NASCAR legend and ESPN racing analyst Ray Evernham unveiled a street-legal 1964 Plymouth Belvedere that combines old-school American style with modern NASCAR racing technology yesterday at the Sherwin-Williams booth 10831 in the Collision Repair & Refinish section. Aptly named "ForPly," the custom car marks Ray Evernham’s debut as a car designer and builder.
“We set out to design the ultimate street machine that takes a vintage American muscle car with great motorsports heritage and brings it into the modern age,” said Evernham. “There is not another one like it in the world. We hope it draws the attention of racing and non-racing enthusiasts, as well as the collector who is looking for that one-of-a-kind vehicle.”
Following SEMA, Evernham will present the ForPly for auction as a featured vehicle at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January 2013. Net proceeds from the sale will go to Evernham Family Racing for a Reason, a foundation that is funding IGNITE, a new program and facility in Davidson, N.C., operated by the Autism Society of North Carolina.
Housed in the restored body of a near-half-century-old 1964 Plymouth Belvedere the year, make and model that won the 1964 Daytona 500 and NASCAR Grand National Championship the ForPly features a Dodge racing powertrain, plus the driveline of a modern day race car that Evernham’s former team Evernham Motorsports built and raced in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The 2-door, hardtop coupe, blazoned with a distinctive Radiant Red automotive matte finish with graphite racing stripes, features the popular, slant-back roofline and a Graphite Grey-colored custom interior with carbon fiber inlay and bucket race seats.
The same technology as used on the ForPly is also now available from Sherwin-Williams in kit format. Planet Color Barrett-Jackson Restoration System Kits contain all of the tools required to mix and prepare primer, color or clearcoat, simplifying the entire paint purchasing process.
“Sherwin-Williams is proud to partner with Ray Evernham on his first design venture, and we’re also excited Ray specified the car’s color scheme using Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes,” said Bobby Moody, director of motorsports for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “Our new Restoration System inspired by the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction includes primer, color and optional clearcoat kits. These kits provide the tools and products to make each step in the restoration process easy to follow.”