Seven championships. Two hundred wins. More than one thousand races.
Richard Petty isnt just The King of NASCAR®.
Hes an American ICON.
On July 2, 2017 Petty celebrates his 80th birthday.
And Lionel Racing is commemorating this incredible milestone with a once-in-a-lifetime collectible.
Introducing the Richard Petty 80th ICON Collection die-cast.
Produced on the 1:24-scale ELITE tool, this special die-cast is crafted of more than 260 parts and pieces and is fully chrome-plated.
Plus, as a tribute to Pettys incredible legacy, were producing the car body in Petty Blue chrome the color The King made famous. This is the first time weve offered an ICON Collection die-cast in a signature color.
Whats more, The King is inviting 43 of the collectors who purchase this die-cast to a private birthday celebration at Richard Petty Motorsports.
Each Richard Petty 80th ICON box will be sealed in plastic, and 43 of these die-cast will include a special, randomly inserted invitation in the box. Collectors who find this sealed invitation will be able to join us for a special event with The King.
Built on the premium ELITE tool, each ICON car is crafted of more than 260 individual parts and pieces. More than 500 people have a part in the creation of each ICON car, and it takes nearly 1,000 steps to put these cars in the hands of collectors.
The Richard Petty 80th ICON Collection die-cast is inspired by the championship trophies that Lionel Racing creates for Goodyear at the end of each race season. Each one is fully plated in chrome the body, the chassis, the engine, the interior and the wheels. Then each is polished to perfection creating a trophy piece that any collector would be proud to own and display.
Other incredibly realistic touches collectors will notice include tethered roof flaps, roof antennae, tethered trunk with hinges, drop-down window net, and a working suspension with a serialized plate.
Premium packaging is also a key part of the ICON die-cast experience. Each Richard Petty 80th ICON Collection car comes packaged in a sealed, collector-grade sky box and is emblazoned with the official logo in silver foil.