 358 CI Chevrolet small block engine and 4-speed heavy duty manual transmission.
This Monte Carlo was sold at a Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida in January 2012.
Source: Mecum Auctions