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31  Model Specific Discussions / Foreign Camaros / Re: Is this the first 69 Camaro sold direct to Sweden? on: November 06, 2013, 03:41:03 AM
Ha, he maybee they were! At least they were car enthusiasts themselves so they knew what to look for!  Grin

First gen, oh that's a lot I guess. I've been to the local show in my own town with like 120ī people and the show had like 1500 cars and maybee 30 first gen!
A couple of original pace cars, one original 427 (see pic above), a couple of real deal Z:s and the rest SS/RS, RS, SS and a bunch like mine, plain Jane's!

In Sweden totally i really don't have the figs but most of them are 69:s!  Cool Maybee Janne know....?
32  Model Specific Discussions / Foreign Camaros / Re: Is this the first 69 Camaro sold direct to Sweden? on: November 06, 2013, 02:42:00 AM
Man finding another Camaro, or sighting of another let alone another 69 in sweden while you guys are rolling yours must be wild sight. If I was visiting Sweden and saw (3) 69 Camaros rolling down the street I think that would have to do a double take, I thought there were just Volvo shows over there?? Cheesy
Smiley
No it's actually a lot of classic American cars in the street, at least during summer! Wink
I met an American couple in the age of 60 plus and they had never seen so many American classics during one night in their life and this was just a ordinary summer night in a Swedish town with like 200 000 habitans! No special cruising night, no car show, no nothing, just an ordinary summer evening! Smiley
33  Model Specific Discussions / Foreign Camaros / Re: Is this the first 69 Camaro sold direct to Sweden? on: October 30, 2013, 02:40:49 AM
Very cool post.  Always interesting the people and stuff you run in to at some shows.  Thanks for the post and pics!

Thanx Dennis! Iīm glad you read it! Smiley
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires on: October 26, 2013, 06:56:43 AM
Since a couple of years I drive my 69 with Good Year Polyglas without any problems at all!   Roll Eyes
It's H70-14 in the rear and F70-14 in the front!  Could it be that I lowered  the car app. 2" with Hotchkis sport leaf in the rear and front that makes it works so fine??

35  Model Specific Discussions / Foreign Camaros / Re: Is this the first 69 Camaro sold direct to Sweden? on: October 24, 2013, 04:22:16 PM
I never thanked you for the data.
Thanks!
Always great to see export cars. The engine code should say if it's originally a powerglide or not. I expect it's original.
It was registered in April of 69. There's others that are registered before this one, and some with lower VINs, so I wouldn't say it's the first one, but is is an early one.
No probs, Curt!
I'm just glad if I could help! Smiley
36  Model Specific Discussions / Foreign Camaros / Re: Is this the first 69 Camaro sold direct to Sweden? on: October 24, 2013, 04:19:56 PM
Just curious...

Why are there Illinois plates on that first Camaro (orange w/white stripes) in Sweden??
Hi Fred,
That's my car and I imported it to Sweden from Waterloo, Illinois 2005!  This was one of two legal pilates that the former owner had ordered, and I asked if I could keep one! I also have the original plates from 1969!
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: NEED HELP ASAP!!! Photos of 69 Hockey Stripe - Baldwin Motion stripe too? on: October 17, 2013, 01:49:19 AM
Looks fantastic this way!  Wink
But you donīt think itīs too much with the added hockey stripe as well?
I would have lhad it like this for a while and then maybe add the other stripe, just my cup of tea! Tongue
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Cross Ram Z in action - sorta - check er out on: October 09, 2013, 01:30:08 AM
Looks fantastic and I really love that aggressive sound!  Cool
...wonder what it would take to make my 355 sound like that.....  Smiley
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69' Z28 with Factory Cross Ram on: October 05, 2013, 02:17:17 AM
Amazing!  Shocked
....but if the car is  an all original one why is the color of the striping and grille wrong then?
It should be white striping and silver grille, shouldn't it?  Huh
And the steering wheel looks like a Grant?   Undecided
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Chevy Camaro Only Unrestored COPO in the World! on: October 02, 2013, 08:17:49 AM
I don't think it is the only iron 427 Camaro that is unrestored but definitely not the only unrestoed 427 COPO Camaro including ZL1s
as there is this amazing ZL1 story.

There are some 427 COPO Camaros that were old race cars that remain mostly unrestored but have mods from racing since new

unrestored ZL1
http://www.mecumauction.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0508-65934

Wow, thatīs even nicer!!
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Chevy Camaro Only Unrestored COPO in the World! on: October 02, 2013, 01:54:07 AM
Speechless!!
..if it's true, which it seems to be, I also would like to hear the story!!  Shocked
Maybee it's one of these cars that were left by the dealer and no one bought it...?  Tongue
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Hemmings Muscle Machine of the Year on: September 02, 2013, 02:33:41 AM
Got my vote to, spectacular car!!  Shocked
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Suggestions Wanted For 1969 Camaro Custom Paint Design on: August 19, 2013, 03:12:00 AM
Steve, I don't remember ever seeing a stinger hood with a hood tach. It is a fiberglass hood, they used lightweight springs. Not sure the hood would stay up! Glad you are going with the motion look. Retro is in. Everything old is new again.
Hi, look at the car behind mee! Smiley
44  Model Specific Discussions / Foreign Camaros / Re: Is this the first 69 Camaro sold direct to Sweden? on: August 08, 2013, 12:18:58 PM
By the looks of the trunk area & engine compartment it looks like it was painted all white at one time.
It was va ery common custom thing in the 70:ies to paint the inner fenders, gas tank, rear leaf springs, rear axle etc in theese colors. It could be a mix of while, red and blue as the colors in the american flag! This car is a good example of that painting!
45  Model Specific Discussions / Foreign Camaros / Re: Is this the first 69 Camaro sold direct to Sweden? on: August 08, 2013, 12:14:40 PM
I also noted additional bumper mounted rear reflectors? or lights?    Are these peculiar to Swedish sold cars?  or obvious owner add-on's for some reason?   The rear mounted driver side whip antenna was also peculiar...?
Theese reflectors are often used if the the Swedish car control  didn't accept the original reflector in the rear lamp lens.
The antenna is a typical car antenna from a gas station or similiar, nothing original!
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