There are plenty of incredible, historic Chevrolet Camaros, but when it comes to classic motorsports, the 1968 Chevrolet Sunoco Camaro shines a little brighter.
It’s not only the expert engineering found within the 1968 Camaro that warrants a legendary status, but the men behind the machine, too.
Technical specifications include an estimated 420 hp, 302 cubic-inch Traco-Chevrolet V-8 engine with dual four-barrel Cross-Ram intake manifold, four-speed M-22 “Rockcrusher” manual transmission, front independent suspension with coil springs and adjustable Koni shock absorbers, rear floating-axle suspension with leaf springs and adjustable Koni shock absorbers, and four-wheel Corvette JR8 disc brakes.
So, with those specs in mind, not only is this Camaro capable, it has a pedigree. The 1968 Sunoco Camaro garnered an “unfair advantage” reputation due to its expert wheelmen, Mark Donohue and Sam Posey. With the two drivers’ skills, the Camaro saw numerous podium finishes in the U.S. and Europe.
More specifically, this Sunoco Camaro is the third of only six cars built and the first one prepared specifically for Penske’s 1968 season, a season that would go down in history.
RM Sotheby’s will present the 1968 Chevrolet Sunoco Camaro during the Amelia Island auction, which takes place Saturday, March 12, 2016. The estimated price tag for a prized possession like this Camaro? $900,000 t0 $1.2 million.