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  Auto World 1972 Richard Petty Plymouth Roadrunner Hardtop 1:18 Scale Diecast



 
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Auto World® pays tribute to the legendary Richard Petty® with this 1972 Plymouth Road Runner. 1971 was the last year Chrysler would financially back the Petty racing team. Needless to say, he was in need of a new heavy-hitting financial sponsor to support his 1972 season.

During the offseason, Richard was contacted by STP® president Andy Granatelli days before the Riverside opener. During their meeting, it was clear that Andy wanted STP® to sponsor Richard Petty’s car. Detail after detail were agreed upon in the partnership...except one. Andy Granatelli didn’t want Petty’s car to be any color other than STP® red. Richard, on the other hand, refused to drive anything not Petty Blue. After hours of negotiation late into the night, a deal was struck to paint his 1972 Road Runner STP® red AND Petty blue. However, there was no time to paint the car before the Riverside race. Richard Petty drove this solid-colored Petty blue 1972 Plymouth Road Runner to victory bearing the STP® sponsorship decals. 1972 was the last year that Richard Petty would drive a Road Runner. Later in the season, a new Dodge Charger replaced the iconic Road Runner legacy. Richard earned himself the nickname “The King” for his winning accomplishments—among them 200 career wins and seven NASCAR Cup championships.

• Authentic Petty race graphics
• Die-cast body
• Sealed doors
• Opening hood and trunk
• Detailed chassis
• Plumbed and wired engine

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