1969 Dodge Charger Daytona DC 93
This 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was the Chrysler Engineering Test Car that became the baseline for the 1969 Dodge Daytona winged race cars. The car was numbered 88 for its NASCAR debut as a Daytona in which it set a world record of 199.466 MPH at Talladega, earning Charlie Glotzbach the pole before he and most of the field boycotted the race.
History was again made on March 24, 1970 as Buddy Baker and the Dodge Charger Daytona were the first to break the 200 mile per hour barrier on a closed-course lap at the Talladega Superspeedway. (The only car to do so the entire 1970 season). In spite of its storied history as one of the fastest racecars of its day, the car never competed in a NASCAR race.
DC 93 has a long and distinguished list of drivers including Buddy Baker, Dan Gurney, Bobby Isaac, Charlie Glotzbach, James Hylton, Bobby Allison, Paul Goldsmith and of course, 2 time USAC Stock Car Champion Don White. Chrysler gave the car to Don White who would re-skin it with a "new" '73 Charger body. The car found its way to the winners circle both before and after the new body and White drove it until 1976 when he parked it behind his shop in Keokuk, Iowa where the current owner found it in 1998.
The restoration of this historical relic is currently underway at Big Iron Garage and is scheduled to be completed in 2020.