Mickey Thompson’s “Big Red”

by Curtis Guise on August 18, 2013

The Thompson family recently listed Mickey Thompson’s “Beg Red” 1973 Chevy race truck on eBay.  Mickey raced this truck from 1972 to 1975 which is the longest he raced any of his vehicles.  Mickey’s first race in the truck was the 1972 Mexican 1000 and it is said that he averaged 109mph for the first 85 miles of the race.  Not bad for a 600hp Chevy big block in a 5600lb truck!

Lyndy Thompson acquired this truck from her dads estate in 1990 and has kept it in storage ever since.  It does look rough which I would expect from a 40 year old race truck that was last used in the mid 70’s.  This could make for a great restoration project and we are curious to see if it sells for the $50k they are looking for.

See it here on eBay








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