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This Camaro is Still Reliable

[Ed. Note: This car is for sale by www.bestofshowautomotive.com, but we thought the car was famous enough to warrant a feature.]

The car is Dave Strickler’s 1968 Camaro Z/28 that won the 1968 Super Stock World Championship, and the man is Camaro historian and authenticity expert, Jerry MacNeish. The car has been comprehensively restored to as-raced condition, including some incredibly rare NOS items that came from Jerry’s personal collection. If there is a more thoroughly documented, well-known, and accurate early Camaro out there, I’d like to see it.

Racing legend Dave Strickler dominated NHRA Super Stock racing during the 1968 season with this Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins-prepared Z/28 Camaro. Equipped with a stock intake manifold and carburetor, stock hood, Stahl Headers, 5.38 gears, and nine-inch slicks, the “Old Reliable" ran elapsed times in the 11.70s at 116 mph, making it competitive with many big-block Super Stock Camaros. Its dominance culminated in two of Strickler’s biggest wins: on Sunday, October 6, 1968, Strickler drove to a decisive victory over a stellar field at the NHRA Super Stock All-Star Meet at Englishtown Raceway Park. Two weeks later, he went on to capture the 1968 Super Stock World Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma, then the most prestigious S/S event on the NHRA calendar.
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