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Lot #3010 1978 Chevrolet Camaro

A. J. Foyt's Documented Final Race Winning Stock Car
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Interior Color
Black
Exterior Color
Orange & Orange
Offered On
Nov 2, 2013
Approximate Run Time
TBD
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  • Driven by Motorsports Legend A. J. Foyt
  • Sold with Certificate of Authenticity Signed by Foyt
  • Indisputable Documentation & Provenance
  • Captured Foyt’s Last Stock Car Victory, Last Dirt Victory and Last Championship
  • Sold with Authentic AJ Foyt Driving Suit

In the 60’s and 70’s the United States Auto Club (USAC) sanctioned a stock car series that rivaled the likes of NASCAR. Mostly ran in conjunction with their Indy Car events, the USAC stock car series started sanctioning the Stock Car series in 1956 once AAA withdrew following a very tragic 1955 racing season.

After winning his 4th Indianapolis 500 in 1977, Foyt decided to return to the USAC Stock Car Series for the 1978 campaign. He did so behind the wheel of a Buick and this 1978 Camaro.

After winning five events in the 1978 campaign, and claiming the championship. Foyt returned in 1979 exclusively behind the wheel of this Camaro to once again battle for the crown. Foyt picked up right where left off capturing wins and battling the likes of Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin, Joe Ruttman, and Dick Trickle.

However Foyt’s most special weekend behind the wheel of the second generation Camaro came during the August 18th 1979 weekend. Foyt bested a field of 32 cars at the Fair Stock 200 held at the infamous Milwaukee mile to claim the checkered flag.
One night later Foyt unloaded the ‘78 Camaro at the Springfield Mile for the Allen Crowe Memorial 100, even though it wasn’t a perfect choice for the dirt track. Foyt hadn’t raced at Springfield since 1974 and at this point in his career rarely raced on the dirt. Foyt showed the sellout crowd that he still had it when he drove through the field with less than 20 laps to go to claim back to back victories on consecutive nights on two different surfaces. Even more significant, this would end up being Foyt’s last victory on the dirt. Foyt would go on to win the 1979 USAC Stock Car Series championship by a healthy margin over Bay Darnell.

This 1978 Camaro has been beautifully preserved and has resided in the North Carolina Motorsports Hall of Fame since 2007. The Camaro comes with a booklet of information that includes a certificate of Authenticity, and many photos of Foyt behind the wheel.

If you’re looking for motorsports history, this 1978 Camaro has a ton of it. Not only was it driven by the only man to win the Indy 500, Daytona 500, 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, and the 24 hours of Le Mans, but the Camaro is the very vehicle that gave Foyt his last championship, last ever Stock Car victory, and last victory on a dirt surface. It doesn’t get more historical then this 1978 Camaro! Sold on a Bill of Sale.

Basic

Year
1978
Make
Chevrolet
Secondary Make
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Model Name
Camaro
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Vehicle Type
Other
Hobby Segment
Competition Car
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Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
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Misc

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Battery Charger
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Power Steering
No
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
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Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
No

Body

Body Style
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Doors
2
Body Color
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Paint Type
Single stage
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Double A-arm
Rear Suspension Type
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Axle Specification
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Rear Wheel Specification
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History

Restoration Status
Survivor
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Awards Summary
Most victories of any car Foyt owned or drove. Unquestionable and documented race provenance.
Historical Documents Summary
Complete Doc including extremely rare photo's of AJ driving the car on asphult and dirt. Unquestionable documentation and provenance

Anticipated Sale Price: $250,000.00 to $375,000.00

This vehicle is available exclusively through our Charlotte auction, October 31st - November 3rd. To bid, please register at the RKM Collector Car website or call 704.235.0746 for more details.

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