From the book "Camaro! From Challenger to Champion" by Gary L. Witzenburg

Chevrolet Camaro Cheverra – 1980 PPG Pace Car

The first ever PPG Pace Car.

History

The Cheverra paced the 1980 and ’81 race seasons. As with future PPG Pace Cars, it was painted with an experimental paint and featured a 2-tone color scheme. It appears to have gone through a couple phases, ending with the custom front air dam and gold mesh wheels.

Specifications

The exterior aerodynamics featured an IROC-look front air dam and a whale tail spoiler, similar to that found on a Porsche 911 Carrera of the same era. The suspension was modified and aftermarket wheels were added. The Cheverra is powered by a 400 HP, 355 cu. in. V8.

Current Status

Said to have been sold in 2012, I hope it’s in good hands.

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From the book "Camaro! From Challenger to Champion" by Gary L. Witzenburg

From the book “Camaro! From Challenger to Champion” by Gary L. Witzenburg

lorain county speedway 1980

At the Lorain County Speedway, 1980.

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