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Dave Strickler Z 28
« on: January 14, 2014, 02:36:53 AM »
Much noise being made this week at the BJ auction about the Dave Strickler 68 Z28 drag race car.  musclecarsworld.com  Apr 2013 has the story on this drag racing icon.
I am impressed by the 11:70s @ 116 this car used to turn in it's heyday with only a "stock" 302 Grumpy built engine and 5:38 gears.

I'm guessing that factory Penske T/A cars of that year might have turned high 12's or low 13's with road race gears

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Re: Dave Strickler Z 28
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 05:42:03 AM »
Robert, it will be very interesting to see what the car sells for, if it does indeed sell. Lots of great history and a championship winning car in '68.
I think with Jerry MacNeish owning it and competing with in in NHRA several years back, he was running in the low 10.40s but I could be confusing
that with his current '67 Z. Anyway, far faster than the Penske cars would have been back in the day in a straight drag race.
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Re: Dave Strickler Z 28
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 08:39:10 AM »

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Re: Dave Strickler Z 28
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 03:08:15 PM »
Wonder how many Camaros that car helped sell ? It inspired the look of my car back in 69---started out a Plain Jane per #1.

Matter of fact we drag race an Anglia, nostalgic gasser stuff, and I was on YouTube looking at some vid of it . On a whim typed in 68 z/28 and came across Jerry M. pulling gears in Old Reliable. Those 302's have a certain sound to them when they wail ,and the way it resonates through the car... have to experience to know what I'm talking about. I ran/run stronger small blocks ,not the same. ( 90" WB cars are a hoot too, different website) Sent a chill up the spine and reminded me I have one ! So in a way that old war horse inspired me to get rolling on the one to the left---Day 2 of course.

Very curious to see what it pulls at BJ this weekend. Sort of the Holy Grail for guys with 68 z's.

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Re: Dave Strickler Z 28
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2014, 03:20:12 AM »
Sold for 253 K according to a report on the CRG forum.  It was sold during a TV commercial break the report said.

How about the Dave Heinz IMSA corvette for 2.5 MILLION! and the Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra for 1.5 M!

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Re: Dave Strickler Z 28
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 05:07:08 AM »
The Corvette prices seem to be going through the roof lately but evidently the Camaros aren't following suit.
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Re: Dave Strickler Z 28
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2014, 05:30:49 AM »
Vintage pic of Old Reliable and Grumpy Jenkins' Chevy II on ebay right now...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Bill-Jenkins-Grumpys-Toy-Dave-Stickler-Old-Reliable-drag-race-35mm-slide-/291082738182
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