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Question: How long have you owned your current camaro?
5 years or less - 9 (8.8%)
6 to 10 years - 8 (7.8%)
11 to 15 years - 6 (5.9%)
16 to 20 years - 13 (12.7%)
21 to 25 years - 9 (8.8%)
26 to 30 years - 13 (12.7%)
31 to 35 years - 17 (16.7%)
36 to 40 years - 15 (14.7%)
41 to 46 years - 6 (5.9%)
Original Owner! - 6 (5.9%)
Total Voters: 102

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« Reply #75 on: March 09, 2014, 06:08:45 PM »

Yes I had it to the track.    I worked at our local drag strip for 16 years.   When I did all the work I was 17.   My dad pulled a fast one on me and made the carb linkage and made it a little on the long side.   He had to answer to my mother.   I built it and if I broke it, I had to fix it so I really was scared to brake it.   I never got to know what it really ran.  It ran 15.70's  It just never seemed to rev all that quick.    20 years later I asked him and he just laughed.  I had ported and polished the oval port heads and did my own 3 angle valve job.   But never ran it to its potential.   I ended up putting a 350 in That ran 14.70 with 3.36 gears and 3,400 pounds.  I took it off the road in 1995.  We built the best we could at the time, but there just were not many parts for the cars then, dad got $20 a week allowance so he knew how to stretch a buck.    Up 1985 the car had 12 owners and  was used very hard.   The top bows were broke and it had a 68 front end on it.  It has been a big part of my life and has to be restored the I can make it the next time it breathes again.    I have had 10 Camaros since, but there is only ONE first and I still have mine.   It is an early car built in 66 and was a 327/ 2bbl, 3 speed on the tree originally, factory Bolero red, black interior.
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« Reply #76 on: March 10, 2014, 02:51:01 PM »

Good story, I like the idea your dad had. I may have to make some of those "mystery mods" to my kids cars when they are ready to roll.
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« Reply #77 on: March 11, 2014, 11:02:21 PM »

   It is an early car built in 66 and was a 327/ 2bbl, 3 speed on the tree originally, factory Bolero red, black interior.

Cool story ds1;   Your car is very similar to mine  11A(66) LOS built,  327/2 bbl., Powerglide on the tree originally, Bolero Red with standard Black interior.  Difference is it was my sons first car, plan is it will go back to him eventually.  When I'm done playing.  LOL!
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« Reply #78 on: April 25, 2014, 04:02:24 PM »

Howdy all. Just found this site and thread and registered, and had to reply for my 1st post. I am the original owner of a 69 coupe, built in Nov. '68 at the Norwood plant. Although it's just a base model, it's unrestored - with the exception of being re-painted 15 years ago with it's original color which is Lemans Blue lacquer. Just rolled over 86,036 miles. Low option car - main options are: PS, A/C, 327/210, Powerslide Wink. Only gasket ever broke on the 327 is the water pump. Still has the original lug nuts, wheels, dog dish hub caps, interior, sheet metal, Protec-A-Plate, documents, copy of window sticker, etc. No broadcast sheet was found when taken apart for paint. Went down to bare metal for paint - front clip off, glass & ALL external trim off, and entire interior removed down to the bare shell - paint was done right.

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1st is before the paint - and yes, I drove it on the track - my better half left her fingerprints in the seat Wink ;
2nd is after the paint;

Sorry I don't have a pic of it when new. As you may - or may not - be able to see in the 1st pic, the paint was crap. I couldn't stand it anymore, and had it done. Numerous trophies and awards. My better half & I dated in it starting in 1972. Our newborn son was brought home in it in '74. Our 19 year old grandson drove it for the 1st time last summer before going to boot camp. My mom also used it (she bought it for me in April '69 (after I failed in my endeavor to get a 427 copo car - I had a cool mom!), and that was the catch). So there it is - 4 generations! I named it "My Addiction" - a fitting name!

Thanks for lookin',
Mike.
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« Reply #79 on: April 25, 2014, 05:56:18 PM »

Welcome to the CRG! Beautiful example, and good story. Are the stickers in the first pic significant? (on the mirror, and possibly upper rear quarter)

You say she left fingernail imprints on the seat, was that from a top speed on the track? mph?
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« Reply #80 on: April 25, 2014, 07:32:01 PM »

I bought my 68 SSRS 396 in 02/1980

This pic was not long after buying the car and replacing the left side front sheet metal. She had a big boo boo when I bought the car..


1981 ish..



2006...


2010..


2014 and the old girl is still probably a year away from being done.. Sad



We bought our X77D80 in 1998
We bought our 68 Vert in 2008



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« Reply #81 on: April 25, 2014, 07:34:33 PM »

What color was it in that first pic?
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1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
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Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV
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« Reply #82 on: April 25, 2014, 08:02:39 PM »

I bought my 67 big block SS/RS 'vert May 12 1978. Eleven years to the day after it was delivered to the original owner. Has some good options, L78, remote mirror, AM/FM, console, M20 and a 3.73.  Bolero Red with a black top. Lots of fun over the years and lots of tickets too.   
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« Reply #83 on: April 25, 2014, 09:19:46 PM »

Odd to look back and see the big meats hanging out of the wheel wells, used to be status quo ! I put the Rally's back on in 90 and remember how out of place it looked. LOL.

Good looking launch in the 2006 pic.
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« Reply #84 on: April 25, 2014, 09:23:29 PM »

Mikes 69 coupe-Very very nice! LeMans Blue-a favorite among myself and many here on site. Welcome to the site,congrats on the long "affair" with your car-nice story
Daytona Yellow Z/28- That is a sweet looking ride-Love Big Blocks! Nice to see the old pics and congrats on your long time owning and commitment.
Dino67 - Pics! need pics. Sounds like a real righteous ride. L78 Wow! Welcome to the site and keep posting to all you great guys with great cars.
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1969 SS 350 coupe LeMans Blue 713 bought in 79
1969 307 4spd. coupe Daytona Yellow 711 bought in 85
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« Reply #85 on: April 25, 2014, 09:48:42 PM »

Daytona Yellow is that your 68 on (Rearrat Muscle Car Garage?)
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« Reply #86 on: April 25, 2014, 09:52:53 PM »

What color was it in that first pic?
It was Gold..
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« Reply #87 on: April 25, 2014, 09:54:03 PM »

Daytona Yellow is that your 68 on (Rearrat Muscle Car Garage?)

 Yes, Rarerat is my Youtube Channel..
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« Reply #88 on: April 25, 2014, 09:55:03 PM »


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Daytona Yellow Z/28- That is a sweet looking ride-Love Big Blocks! Nice to see the old pics and congrats on your long time owning and commitment.

 Thank you sir
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« Reply #89 on: April 25, 2014, 10:37:37 PM »

I love that You Tube Channel. You got some skills my friend. All the CRG'er should check it out.
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