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Camaro Research Group Discussion => General Discussion => Topic started by: 67jeffreyt on November 25, 2018, 02:23:48 AM

Title: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior
Post by: 67jeffreyt on November 25, 2018, 02:23:48 AM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Chevrolet-Camaro-/132863859229?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10
Title: Re: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior
Post by: bcmiller on November 25, 2018, 02:29:24 AM
Yes he was a famous builder.

That car is real and an awesome car.
Title: Re: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior
Post by: X33RS on November 25, 2018, 02:29:31 AM
Yep, Bill Thomas used to do conversions out in Southern California.  He had some pretty recognizable race cars back in the day as well.  I believe one of his early 60's nova race cars was discovered a couple years ago and being restored.
Title: Re: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior
Post by: 67jeffreyt on November 25, 2018, 02:33:19 AM
That's awesome, I've never heard of him, but I've heard of the others as far as car fame, Yenko, Baldwin motion, Nickey Chevrolet.
Title: Re: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior
Post by: MO on November 25, 2018, 05:33:15 AM
That's awesome, I've never heard of him, but I've heard of the others as far as car fame, Yenko, Baldwin motion, Nickey Chevrolet.

Google him. He's a legend.
Title: Re: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior
Post by: bcmiller on November 25, 2018, 09:39:43 AM
Here is one article. I canít guarentee itís 100 percent accurate, but itís worth reading.

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/early-history-bill-thomas-427-big-block-conversions-nickey-chevrolet-lives-1967-camaro/
Title: Re: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior
Post by: x66 714 on November 25, 2018, 01:26:16 PM
He was also famous for the Cheetah...Joe
Title: Re: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior
Post by: Charley on November 25, 2018, 02:59:40 PM
The car appears to be very nicely done but I didn't see any documentation to Thomas ?
Title: Re: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior
Post by: 67jeffreyt on November 25, 2018, 03:48:42 PM
Great information, thank you, it's a beautiful car, I love the bench seat deluxe interior and power windows and column shift
Title: Re: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior
Post by: bcmiller on November 25, 2018, 04:48:58 PM
The car appears to be very nicely done but I didn't see any documentation to Thomas ?

I believe there is something. But I donít think there will be typical invoice type stuff like with a Yenko.

You can contact SMT to ask because I believe that all documentation went with the car. And it was in MCR several years back.

Or if you really need to know, I can ask the previous owner.

I really donít have a good idea what this car is worth, but the restoration is top notch. Maybe in the $100k to $120k range. Could be more. They just are not that common and they donít come up for sale very often.
Title: Re: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior
Post by: vabeach56wagon on November 30, 2018, 08:59:31 PM
Wasn't Bill Thomas one of the early vendors who supplied the Z28's headers to GM?
Title: Re: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior
Post by: dutch on December 01, 2018, 09:47:38 PM
If the young lady comes with it - I did look through the description and didn't see it noted..  :D  I'll have to get busy putting in a bid certainly!
Oh - that car is great looking as well..
Title: Re: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior
Post by: Niblet on December 16, 2018, 04:09:29 AM
actually I'm tired of seeing her on all those Ebay adds,,,just tired of the same old broad in the same pose
Title: Re: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior
Post by: vtfb68 on December 17, 2018, 01:57:53 AM
I have a copy of the "BILL THOMAS 396 performance handbook"
   VT