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Anyone have any info on this rare Nascar relic?

http://www.gasmonkeygarage.com/the-inventory/…

A 1971 Javelin V8 401 is hanging out at Gas Monkey Garage (Stars of Fast and Loud on Discovery) and they're actually stumped as well.

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Here is what they know:

401/425 EXPERIMENTAL, B AND M 727 A NASCAR TRANSMISSION. THE FACTORY AMERICAN MOTORS FIREWALL ID TAG MATCHES THE DOOR VIN DECAL, EDELBROCK INTAKE DATED 2/17/70 EXP.M3 STAMPED 401/425 H.P. REAR OF INTAKE SIGNED BY VIC EDELBROCK AND SAYS #5 FOR AMC NASCAR 71. ORIGINAL COLOR IS BLUE. THIS IS AN AMAZING PIECE OF HISTORY AND HAS BEEN STORED IN A DRY GARAGE WITH A COVER ON THE CAR SINCE THE EARLY ’80S. THE CAR WAS WRECKED LIGHTLY ON THE LEFT FRONT. REPAIRS WERE STARTED BUT NEVER COMPLETED. WITH A FRESH BATTERY AND FUEL, THE ENGINE FIRED RIGHT UP. THE OIL IS CLEAN, THE CAR SOUNDS GOOD AND IT DOESN’T SMOKE OR KNOCK. THE FLOORS ARE EXCELLENT AND THE CAR IS CLOSE TO RUST FREE. MILES SHOWING ARE 12,856 AND ARE BELIEVED TO BE ACTUAL. THE INTERIOR IS GOOD, CLEAN, ORIGINAL. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY DOCUMENTATION AT THIS TIME AND HOPE THAT SOMEONE OUT THERE KNOWS THE HISTORY OF THIS INCREDIBLE FIND. WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THIS CAR WAS USED TO TEST AND BREAK IN THE PENSKE AND DONOHUE 401/425 H.P. RACE ENGINES. THIS ENGINE #5 OF APPROXIMATELY 10 BUILT. WE ALSO BELIEVE THIS CAR WAS USED AS A PACE CAR AT SOME RACES.

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Pretty cool right? Anyone know anything? More pictures at the link.

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