<
>

Betty Jane France Daytona home for sale

Every corner of the luxury home of Betty Jane France offers a window into the tastes and travels of the "First Lady of NASCAR Racing," but a new owner soon could call the gorgeous riverfront estate home.

The former home of NASCAR's First Family - featuring a fully furnished 17,000-square-foot mansion and a 1,700-square-foot guest house on 3.8 acres on the Halifax River - goes on the auction block Saturday.

In the meantime, the auction company, Platinum Luxury Auctions, is hosting previews from noon-4 p.m. daily of the sprawling estate behind the metal privacy gates at 1600 S. Peninsula Drive, property that has been appraised for insurance purposes at $13.8 million. According to the Volusia County Property Appraisers Office, the nonschool assessed value is $5,529,525. The home was built in 2003 by Charles Clayton Construction of Winter Park.

Betty Jane France, beloved in the area for her charitable work and devotion to children's issues, died on Aug. 29, 2016. She was 78.

Potential buyers interested in bidding on the property must register by 5 p.m. Friday, a process that includes completion of required documents and submission of a $100,000 refundable deposit. Those who submit an opening bid of at least $2 million will be eligible for varying reductions in a 10 percent buyer's premium to be added to the highest bid. Visit platinumluxuryauctions.com for details.

--- Daytona Beach News Journal ---