Cotton Owens’ Dodge NASCAR Hauler Shows Up on eBay [Photo Gallery]
And not just any truck, but Cotton Owens’ very own NASCAR racer hauler which he used in the 1980s. Based on the D700 built in the 1970s, this truck is powered by a 6.7-liter big block V8 mated with a 5-speed transmission, both sourced from a D800 hauler.
Built by Cotton Owens himself in 1987, the custom truck gained a 23’ x 8’ hauler bed, twin 100 gallon aluminum gas tanks and 10-lug 22.5-inch polished aluminum Budd wheels. Cotton sold the truck to fellow Winston Cup driver Neil Castles in 1996, who went on to sell in 2010.
The current owner claims the truck is in very good running condition and returns 8 mpg, although “it will do better with a new carb kit, plugs and plug wires.” The vehicle is listed for $26,500 and can be found in Oklahoma City.
Cotton Owens had 160 races to his name in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series (Grand Nationals) through the 1950s and 1960s. Knows as the “King of the Modifieds”, Owens was also successful in modified stock car racing in the 1950s and entered NASCAR as a team owner after retiring as a driver. He died in 2012, at the age of 88.
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