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6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Gas mileage 6 cyl
« on: January 21, 2018, 03:46:28 PM »
'68 Convertible - 250 / Saginaw 3-speed / 3.55:1 gears. Best so far is 19 around town, 22 on highway running 65.

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Mixed N vin and LOS trim tag?
« on: January 04, 2018, 05:47:08 PM »
So I'm really confused. I emailed the seller and asked if he has any documentation to support the car's description.

Part of me wants to run away as fast as I can...

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Decoding/Numbers / Mixed N vin and LOS trim tag?
« on: January 04, 2018, 04:39:28 PM »
Tried doing a search but didn't get a match, looked thru the CRG articles and didn't see this addressed.

There is a '68 RSSS being offered for sale where the seller claims the build was a special order NOR delivered to LOS for assembly. Smells completely fishy to me and sets off red flags. Anyone every come across this before?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Chevrolet-Camaro-ss-rs/302588749894?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

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6-cylinder Camaros / Re: 1968 6cyl 3spd
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:42:41 PM »
I'm at a tossup on the color, car has had one repaint about 10 years ago. Original color is Cordovan Maroon with white top and red interior. Last owner had a newer generation white and black with red interior, he painted this one to match. He also said that he thought the Maroon and red didn't go together well. I came across a coupe for sale with the same color combo and I kind of like it but white has grown on me too.

May considering going back to original if I paint her again in my remaining lifespan :-)

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6-cylinder Camaros / Re: 1968 6cyl 3spd
« on: December 09, 2017, 07:26:42 PM »
Very true, has to be the right car/right buyer. In my case, my very first car was a '68 straight six on the column that I sold off at the age of 19, regretted it every single day since. This time around I knew exactly what I was looking for and that I was willing to pay regardless the asking price. There are definitely not many of these L6/L22's left around that are unmolested. It took me four years of searching to find this combination and I travel from Virginia to New Mexico to get her.

Back to original question for rarity, there were more L22 made than L6's, about 46,000ish i6 coupes to 3,400ish i6 convertibles. As to where it was built, Norwood made something like 5 to 1 over Van Nuys.

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6-cylinder Camaros / Re: 1968 6cyl 3spd
« on: December 09, 2017, 01:00:07 AM »
I have a convertible model with the 3-speed M11 option. Love this car, the torque of the i6 paired with the 3 on the floor is a blast to drive around town.

The market is for those of us that still see something in the straight sixes that retain their originality. Breaks my heart to see these motors pulled for a 502. There are plenty of worn out 327's out there that are better candidates.

Market prices vary but most original metal survivor coupes are floating around $20-25K, 'verts $25-30K.

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General Discussion / Re: Parts manual and numbers
« on: November 22, 2017, 12:36:44 AM »
PM sent

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General Discussion / Re: Parts manual and numbers
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:54:44 PM »
Section 6.513 steering wheels

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General Discussion / Re: Parts manual and numbers
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:41:30 PM »
Try locating a copy of Parts and Accessories Catalog P&A 30A October 1970, cover's all three years of first gen.

There is a scanned copy of it at GMPARTSWIKI.com but you have to go thru it page by page (over 2,500 pages).

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