There is some disagreement among "experts" on whether the #88 racing
Daytona owned by and displayed at the International Motorsports Hall of
Fame and Museum at Talladega, Alabama is actually the Chrysler Engineering
car that Buddy Baker drove through the 200 MPH barrier. Some feel that the
car is in fact the "slow-speed" Chrysler test car that was originally a
'68 Charger driven by Charlie Glotzbach. This test car is the red #71 seen
in Chrysler photos taken on the high banks of the Chelsea Proving Grounds
test track. The final two images on this page show some of the red paint
(presumably from when the car was the red #71) which lies beneath the
existing blue paint. Those comfortable in the belief that the #88 is as
advertised don't find the red paint disconcerting, as one well
known story about the origins of the #88 indicates that it started life as
a street '69 Charger 500, which may well have been red.
Click on the image to see a larger version. The size of the larger
version is found beneath each image. All 29 images on this page were
collected in October, 1997.
Note: Since this page was added to the Aero Warriors site in 1997,
the genuine #88 Daytona has been located. Specific details and
several photos are available on The
Real #88 Chrysler Engineering Daytona! page.