Holman-Moody 1971 Mercury Cyclone – $175,000
Buyer beware. Surviving stock cars with a race history are rare. When a team was finished with a racer, they either handed it down to a lesser series or just sold it to a novice who raced it to death at tracks around the country. After all, who would have thought old race cars would be worth anything. I guess the folks who have owned a Ferrari GTO for 40 years knew something the rest of us didn’t. We aren’t experts on Stock Cars so we defer to the seller for the details. This Holman Moody factory built car was born in the winter of 1968-1969 and re-bodied later with one of the super speedway’s most aerodynamic and fastest body designs, the ’71-’72 Mercury Cyclone. Donlavey entered and ran this car in fourteen Grand National races in 1973 scoring an impressive seven top 10’s. Jody Ridley finished the teams best 5TH at Atlanta in July. The other drivers were Bud Moore, Ramo Stott, Ray Hendricks, Dick Brooks, Jimmy Hensley, Eddie Pettyjohn, and Charlie Glotzback. The racer was then sold to a Richmond Virginia’s Val Knight and campaigned in NASCAR’S other east coast junior series events. A Holman Moody enthusiast / racer from Canada retrieved the car from Knight, still in his Princess Anne Auto Sales livery, and stored it until sold in 2001.
This car is currently undergoing a period correct detailed show quality restoration that includes its 427 CI. sideoiler FE engine and correct Holman Moody high performance parts. Learn more by clicking here.