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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Classic 1968 Chevrolet Sunoco Camaro Trans Am Could Fetch $1 Million


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Here’s your chance to own the 1968 Chevrolet Sunoco Camaro Trans Am raced by Mark Donohue and Sam Posey. This isn’t some replica, oh no, but the real deal that spent time on the track and attracted lots of attention in the process.
This Camaro was built by the Robert Penske team that did so well at designing and redesigning cars, they earned a reputation for having an unfair advantage. It was all perfectly legal, however, which was verified by pre-race inspections to make sure there was nothing out of order.


The Sunoco Camaro is the third of six cars built by Penske for the 1968 season. It arrived in the team’s Philadelphia garage in November of 1967 and was done by January the following year. It sports a blue Sunoco livery and was driven by Mark Donohue, Craig Fisher, and Bob Johnson at Daytona as #6. They managed to finish 12th overall and 2nd in class.
By 1969, Penske moved on to a new batch of Camaros. They kept this one and made cosmetic changes so it matched the newer models, but it was eventually sold when they knew it was no longer to be used on the track. The car has since changed hands several times and is now being sold at auction. According to Sotheby’s, it can be yours on March 12 if you have between $900,000 and $1.2 million to spend.