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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #195 on: July 05, 2021, 02:10:56 AM »
WOW... SUPER WOW!!!
What a killer piece.
So it ended up in Austria? Being raced at some point there?
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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #196 on: July 08, 2021, 04:05:54 PM »
Yes, it was raced by Peter Reinhardt for Francis McNamara Racing in '68 in Germany and other places on the continent with Sunoco sponsorship.

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=10933.0

Helmut Marko took over driving duties for 1969 and the car was raced in KLM livery.
Francis McNamara sold the car to Franz Albert in Austria after the '69 season.  He successfully raced it for a few years before selling it to lesser accomplished racers (also in Austria).  It eventually just got parked, disassembled, and sat for many years.
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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #197 on: July 20, 2021, 02:43:16 AM »
Thread showing additional photos of the 1967 Penske Camaro from the 2020 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=18426.0
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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #198 on: September 05, 2021, 06:31:24 PM »
I spoke with Pat Ryan earlier this week.  The car did not sell at the Gooding auction.  I believe the car opened at $950K for bidding but received no offers.  Pat says the car is available at a reduced expectation so if anybody has the means to follow suit, Pat can be contacted at https://www.prismacars.com .

The first '67 Penske Trans-Am Camaro is coming up for auction during the Monterey Historic race weekend.  For those with deep pockets, here's your chance to own a very cool piece of history.  I went to Austria with Pat Ryan several years back when he located the car and helped verify that it was the real deal prior to purchase. 

https://www.goodingco.com/lot/1967-chevrolet-camaro-z-28-trans-am/?filtersInput%5BauctionType%5D%5B0%5D=Live%20Auction&filtersInput%5BauctionYear%5D%5B0%5D=2021&filtersInput%5BliveAuctionVenue%5D%5B0%5D=Pebble%20Beach&sortBy=ENDING_SOONEST&pageNumber=1
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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #199 on: September 05, 2021, 11:12:44 PM »
I was surprised to see it didn't sell, especially at a premier auction event.

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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #200 on: September 06, 2021, 02:50:36 AM »
Actually not surprised it did not sell. The asking price of 950K is way beyond its value in my opinion. Yes, its a very important, beautifully restored with race history. I'm not alone on this, since there were no bidders. Now, that said, lets look at what its value is. Since we have to compare it to other top dog T/A cars like a Bud Moore Mustang, and also a Penske Javelin. What are those cars going for? That should give a ballpark value. You agree?
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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #201 on: September 07, 2021, 10:54:33 PM »
No.

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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #202 on: September 08, 2021, 12:33:05 AM »
Just another T/A fanatic. A new project in the works.

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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #203 on: September 08, 2021, 07:44:18 PM »
I wasn't talking about the price, I just said I was surprised it didn't sell.

As for the other cars you mentioned, I have no idea what any of them are worth except to say whatever someone is willing to pay for them.

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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #204 on: September 08, 2021, 10:55:11 PM »
Thanks!
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