Talk about wheels of fortune! David Spade just added a prized piece to his automobile collection: a slick, shiny, fully restored version of the car he drove in 2001’s Joe Dirt.
The new-old ride — a copper-toned ’69 Dodge Daytona with a pristine white racing spoiler — was up for sale at Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, Fla., a source tells Us Weekly. Spade, 50, paid $900,000 for it.
“He loved the car from Joe Dirt, and he felt like he needed it with the sequel [coming up],” the insider tells Us. (Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser will be released via Crackle later this year.)
Spade’s model, of course, is in much better condition than the one in the movie, which was rusted, missing headlights, and in dire need of a paint job.
“I don’t even know if I will drive this car around,” the Rules of Engagement star tells Us exclusively of his purchase. “It’s too nice for me. I’m just going to wake up every morning and spray it with Armor All. Or I’ll just drive it to the Beverly Center and stand on the hood.”
Spade has a couple of other cars in his collection, but nothing like the Dodge Daytona. “I probably should have paid off my student loans first,” he jokes. “I do have an ’87 Grand National. That’s my only other car like that, but it’s a pile. That’s the only other nice one I have. Now I have a closed-up shop.”
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