Yes the 1964 Bill Thomas Cheetah owned by Sam Goins is going to auction, Built in Jan 1964.
This Cheetah is a Genuine Bill Thomas Cheetah that has been repainted Red from its original Dark Blue Color when purchased from Bill Thomas Race Cars. The very RARE Bill Thomas Chevrolet R&D drive line was removed and replaced with over the counter parts. The original drive line is what made the Daytona Cheetahs so fast. Missing is the Special built R&D 1963 Corvette 327/377 470HP dual air meter Thomas engine plus special Roller 1st gear Muncie 4 speed transmission with an incredible 2.92 R&D Gear set. Also missing is the very rare original Pontiac NASCAR radiator and the R&D Z-06 Oil Cooler. This in fact was the reason for this car to run up over 200 MPH. It's to bad Original means all original even Paint and drive line must be original to call it all original. It is my best Opinion this Cheetah must be restored back to its delivered status Feb 1964. It must be repainted Dark Blue and the Drive line must be correct as delivered by Bill Thomas Race Cars. I agree if it were 100% original I would preserve it, But It Is (NOT). There are all original Cheetahs still in Collections that are 100% original and I would agree not to restore these cars. We had to remove #005 Genuine History from our official Bill Thomas ID number Cheetah partial list of cars. Due to ID number switched to #004, But fact is Bill Thomas records show #004 is in fact the Ralf Salyer Cheetah ID number, Also a big problem for using number #004 is that Yeakel tried to auction his Cheetah as #004 over the auction block at Pebble Beach. I have video of the (NO SALE) Odd thing is Yeakel has Documentation as BTC 003 and fake ID number stamped in chassis as BTC 003 but auction house calls it #004 over the block Per Yeakel request. So now the Sam Goins car has claimed #004 as its ID number, after Yeakel claims his car is #004. So we can't have Three (3) (#004) Cheetahs can we. The Genuine #004 is the Ralf Salyers Cheetah period. This is a nice example to restore to its delivery Color & options as produced new and sold on day one. Old Racers BS and Folkloer need not aply to this Cheetahs History. Just Bill Thomas Facts when sold new Jan 1964. I understand today very well what Bill Thomas Jr told me about his son Bill the 3rd. I laughed the first time Bill Thomas Jr said there is one fact you will learn if tommy (Bill III) lips are moving he is Lying. He should not have anything to do with any of my Cheetahs everything he touches turns Toxic. This is why I have all of the Bill Thomas files today and Bill 3rd has (0) ZERO. What he is thinking to try and document Cheetahs incorrectly with wrong ID numbers he has (NO) Business trying to rewrite False Cheetah History. He joins the Rank & File of Fake Cheetah News Fred, Now we have Fake Cheetah News Tommy (Bill III). I fully understand what Bill Jr meant when he called Tommy (Bill III) a Damn Dummy. There was No Love loss between father and son.