1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series Series 24 V8 Coupe / 9908H046 Chassis Information

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series photograph

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Series 24 V8 Coupe
Chassis #: 9908H046
Sold for $990,000 at 2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
Racing inspires innovation and creativity. For the 1967 Trans-Am season, the Roger Penske team were able to shed close to 250 pounds from the Camaro, a rule-defying modification that prompted pre-race inspections the following season. For the 1968 season, the Penske team employed a different series of alterations. Starting with an all-new 1968 body shell, Penske engineer Ron Fournier integrated spherical suspension rod-ends, stronger motor mounts, and aircraft-grade fasteners into the chassis. The body was once again acid-dipped and re-added weight in areas of the car to improve its overall balance. The 302 cubic-inch Traco-tuned Chevy engine was given a dual four-barrel Cross Ram intake manifold.

At Daytona, the team finished 2nd in Class, prompting the team to consider more ways to improve efficiency. One area was the brake-pad changes, which was required roughly every other fuel stop. Chevrolet's Bill Howell devised a vacuum-based system that retracted the brake calipers, allowing Penske's pit mechanics to change the pads far more quickly. With a little fine-tuning and further dialing-in, the Penske Camaros were nearly unbeatable. Mark Donohue would win 10 of the 1968 season's 13 races, a record that would not be beaten until 1997.

This particular Sunoco Camaro was the third of the six car built and the first one prepared specially for Penske's 1968 season. It was delivered to the team's Philadelphia garage in November 1967 and completed in January 1968. It was given the trademark Sunoco blue livery and piloted by Mark Donohue, Craig Fisher, and Bob Johnson at Daytona as #6, where they finished 12th overall and 2nd in class.

For the next few races, Donohue drove a 1967 Camaro lightweight car. This 1968 car was given the brake upgrades. It returned to racing at Sebring, where it wore the number 16 and was driven by Fisher, Johnson, and Joe Welch, finishing 4th overall.

A second 1968 Camaro was then built and driven by Donohue, while this example was mostly piloted by Sam Posey for the remainder of the season, including three 3rd place finishes (at the Bridgehampton 300, the Meadowdale 250, and the St. Jovite 3 Hours). In August of 1968, Posey was leading at Watkins Glen, before a spin-out on loose gravel dropped him into 2nd place.

Penske began work on a new crop of Camaros for the 1969 season, but this car was retained and cosmetically made over to match, notably including the addition of a black vinyl roof. By mid-1969, it was sold through Penske mechanic Peter Reinhardt to Francis McNamara, a European team owner who commissioned Reinhardt to drive the car in Group 2 events at circuits like Hockenheim and Salzburgring (the car finished 1st at both races).

At the end of the 1969 season, the car was sold to Malcolm Gartland, who campaigned the car in British Group 2, where it was driven to four victories and five 2nd place finishes by Brian Muir (including a win at the Tourist Trophy at Silverstone in June 1970). It continued to race during the 1971 season, winning the large-displacement championships in 1970 and 1971.

In 1972, it was sold to Terry Sanger for racing by the Research Consultants team in Britain, earning several 3rd and 4th place finishes over the 1972 season. In 1973, it finished 11th at the 24 Hours of Span.

Club racer Doug Emms acquired the car in 1974, and he raced it over the next four years in several British Special and Super Saloon events in Northern England, wearing a new color scheme of maroon and silver, though retaining the black vinyl roof. By mid-1976, Emms repainted the car in a yellow finish with black side-stripes, and he replaced the rear end with an alloy tail that featured a large spoiler.

Brian Morris purchased the car in 1979, and campaigned the car through 1981 in the ASCAR and ATAC V8 Series. After the 1981 season, it was sold to Henry 'Fred' Henderson, who hand-painted the car in white and raced it until early 1987.

The car was re-imported to the United States in the late 1980s, and it was given a five-year restoration to original specifications completed in 1994, including a return to the Sunoco livery. Ownership passed through Don Lee in 201 and Bill Bryan in 2013 before coming into the care of its current owner.

The car has been raced in numerous racing, including eight appearances at the Monterey Historic Races between 1999 and 2008


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2016

2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$900,000-$1,200,000 
Sale Price :
$990,000

2018 89
2017 105
2016 96
2015 90
2014 122
2013 100
2012 123
2011 100
2010 92
2009 65

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$44,704$170,50089
2017$50,342$600,000105
2016$49,452$990,00096
2015$35,940$110,00090
2014$42,428$320,000122
2013$34,967$110,000100
2012$32,382$93,000123
2011$33,264$170,500100
2010$33,739$80,00092
2009$29,883$74,80065

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1968 sales)
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Sold for $39,600
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Sold for $52,800
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Sold for $35,200
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS
Sold for $33,000
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Sold for $29,150
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Sold for $17,050
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Sold for $38,500
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Sold for $38,500
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
Sold for $30,800
  2018 Collector Car - Toronto Fall Classic
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Chassis#: 124678N395919
Sold for $28,050
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Sold for $33,000
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Sold for $24,750
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS
Sold for $45,650
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS
Sold for $49,500
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS
Sold for $55,000
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Resto Mod
Sold for $38,500
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Sold for $36,300
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Sold for $93,500
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Sold for $37,400
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO
Chassis#: 124378L300857
Sold for $44,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Series's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1968 Chevrolet Camaro 2018 Mecum : Las Vegas$36,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 2018 Mecum : Las Vegas$35,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro 2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago   
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2018 Mecum : Dallas$27,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro 2018 Mecum : Dallas$37,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28 2018 Mecum : Dallas$85,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 2018 Mecum : Dallas$55,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 2018 Mecum : Louisville$28,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Resto Mod 2018 Mecum : Hershey$28,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2018 Mecum : Hershey$16,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Resto Mod 2018 Mecum : Portland   
1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro RS/SS 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$285,000$275,000$300,000
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$35,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$75,000$80,000$100,000
1968 Chevrolet Camaro 2018 Carlisle Auction : Spring   
1968 Chevrolet Camaro 2018 Carlisle Auction : Spring   
1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS124378N4629572018 BarrettJackson : Palm Beach   
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe124378N4465622018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale $55,000$65,000
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2018 Mecum : Houston$40,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro 2018 Mecum : Houston$33,000  
1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO COUPE124378N4031242018 Premier Auction Group$29,000  
1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28 COUPE124378L3305422018 Premier Auction Group$37,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$50,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$21,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2018 GAA : Spring Sale$39,000  
1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 396 2018 McCormick's Auction # 64$32,500  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Custom 2018 Leake Auction : Oklahoma City$40,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS Tribute 2018 Leake Auction : Oklahoma City$30,500  
1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO124378N4629572018 GpK Auctions Atlantic City$25,000  
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Pro Touring23152018 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Camaro1969 Hardtop Sport Coupe
Chassis Num: 124379N644001
Engine Num: KM V4201DZ
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Camaro1969 Hardtop Sport Coupe
Chassis Num: 124379N657861
Engine Num: T0513MN
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Camaro1969 Convertible
Chassis Num: 124679N622070
Engine Num: 3955272
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Camaro1969 Convertible
Chassis Num: 124679N639597
Engine Num: T0425HB


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