As the Trans-Am racing series celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, we find ourselves daydreaming about the Golden Era of the sport between 1968 and 1972. It seems we aren’t the only ones, as Bring a Trailer just rolled out a fabulously period-correct 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Trans Am contender for open bidding.
If you delve through this Camaro’s competition history, you won’t find any glamorous drivers or podium finishes. This was a simple privateer’s Camaro ran during the 1970 and 1971 seasons, eventually competing in a total of 12 official events during the early 1970s. Its best result was a fourth-place finish at Road Atlanta in 1973, and was only raced a few times past that. The car entered long-term storage in 1974, and remained there until 1999.
The Camaro was restored to its former glory soon after discovery, and wears its original livery, correct right down to the sponsor stickers.
The car is claimed to be competitive in historic racing, and packs a motorsports-ready powertrain to make good on that promise. The 5.0-liter (302 ci) V-8 is chock-full of period-correct go-fast goodies, including fully-built internals from Lunati, forged crank, hot roller cams, cast-iron heads, and a thirsty 750cfm race carburetor.
Inside, it’s a fully-prepped race cockpit, with a nine-point cage a five-point harness to keep the occupants safe.
As an added bonus, if you hurry and purchase the Camaro before the Monterey Motorsports Reunion, the seller claims it is registered and ready to compete in the event, pending a “driver change approval.”
Head over to Bring a Trailer to submit a bid.