This Sunoco Camaro was the third of six such cars built and the first one prepared specifically for Penske’s 1968 season. Delivered to the team’s Philadelphia garage in November 1967 and completed in January 1968, the car was painted in the trademark Sunoco blue livery and driven by Mark Donahue, Craig Fisher, and Bob Johnson at Daytona as #6, where they finished 12th overall and 2nd in class. While Donahue switched to the 1967 Camaro lightweight for the next few races, this 1968 car received brake upgrades and proved much more competitive when raced at Sebring as #16 by Fisher, Johnson, and Joe Welch, finishing 4th overall.
RM Sotheby’s will be offering this example at their Amelia Island auction on the 12th March. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos: Robin Adams ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's.