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A Classic Chevrolet Camaro Racecar to Crave

Submitted by on November 5, 2014

Chevrolet Camaro Racecar

Images: Fantasy Junction

This classic Chevrolet Camaro racecar has seen period success at Le Mans, Sebring, Daytona and more, and is now freshly restored and looking for a new owner over at Fantasy Junction.

Porsche did a respectable job of locking the overall up in the 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans, but a little further back in the field an interesting fight was raging for GTO class honours. In amongst the thick of it was Billy Hagan, Gene Felton and this glorious ’82 Chevrolet Camaro.

The trio brought it home 17th overall, second in the GTO class, and cemented an impressive early performance in the car’s period racing career.

Chevrolet Camaro Racecar

A few months later the Camaro won the inaugural GP Miami IMSA GTO Grand Prix, then went on to win the GTO Class and claim sixth overall at the ’84 Daytona 24 Hours, before taking another class victory in the Sebring 12 Hours that March.

Its racing career continued at the hands of Hoyt Overbaugh in the mid-80s and early ’90s when it continued tackle great American circuits like Daytona, Sebring and Watkings Glen.

Chevrolet Camaro Racecar

Tex Racing Enterprises built the car with a Dennis Frings chassis and majestic 358 cubic inch V8 power plant, and looked after it through its racing career. Tex Powel himself was crew chief for the car’s Le Mans campaign, and played a significant role overseeing its restoration and supplying parts, many of which came from the car’s original stock.

During its restoration all mechanical systems were rebuilt or replaced and the engine was completely rebuilt by Petty Enterprises. It even has monstrous Marchal lamps to light up the Mulsanne straight in the darkest hours of the morning.

Chevrolet Camaro Racecar

A modern fuel cell and fire system have been installed for driver safety, and the car features an extremely well-built roll cage.

In terms of aesthetics it’s in great condition and has been faithfully restored to its Le Mans livery, including Stratagraph and Jean Charles Chevrolet sponsorship.

Chevrolet Camaro Racecar

The car is well documented and will become increasingly eligible for historic racing events around the world.

This one-off, well-documented and nicely-restored American racer has a great history, and we’d love to unleash it on the track! For more information head to Fantasy Junction’s official website here.

Images via Fantasy Junction

Chevrolet Camaro Racecar

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