1982 Pontiac Trans Am “Pepsi Challenger” Funny car

David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

• First Funny Car in NHRA history to run 250 mph in the quarter mile; set national record at Baton Rouge, May 1982

• Set national record 5.73 elapsed time at the 1982 U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis

• First Funny Car in NHRA history to run in the 5.6-second range: 5.637 seconds, Indy, September 1982

• Posted NHRA National event victories at Montreal and Englishtown, NJ; the 33rd and 34th career wins for Don Prudhomme

• No. 1 qualifier four times: Baton Rouge, Columbus, Indy and Orange County

• Original engine

• Original body designed by Pontiac Motorsports