March 18, 2010
Big Willie’s 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Street Racer on eBay
By Brian Lohnes
There are not too many cars you can name from the West Coast that are famous for street racing, but here is one of them. It is the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona that is one of three that were supposedly given by Chrysler to Big Willie Robinson and his wife Tomiko to help them promote the Brotherhood of Street Racers in Los Angeles, which was actually an organization designed to keep kids away from other crime. Big Willie also opened the legendary Terminal Island drag strip under the Brotherhood name.
We found this car listed on eBay with information that states it is a factory 440-powered car that was at one time raced with a Hemi and a Clutchflite. The hood scoop has ties to the movie Two Lane Blacktop that featured another Daytona with this same hood. Big Willie was famous for a magazine ad for American Racing Wheels, but the car in that ad photo is not the same one as this.
We also found a story from the guy who bought this Daytona directly from Big Willie’s back yard several years ago. Click here to see that story on the DodgeCharger.com site.
If you can afford $250,000 for some 1970s street racing history, go to the eBay link!
Source — eBay Motors – Big Willie’s Dodge Charger
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