The last "saleable" Chevrolet Monte Carlo - a precision red model with silver rally stripes and ebony nuance leather signed at this year's Brickyard 400 race by all Team Chevy NASCAR Nextel Cup members, including race winner Tony Stewart - was purchased at a special GM Sponsored Auctions sale yesterday at Manheim's Statesville (N.C.) Auto Auction.
The purchasing dealer was John Simon of Simon Chevrolet-Buick, Woonsocket, R.I., whose winning bid was $72,800.
The Monte Carlo nameplate has the most wins in NASCAR history.
The last Monte Carlo, an identical model, will be retained by the GM Heritage Collection.
....also... pictured in the center (wearing the white Chevrolet polo) is John Fitzpatrick, Camaro Marketing Manager.