Chevrolet Camaro Grand-Am GTA Racing Car
In September 1999 following the demise of the USRRC, which governed the Daytona Rolex 24 Hour race, the Grand-Am Road Racing Association was formed with backing from NASCAR and the International Speedway Corporation. A 10-race schedule was announced and a five-class structure was adopted, including SR and SRP II for sports prototypes, as well as three GT classes – GTO, GTU and AGT or American GT.
The 2000 season kicked off with the Rolex 24 at Daytona, where the Camaro of Comer Racing, the car offered here, fought to victory in GTA with John Finger, Doug Mills, Richard Maugeri and Andy McNeil driving. In fact, this win marked Chevrolet and GM’s first endurance-racing victory of the New Millennium.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.
600+ hp, Chevrolet V8 racing engine with Dart cylinder block, Trick Flow cylinder heads, Crower roller valvetrain, 13:1 compression ratio and dry-sump oiling, Sanz five-speed manual transmission, Bemco tubular racing chassis with independent front suspension and front anti-roll bar, live nine-inch rear axle, Penske racing shock absorbers, and four-wheel Alcon hydraulic disc brakes.
Source: RM Auctions