1980 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z-28 "THE HUGGER" CAR #68 OF 90 BUILT "RARE"

1980 Chevrolet Camaro

Technical specifications of Chevrolet Camaro 1980

Price: US $38,000.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Camaro
Year: 1980
Mileage: 44122
VIN: 1P87LAN******
Color: Orange
Engine size: 350 V-8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description


1980 CAMARO Z-28

"THE HUGGER"

CAR #68 OF THE 90 BUILT


  • SUPER RARE CAMARO Z28 " HUGGER"
  • #68 OF THE ORIGINAL 90 BUILT
  • FULLY RESTORED
  • 350 V-8 W/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • REGISTERED W/ TIM DAVIS - HUGGER REGISTRY
  • CORRECT MINI LIGHT WHEELS
  • CAR WAS DELIVERED TO DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
  • THE ONLY CAR DESIGNED AFTER A RACE CAR INSTEAD OF A PACE CAR
  • MUST HAVE FOR CHEVROLET CAR COLLECTORS
THE IDEA FOR THE HUGGER CAMAROS WAS CONCEIVED BY TOM NEHL IN THE SPRING OF 1973 AS MEANS OF FUNDING HIS RACING EFFORT IN THE TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF DAYTONA. NEHL TOOK A PAGE OUT OF THE INDY PACE CAR DEALER DRIVE AWAY BUT WITH AN UNUSUALTWIST. THE DRIVE ALWAYS WERE TO BE MODELED AFTER THE NUMBER 26 CAMARO RACE CAR INSTEAD OF ENGINEERED 1980 Z-28 CAMARO, EARLY IN 1979 NEHL HAD DEVELOPED A STRATEGY FOR RUNNING THE INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS ASSOCIATION TWENTY- FOUR HOUR PEPSI CHALLENGE, AN ENDURANCE RACE RUN OVER THE COURSE AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ON THE 2-3 FEBRUARY 1980. NEHL KNEW FROM EXPERIENCETHAT IN ENDURANCE RACING RELIABILITY CONSISTENT LAP AFTER LAP PERFORMANCE WAS AS IMPORTANT AS SPEED- BEFORE YOU CAN WIN YOU HAVE TO FINISH. NEHL BELIEVEDTHE RELIABLE CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE NEEDED FOR ENDURANCE RACING COULD BE OBTAINED BY MODIFYING A Z-28 CAMARO. HIS PLAN CALLED FOR LIMITING THE MODIFICATION TO THE CAR SO THAT AFTER THE RACE THE CAR COULD BE RETURNED TO ITS ORIGINAL STREET CONDITION. FUNDING FOR THE RACE CAR AND ITS ENTRY INTO THE 1980 IMSA TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PEPSI CHALLENGE WAS TO COME FROM THE JACKSONVILLEZONE CHEVROLET DEALERS WHO WERE GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF DAYTONA DEALER DRIVEWAY. FOR THIS REASON THE DRIVEWAYS WERE ONLY AVAILABLE IN FLORIDA. BILL MITCHELL, A WELL KNOWN SPECIALIST IN CAMARO MODIFICATIONS, ENTERED THE PICTURE WHEN NEHL'S FELLOW RACING ENTHUSIAST BILL WARREN RECOMMENDED THAT MITCHELL'S COMPANY. SPECIAL VEHICLE THE FALL OF 1979 THE CHEVY CAMARO Z-28 ADVERTISING FOCUSED ON THE SUSPENSION - A DRIVING LEGEND . IT'S ENGINEERED FROM THE GROUND UP WITH THE MOST SOPHISTICATED SUSPENSION IN THE CAMARO LINE WITH SPECIAL SHOCKS ANTI SWAY BARS AND SPRINGS TO HELP STABILIZE THE RIDE. BILL MITCHELL WAS ASKED TO CONTINUE THIS THEME AND SO THE NAME WAS CHANGED FROM THE DS150 TO HUGGER IN KEEPING WITH THIS THEME THE HUGGERS WERE TO HAVE THE SAME SVD PERFORMANCE PACKAGE AS THE RACE CAR THAT INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT: MINILITE WHEELS, KONI SHOCK ABSORBERS, SVD REAR STABILIZER BAR, SVD FRONT SPOILER WITH FOG LITES, RACE MARKSTEERING WHEEL, WINDSHIELD CLIPS, REAR WINDOW STRIPS, HOOD PINS AND DUNLOP STEELMAX 205/70 HR 14 TIRES. THE RACE CAR HAD ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS THAT INCLUDED A RACE PREPARED 350 ENGINE WITH THE EMISSION HARDWARE REMOVED THE STOCK EXHAUST SYSTEM WAS REPLACED BY A HEAVY DUTY RACING SYSTEM. THE CAR ALSO HAD ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE PACKAGE AS THE RACE CAR THAT INCLUDED A ROLL CAGE, FUEL CELL, MINILITE RACING WHEELS, RACING TIRES RECARO DRIVING SEAT, WINDOW NET, AND RACING BELTS.

THE DEALERS PARTICIPATING IN THE DRIVEWAY PROGRAM WERE ALL ORDER Z-28 CAMAROS PAINTED RED ORANGE IN ALL 90 HUGGERS WERE ORDERED BY 48 DEALERS PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM WHICH USED UP ABOUT ONE MONTH'S ALLOTMENT OF THE 350 ENGINE. THE CARS WERE DELIVERED IN DECEMBER TO SPECIAL VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT HWY US 92 DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA WHERE BILL MITCHELL AND HIS TEAM WOULD COMPLETE THE ASSEMBLY. A DISTINCTIVE STRIPINGSTYLE WAS DEVELOPED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THESE LIMITED EDITION Z-28 RED ORANGE HUGGERS. EXCEPT FOR THE COLOR THE CHOICE OF OPTIONS WAS LEFT UP TO EACH DEALER.

FOR SALE $38,000.00 OBO OR TRADE

FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR TRADE OFFERS

CALL 386-451-2277 PAUL


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