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Camaro Research Group Discussion => Originality => Topic started by: 68 Ragtop on July 12, 2021, 05:31:15 PM

Title: 1968 Camaro Saginaw Factory 4 speed test car
Post by: 68 Ragtop on July 12, 2021, 05:31:15 PM
Saw this on the Facebook and thought it was interesting. Apologies if it is a known car, I did a quick search and did not see it.


1968 rally sport GM four speed test car A executive that worked at the Saginaw transmission plant owned a new car dealership he ordered the Camaro threw his dealership had it shipped to the transmission plant as a four speed test car after the transmission plant was done Testing the car he sold it back to his dealership thatís how the car got out GM rules was to crush all test cars The dealership sold it to Debbie Gray she quit driving out when she couldnít shift it any more no because the linkage got bad she parked the car in the barn on their farm in 1978 until I got itís 327 Saginaw 4 speed bed numbers matching Grecian green it did have a white vinyl top but at the time didnít have it in my heart to put it on thought it was too ugly but easy fix if somebody wants the white vinyl top on this is one truly one of one barn find have not seen another GM 4 speed test car have all the documentation to back it up Thank you for any interest in the car The real price is 160  thousand OBO

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Title: Re: 1968 Camaro Saginaw Factory 4 speed test car
Post by: KurtS on July 12, 2021, 06:25:30 PM
Known car. The description is lots of BS. GM would never buy a car through a dealer!!
The description tells you a lot about the owner.
Title: Re: 1968 Camaro Saginaw Factory 4 speed test car
Post by: MO on July 12, 2021, 10:25:16 PM
That may be the longest sentence I have ever read.
Title: Re: 1968 Camaro Saginaw Factory 4 speed test car
Post by: firstgenaddict on July 13, 2021, 10:12:52 AM
160k or best offer???
If not mistaken - Sale Advertisements are not allowed on this forum...
Title: Re: 1968 Camaro Saginaw Factory 4 speed test car
Post by: bertfam on July 13, 2021, 12:54:52 PM
Quote
If not mistaken - Sale Advertisements are not allowed on this forum...

The OP isn't selling the car. He's just quoting the ad on fakebook.

Ed
Title: Re: 1968 Camaro Saginaw Factory 4 speed test car
Post by: KurtS on July 15, 2021, 05:08:33 AM
And it's an interesting car. But not $160K interesting, more like a coffee interesting.... :)
Title: Re: 1968 Camaro Saginaw Factory 4 speed test car
Post by: BillOhio on July 16, 2021, 05:31:50 PM
My 300G convertible was delivered to the engineering plant at Chrysler.  It was late in production and from what little we can determine was, the buyer must have worked there. 
There were  cars built before that camaro why werent they used for testing.  The guys story makes no sense to me.
Title: Re: 1968 Camaro Saginaw Factory 4 speed test car
Post by: bcmiller on July 16, 2021, 09:21:18 PM
I am trying to dig deeper on this car.
Title: Re: 1968 Camaro Saginaw Factory 4 speed test car
Post by: KurtS on July 17, 2021, 03:34:51 AM
How?? I've talked with the owner before, I think he has a tin hat in the glovebox.

The testing could be for anything. There were lots of test vehicles. Sometimes they were used for minimal testing, but more for evaluations and as pool vehicles. We often had 8-10 M-plate cars in a department.
When a plant called with an issue, (say noise in 3rd gear under decel), you wanted a vehicle to evaluate it. I bet Saginaw had more manual trans cars for pool cars than most departments.
Title: Re: 1968 Camaro Saginaw Factory 4 speed test car
Post by: bcmiller on July 17, 2021, 04:23:59 PM
Hold my beer.