1977 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Race CarSOLD

RM Auctions - Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction - August 16-18

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Estimate: $75,000-$95,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $49,500

Specifications: Est. 500hp, 350 cu. in. V8 engine, Super T-10 four-speed transmission, IROC spec racing suspension, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 108"

Bobby Allison was voted NASCAR ’ s most popular driver six times, honored with NASCAR ’ s “ Award of Excellence ” in 1989 and named one of its “ 50 Greatest Drivers ” . Although he is more associated with NASCAR than any other series, Bobby Allison raced in many different series over his lengthy career.

One of Bobby Allison ’ s many racing successes outside of NASCAR included wining the 1980 IROC VII race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway Oval Final on March 15, 1980. He accomplished this great victory in the 1977 IROC Chevrolet Camaro presented here.

In 1977, fifteen cars were built, with this one being the fourteenth Camaro constructed for IROC racing and also for the second series of the International Race of Champions. The chassis was constructed by the late Banjo Matthews in Ashville, North Carolina, before being sent north to Penske Racing in Reading, Pennsylvania to be completed. This was the twentieth IROC car built that year by Penske.

In addition to having been Bobby Allison ’ s ride, this Camaro saw such racing greats as A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Bobby and Al Unser, Emerson Fittipaldi, Donnie Allison and Peter Gregg take turns behind the wheel.

A complete restoration was undertaken by Billy Bob ’ s Fast Expensive Cars, Inc. in Lakewood, New Jersey. The body was repaired or replaced where necessary before being re-sprayed its distinctive lavender racing color with all its correct period sponsor markings. Inside, the Camaro was rebuilt to its original competition specs. Mechanically, the 1977 IROC Chevrolet Camaro was fully rebuilt to Penske specifications. Under the hood, the 350 cubic inch racing engine was painted and detailed to show quality, as was the engine bay and entire chassis.

The quality of the restoration was proven when this 1977 IROC Chevrolet Camaro was shown at the 2005 Amelia Island Concours d ’ Elegance in Florida. In attendance was Bobby Allison, who signed his former winning number 3 Camaro on the roof and dash.

This racing Camaro will appeal to a wide array of enthusiasts. Die-hard Chevy and Camaro collectors, fans of NASCAR, and IROC racing fans, will truly appreciate the significance of this Camaro and its unique history. Then again, it will appeal to vintage racing drivers, as well as club and solo racers, who can put its considerable might to the test on the track.

Addendum
Please note that this vehicle is a race car and therefore offered on a Bill of Sale.

Reference Number 10053

as of 6/1/2007

Overview
Car 1977 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Race Car
Exterior / Interior Color Pink 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
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