1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 'OLD RELIABLE' - 160969 Sold* at Scottsdale 2014 - Lot #5036 1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 'OLD RELIABLE' https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/160969/160969_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Auction Scottsdale 2014
Status Sold
Lot 5036
Year 1968
Model CAMARO Z/28
*Includes Buyer Commission
VIN 124378N411100
Exterior Color BRONZE
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 302
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Lot #5036 - Racing legend, Dave Strickler, campaigned this Jenkin's prepared Z/28 Camaro and dominated the ranks of NHRA Super Stock racing during the 1968 season. During the summer of '68, Strickler racked up several wins and runner-up titles at various NHRA Super Stock meets throughout the country. On Sunday, October 6, 1968, Dave drove to a decisive victory over a stellar field of Super Stocks at the NHRA Super Stock All-Star Meet held at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. Strickler then went on to capture and win the 1968 Super Stock World Championship title in Tulsa, OK on October 20, 1968. This was the most prestigious NHRA drag racing event to win. During the 1968 season, "The Old Reliable" Z/28 ran elapsed times of 11.70s at 116mph keeping up with many Super Stock 396 Camaros. This was a stock Z/28 intake manifold and carburetor, stock hood, Stahl headers, 5.38 gears and 9" slicks. This "Old Reliable" Z/28 was featured in over 30 automotive publications during 1968 and 1969 making it the most famous Z/28 Camaro in race car history. Champion Spark Plugs and Hooker Headers, two original sponsors, featured this car in their 1968 national advertising, placing ads in virtually all major automotive publications. Thousands of Camaro enthusiasts throughout the country were influenced by this "World Class" Camaro. The Dave Strickler legacy speaks for itself. 16 National Class Championships, 41 National and World records, and a World Championship title. In March of 1993, Jerry MacNeish located and purchased Dave Strickler's Old Reliable Z/28 race car. The Strickler family had kept documentation with the vehicle's VIN. In the summer of 1993, the detailed restoration began. Many of the original racing components were found and reinstalled. Appearance wise, Old Reliable looks exactly like it did during the summer of 1968. All original decals were found and the lettering was duplicated from original photos supplied by the Strickler family. In the summer of 1994, Old Reliable made its debut at Super Chevy Weekend held at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, PA. Strickler's Camaro is still equipped with an original balanced and blue printed 302cid engine. In 1998, Old Reliable ran consistent elapsed times in the 11.20s at over 119.00mph (and that's without a crossram).