Thu, 24th May 2012 14:30

The Pavilion Gardens

  Lot 22

1970 Chevrolet Camaro

Estimated at £13,000 - £15,000

Lot details
Registration No: EVB 68J
Chassis No: 124870N56421
Mot Expiry: May 2013

Concerned at the runaway success of Ford's pony car, the ubiquitous Mustang, General Motors brought the first generation Camaro to market in the September of 1966. It was based on a new rear-wheel drive platform and shared both that and a variety of other major components with the Pontiac Firebird. The 2+2 was available as a two-door Coupe or Convertible and came with a choice of six powerplants, from a 4.1-litre straight six to a 6.5-litre V8, and three trim and tuning packages - RS, SS and Z28. Like Ford, Chevrolet believed the old adage that 'whatever won on Sunday sold on Monday' and wasted little time in taking to the tracks. In the US, this meant contesting the SCCA-sanctioned Trans-Am Series. Working with Roger Penske, they operated an unofficially factory-backed team, winning the title outright with Mark Donohue at the wheel.

'EUB 68J' is a left-hand drive, UK registered Camaro that was manufactured in 1970. It sports Maroon / Black bodywork teamed with a Black interior and is apparently powered by a blue-printed SS350 (5735cc) V8 engine that's mated to an automatic transmission complete with a Hurst shifter. The Camaro was acquired by its last registered keeper in 1976 and is described by the vendor as having "stunning" bodywork and paintwork and "very good" interior and transmission.

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