1969 Chevrolet Penske Racing Camaro Z28SOLD

1969 Trans Am Champion driven by Mark Donohue

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Penske Racing was the Chevrolet factory team in the Trans Am series from 1967 to 1969, winning the championship with driver Mark Donohue in ’68 and ’69. This car is Mark’s ’69 championship car and the last Camaro raced by Team Penske. The team switched to the AMC Javelin for the 1970 season. This car is the ultimate Penske Camaro incorporating all the lessons learned from the previous two seasons. It was also THE BEST Trans Am car in 1969 dominating the second half of the season winning 6 of the last 7 races. Over the 12 race series Donohue won six times and finished second twice.

Reference Number 56163

as of 10/29/2009

Overview
Car 1969 Chevrolet Penske Racing Camaro Z28
Exterior / Interior Color      Blue 
Condition Pristine 
Options Competition: Full Race setup, Racing Seats, Rollcage 
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Known History

The car was designed and built by Chevrolet Engineering and Penske Racing during the off season between 1968 and 1969. Starting with a “body in white” (a bare body/chassis taken off the assembly line before it was even painted and was still in its white primer) the team fabricated a fully engineered roll cage that stiffened the chassis as well as protected the driver. The rear brake cooling was a unique "design innovation" of Penske and Donohue. They drilled holes in the front and rear of the driver's and passenger side doors, the door-jamb and the inner fender well in front of the rear tires. This allowed cool air to travel through the body of the car to the back wheels.

 

The engine was built by Traco Racing Engines and produced 450 horsepower. A M-22 “Rockcrusher” transmission was mated to a 4:56 rearend.

 

A full “nut and bolt” concours level restoration has just been completed on the car. The attention to detail, quality and craftsmanship are second to none. Every element of this car from the hand lettered graphics, to the unique Penske parts have been faithfully restored to be exactly as they were when Donohue won the championship. The engine was fully rebuilt by TOE (Tony Otto) Engineering in Suisun California and produces 500 horsepower at the crank.

 

The car is fully sorted and has participated at only one race since the restoration was completed.

1969 Trans Am Record

Michigan, May 11 — Donohue 2nd

Lime Rock, May 30 — Penske’s team and Donohue were racing in the Indy 500 on this weekend and could not enter this race

Mid Ohio, June 8 — Donohue 7th

Bridgehampton, June 22 — Donohue 2nd

Donnybrooke, July 6 — Donohue DNF

Bryar, July 20 — Donohue 1st

St Jovite, Aug 3 — Donohue 1st

Watkins Glen, Aug 10 — Donohue 1st

Laguna Seca, Aug 24 — Donohue 1st

Kent, Sept 7 — Donohue DNF

Sears Point, Sept 21 — Donohue 1st

Riverside, Oct 5 — Donohue 1st

1970 Roy Woods Racing

First private team to win a Trans Am Race since 1967

 

Laguna Seca, April 19 — Milt Minter 5th

Lime Rock, May 9 — DNS

Bryar, May 31 — DNS

Mid Ohio, June 7 — DNS

Bridgehampton, June 21 — DNS

Donnybrooke, July 5 — Milt Minter 1st

Elkhart Lake, July 19 — Milt Minter 6th

St Jovite — Milt Minter DNF

Watkins Glen, Aug 16 — Milt Minter 10th

Kent, Sept 20 — Milt Minter 9th

Riverside, Oct 4 — Milt Minter 7th