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Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available
« Reply #210 on: May 14, 2014, 04:05:24 AM »
Roy,

The employee at Joe Clayton Chevrolet whom I talked to today (a long time friend) is the parts manager there.   When I explained the difference between what NCRS data had for Joe V Clayton (Zone 8/ Dealer 73)..  He said yes that is correct.    When I told him what GM records had for my car on date 18Sept69, he said he thought the old zone number was '31'...  (I was hoping he'd confused 31 and 21), but maybe it really was 31.    He mentioned 'the previous dealer' as Royal Chevrolet (I think).  I will get back with him and probably drive down there and see what they might have in terms of written documentation for the old Zone number... and will report back.

Note:  Joe Clayton Chevrolet originated in cy 1968 (could have been with the '69 model year.   Before that, the area was possibly covered by Royal Chevrolet (based in Huntsville, AL).  Back then, Clayton Chevrolet had the reputation all across north Alabama and southern Tennessee as being the area's 'high performance' headquarters where lots of people bought their muscle cars...

Gary
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Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available
« Reply #211 on: May 14, 2014, 04:08:35 AM »
maybe it would jog his memory and may mean more if you "drove" your Z down there????

(How is it coming with the actual Z car ?)

(Or the nomad??)

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« Reply #212 on: May 14, 2014, 04:12:32 AM »
maybe it would jog his memory and may mean more if you "drove" your Z down there????

(How is it coming with the actual Z car ?)
(Or the nomad??)

Yes, it would be good for other reasons if I could *drive* my Z28 down there.. :), but unfortunately the front clip is still apart.  The

There are no current employees there who worked there in '69.   The closest possibility would be the current owner of the dealership (son of Joe Clayton) who now operated the dealership, but who was probably a tyke at the time.. :)
Are you suggesting that even as a small tyke, he would probably recall everything about such a beautiful HO Camaro?? :)

Nomad body is back on the rolling chassis, all bolted down good and snugly (that was last week's task).  Body work is going slow except for what I do, as the fella I hired to help me is occupied elsewhere right now (except for a few hours a week)..


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« Reply #213 on: May 14, 2014, 04:18:03 AM »
I was suggesting driving a big orange look at me car down there might garner a bit more attention, and if they knew it might have sold from their dealership might be a neat story, that the son may reach out to a few guys to try to figure it out. If he was smart could try to drum up some publicity out of it as well, so a win win situation. At least that is how I might sell it....
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Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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« Reply #214 on: May 14, 2014, 04:21:41 AM »
i don't disagree with that approach, Bullitt....  :)   but see point 1..  no front clip on car..  :)
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« Reply #215 on: May 14, 2014, 04:24:36 AM »
I gotcha, well maybe when ya get the nomad done. Just trying to think of ways to get them working for you.
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« Reply #216 on: May 14, 2014, 11:39:46 AM »
Or you could just give me the Nomad that way you could jump right on the Camaro.
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« Reply #217 on: May 14, 2014, 01:16:29 PM »
Letter arrived in mail today - car was originally delivered to Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA. Very cool to finally get confirmation, thanks Roy and NCRS!
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP

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« Reply #218 on: May 14, 2014, 01:36:27 PM »
Or you could just give me the Nomad that way you could jump right on the Camaro.

Thats kinda how I acquired my 55 Bel Air! (my friend had too many projects at that time).
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Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available
« Reply #219 on: May 14, 2014, 01:44:39 PM »
Close, but no cigar...  I fall 962 outside the top range at 588237, Late January, and got the bad news this morning about a refund.  So add another Camaro to the upper end of this.  "  1969 Camaro 9N508855 to 9N587275  "   Man I'm bummed.  Just when you think you're safe. :)  
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« Reply #220 on: May 14, 2014, 02:50:35 PM »
I have a couple shipping documents from Scuncio Cheverolet in Greenville RI. They show a dealer code of 32613 Zone 32. Is the dealer code the same as the dealer number? Have not got my paperwork yet but hoping this is what it says.
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« Reply #221 on: May 14, 2014, 03:03:39 PM »
After reading Gary's post I'm curious to see what mine says, since I know the original dealer (or at least I think I do) by the original new car warranty sticker which is still on the back of my rear view mirror. We'll see if the report matches up.

Oops! Looks like I'm outta  luck. One of the missing ones 516355
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Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available
« Reply #222 on: May 14, 2014, 03:43:34 PM »
Roy,

The employee at Joe Clayton Chevrolet whom I talked to today (a long time friend) is the parts manager there.   When I explained the difference between what NCRS data had for Joe V Clayton (Zone 8/ Dealer 73)..  He said yes that is correct.    When I told him what GM records had for my car on date 18Sept69, he said he thought the old zone number was '31'...  (I was hoping he'd confused 31 and 21), but maybe it really was 31.    He mentioned 'the previous dealer' as Royal Chevrolet (I think).  I will get back with him and probably drive down there and see what they might have in terms of written documentation for the old Zone number... and will report back.

Note:  Joe Clayton Chevrolet originated in cy 1968 (could have been with the '69 model year.   Before that, the area was possibly covered by Royal Chevrolet (based in Huntsville, AL).  Back then, Clayton Chevrolet had the reputation all across north Alabama and southern Tennessee as being the area's 'high performance' headquarters where lots of people bought their muscle cars...

Gary

Gary, I'm going to hold off on your new report until we see if something shows up for 31-073 that shows Joe V Clayton on it, without that I'm left with "Based on limited information for the time frame Dealer name believed to begin with a  C and is located in AL, FL or TN".  You are so close to finding something we can give GM I would like to set on it a few days and see what happens.

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« Reply #223 on: May 14, 2014, 04:32:49 PM »
Roy,

Please 'sit on it' as long as you can as long as there's a possibility of getting more firm information.  The update you could provide today would not greatly increase what I already have (except for correcting the Zone# from 21 to 31).

I'm trying to get in touch with my friend there, who had told me yesterday that the original zone number was 31, in order to find out if he has documentation (of any kind?), or how he knew that zone number (since it changed to zone 8 a long while ago)..  He was out when I called so I left a message.  

The current owner of the dealership (Bryan Clayton) is the son of the original owner (Joe V Clayton), but the son is only 53 now, ( a youngster) who was only around 8 yrs old in 1969... but I will inquire with him as well... :)

Gary
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« Reply #224 on: May 14, 2014, 07:04:19 PM »
I have a couple shipping documents from Scuncio Cheverolet in Greenville RI. They show a dealer code of 32613 Zone 32. Is the dealer code the same as the dealer number? Have not got my paperwork yet but hoping this is what it says.

32-613 is Scuncio Chevrolet, Wakefield - Peacedale, RI according to the GM record