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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 03:06:38 PM »
 I can think of a lot of things $195,000 with buy, and this car isn't on my list.
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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 03:30:12 PM »
I have no idea what a racer which is eligible for Historic T/A racing might be worth, however I know if you want to play at Laguna Seca with the cars built by legends such as Bud Moore, Smokey Yunick, Roger Penske, and Carrol Shelby it IS GOING TO COST YA... 195k might seem like a drop in the bucket to someone who wants that experience!
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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 04:59:09 PM »
Very cool.

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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 05:44:48 PM »
Odd looking scattershield :(
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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011, 07:26:18 AM »
Theres another one on ebay now.


Um how do you post links on this forum

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.m748&item=270753882677&viewitem=&_trkparms=clkid%3D217777782279614499

Think you'll have to copy paste if you want to look

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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 01:08:21 PM »
A little cheaper than the last one. But still out of my price range.
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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2011, 04:30:31 AM »
This is a good looking A sedan car (no T/A history), and appears to be mostly "period correct"  I don't believe there are too many of those SCCA A sedan cars left that are racing.

Jerry Taylor in OR has a clone 67 camaro T/A car.  This is the 2nd one he has built - is asking $60 K I believe which seems like a fair price.  Jerry at one time owned the ex Leigh Gardner camro that did a few T/A races.

If you just want to play with most vintage groups a clone car will do fine.  A few years ago the trading price on a privateer T/A car was about $125 K, depending on it's state of restoration. Have no idea where prices are at in today's economy.

Some friends of mine are hoping to replicate my 67 T/A camaro.  They have a shell and some driveline parts.  It will be interesting to see what money they will have invested when they are done (not counting labour).

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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2011, 04:56:12 AM »
Robert,

I would love to see your Camaro replicated. It shouldn't cost them too much if they do it as per the original. It's when they start hanging late model engines and transmission off them that it gets out of hand.

Any pic of the progress ?

Bruce.

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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2011, 04:50:18 PM »
Bill Glowacki pointed out this '69 Camaro race car on craigslist to me so I'm just passing it along.
I have no idea what sort of race history it has had. It most likely never had actual Trans-Am history but you never know. It might warrant a call
and a little further research. Since it is listed in the Milwaukee area, maybe it was raced at Road America. Is anybody here familiar with the car?
« Last Edit: October 30, 2011, 05:15:34 AM by Jon Mello »
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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2011, 10:06:04 PM »
Bill Glowacki pointed out this '69 Camaro race car on craigslist to me so I'm just passing it along.

I'm out of state, away from my additional information on this car, but this is another '69 Camaro that William/Bill MacFarlane road raced.  It did not have pre-1972 SCCA Trans-Am history, according to the owner I communicated with 8-10 years ago.  The car was in the same state 8-10 years ago.

If someone is interested in the car, I'd still follow up with the seller to find out more.  Don't just go on my memory. 

I should be able to add more detail by next Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2011, 07:29:05 PM »
Just a bit more info on the '69 Camaro race car for sale in the Craigslist ad above... Provided to me in e-mail correspondence by the owner from 2001:

* No known Trans-Am history.  
* A-Sedan history only, beginning in 1979.
* William "Bill" MacFarlane race car for a couple years.
* MacFarlane sold to Fred Beuchert.  (Beuchert's name still could be seen painted on door of car in 2001)
* Fred Beuchert was a racer friend of MacFarlane, and the car frequented Summit Point.
* 2001 owner was told it had a JL8 rear before purchase, but upon receipt, it came with a Ford 9"  (2001 owner not too happy about that).
* 2001 owner was told it had "ties to Penske" before purchase, but upon additional review, none could be found.  (2001 owner not too happy about that).
* No VIN number.
* Trim tag is an early Norwood style.
* Trim tag info provided to me...
*** Norwood produced
*** Rally Green paint
*** Black vinyl top
*** Standard black interior



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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2011, 01:14:34 AM »
I believe A sedan was phased out starting in 68 and those cars were morphed into GT 1.  A friend, Al Ratcliff in Toronto, started building a 69 camaro into a Trans-Am car in the mid seventies and I drove it a few times including the 77 T/A at St. Jovite.  By then we had Category 1 and Catergory 2 cars in the same race. In 80 it was Cat 1 only. By 81 the tub cars were totally obsolete as the tube frame cars took over.  Al's car was later wrecked at Mosport after he sold it.

There was another recent 69 camaro road race car for sale recently on ebay with no known history. It was red if I remember, then later in primer.  I have emailed the seller to see what happened to it.

Robert Barg


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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2011, 06:05:41 PM »
Hello Robert,

Indeed A-Sedan did get phased out for a while, but as I can tell, A-Sedan was at least running through 1979.  I have the 1979 SCCA General Competition Rule book, and pages 105-116 covers A-Sedan.  In 1980, the SCCA began lumping the cars together, and even provided a supplemental document to the GCRs entitled "1980 GT Category Specifications."  The 1967-69 Chevrolet Camaro is classified as GT-1 in this supplemental document.

But, if someone is interested in the Camaro from the Craigslist ad above, please do more fact checking on my bullet points.  I did not further research the material, and only pasted these details as the 2001 owner presented them to me.

-Chad



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Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2011, 06:20:16 PM »
And when you go someplace such as the club owned and run track at Waterford Hills, MI, you can still run A Sedan.