General Motors decided to enter the sporting car segment of the US market after two years of watching the phenomenal success of the Ford Mustang. The Chevrolet Camaro, was launched in September 1966 and soon found success in Trams-Am and NASCAR racing, which endorsed its sporting image. In 1967 the Camaro appeared as official pace car in the Indianapolis 500 and the following year the Camaro driven by race legend Mark Donohue won the Trans-Am championship with Roger Penske.
The example you see here today is a 1968 ‘RS’, one of only a few example produced that year. This is the most sought after variant of the Camaro, born from a project realised by Bill Mitchell, the RS distinguishes itself from other Camaro models by the black panel across its nose and sinister front grill. The car was subject to more than two years of extensive work by the previous owner, comprising an Edelbrock kit: 4 barrel carburettors, hi performance distributor, flowmaster exhaust and headers. The car is being offered from a private collection that has been subject to a meticulous programme of maintenance.
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