Lumina Z34 Dale Earnhardt Edition
#8 OF 25 PRODUCED,JUST OVER 6,000 ACTUAL MILES, FULLY DOCUMENTED,CLEAN, EXTRAS!
While Chevy sold millions of Lumina sedans, coupes and minivans, car guys really only cared about one version, and that's full NASCAR-spec. And if there's one driver who's tied to success in the Lumina, it's Dale Earnhardt Sr. Dale. He used some of his NASCAR winnings and business savvy to purchase a Chevy dealership in Newton, North Carolina, and renamed it after himself. Since he owned the place, securing licensing rights for special edition cars like, say, a Dale Earnhardt Edition Lumina Z34 like the one you see here, was a snap. This car and 24 others just like it were all that were built in 1992, and this one's covered just over 6,000 original miles. It's a time capsule, and it comes with a few extras.
The dealership ordered 25 identical Lumina Z34 coupes, all black with a maroon interior. Their deep air dams, ground effects, louvered hoods, unique grilles and rear spoilers set them apart from base coupes, and they were pretty forward looking cars for their time. For the tribute package, 13 of the 25 came as you see this car, with plenty of Dale attitude without looking cartoonish. The remaining 12 cars went full Childress Racing with every decal that you'd find at Talladega...you can imagine the stares you'd get driving one of those on your weekly errands. Condition wise the paint is in great shape, the glass is excellent and the lights and lenses look like they were installed last week.
The interior is stock Chevy aside from the unique headrests embroidered with Earnhardt's signature and a dash plaque proclaiming that this car is #8 out of 25. The Lumina replaced the much-loved Monte Carlo and was more comfortable and better-appointed than the car it replaced. Plush velour runs door to door and acres of soft touch vinyl dominate your forward view. Both of those fine features just mentioned didn't hold up very well under normal use, but this interior is as well-preserved as its 6600 mile odometer reading would suggest. This car was bought new as a collector's piece and it shows.
Under the hood is a really clean 3.4 liter, four cam V6 making 200 horsepower. That's 60 more than the standard 3.1 liter motor it was based on, and its 24-valve configuration made it a high revving and smooth powerplant. Presentation here is as nice as the rest of the car with clear fluid reservoirs, detailed plastics and clean aluminum. While it's not exactly a 700 horsepower Cup engine it's only about 45 horsepower short of what you got if you bought a Z/28 with the top option 350 instead. Underneath, GM's W bodies rotted out if you looked at them sideways, so this car's clean chassis also confirms the low mileage. Luminas got four wheel disc brakes and fully independent suspensions, so they're nice riding and driving cars. Excellent original cast aluminum wheels are surrounded by new Goodyear Eagle GT tires in the stock 225/60/16 size.
You also get a fully embroidered jacket and hat along with a cardboard Dale stand-up. There's a ridiculously cool car cover just like the race cars used with the full sponsorship and identification decals printed right on. Most importantly you get paperwork including the original window sticker, as well as the original owner's manual with Dale's autograph. It's a cool starter kit or some great pieces for any Earnhardt fan!
A cool car with NASCAR appeal, as-new looks, and neat memorabilia. Call now and take this black piece of NASCAR history home today!
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- 3.4 Liter V6
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- Automatic (Floor)
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- 6,640 (Actual)
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- Center Console