Once the SCCA Trans-Am series entered the big money era in the 1980’s, tube framed chassis cars became more and more prolific. Among them were the lightweight tube framed Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds, like Dave Watson’s 1984 Camaro, which competed in 24 total races over its racing lifetime.
You now have a chance to own Watson’s former piece of historic sheet metal after its current owner put it up for sale on eBay. According to the ad, the car ran races at Road Atlanta, Summit Point, Sears Point, Detroit, Daytona, Road America, Sears Point, Riverside, Green Valley and Caeser’s Palace Las Vegas in the 1984 Trans-Am season. It managed to finish five of the races, in which it placed in the top ten every time, including two top five finishes. After the season it was sold to John Brandt who drove it in 11 more races until he sold it in 1988.
The Camaro started life out as a Firebird, but six races into Watson’s season, the car was converted over to a Chevy after the sponsorship from Pontiac ran dry. It recently went under a complete mechanical rebuild, including an overhaul of the transmission, shocks and engine in order to get it ready for vintage racing events. It comes complete with a 635 horsepower 358 V8, a dry-sump oil system, Penske shocks and a 5-speed manual transmission. It will also come with an extra set of wheels and tires.
Opportunities to own cars like this don’t arise very often. So if you’re interested, whether you’re looking to go vintage racing or just want a piece of General Motors racing history to look at, it’s highly suggested you take a gander at the listing if you have the money. Check it out right here.