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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #90 on: August 23, 2015, 04:08:50 PM »
Thank you.  Not sure if I will go to Hershey next year, Doug.  I guess we'll see when the time comes.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #91 on: August 23, 2015, 04:46:32 PM »
Jon,

I'm curious about a statement that occurred in both articles you linked...  "The car was built in 1966 as a race car and sold to a VW dealer in Virginia." ...   I don't understand the significance to a 'VW dealer in Virginia'...  What time frame was that?   Did you buy it from the VW dealer after it was traded in?   OR was the original purchaser of the car a 'vw dealer'??   OR?

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #92 on: August 23, 2015, 05:43:39 PM »
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“And it’s too loud to be driving around on the street,” he added with a laugh.

Nonsense, absolute nonsense.

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #93 on: August 23, 2015, 06:48:14 PM »
Gary,

The original purchaser was a VW/Porsche dealer from Arlington, VA and he ordered the car back in 1966. I never bought it from a VW dealer. Sorry if that got a little confusing.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #94 on: August 23, 2015, 06:50:00 PM »
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“And it’s too loud to be driving around on the street,” he added with a laugh.

Nonsense, absolute nonsense.

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     OK, you got me.  ;D
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #95 on: August 23, 2015, 07:46:39 PM »
Gary,

The original purchaser was a VW/Porsche dealer from Arlington, VA and he ordered the car back in 1966. I never bought it from a VW dealer. Sorry if that got a little confusing.

Thanks Jon... :)    Then is it more accurate to say the original purchaser was a Chevy/racer/Camaro fan 'who happened to own a VW/Porsche dealership'??   (since I can't imagine a VW dealership purchasing a new Chevrolet to sell on their lot!).. :)
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #96 on: August 23, 2015, 08:21:42 PM »
Yes Gary, that would be more accurate, which is not to suggest that he didn't like VWs or Porsches either. Mr Heishman also had a Butternut Yellow '67 Z-28 street car briefly which can be read about in this thread http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=8407.0

He also had a '69 race car that you will appreciate. A Hugger Orange Z/28 RS that he raced in the A/Sedan class and IMSA.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #97 on: August 23, 2015, 09:42:36 PM »
Thanks Jon!~    that was an interesting read..  not sure how I missed that one in the past!  :)

note:  I also raced against another butternut yellow '67 Z28 in early 1970...  :)..   but it was at a drag strip on Dauphin Island (south of Mobile AL)...   we both ran in the 'G/SS' class (strictly stock).. and I usually nipped him thru the quarter.. :)

PS.  Any idea what happened to his orange '69 Z28 racer (#74??)...  :)
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #98 on: August 23, 2015, 10:11:17 PM »
Gary, I heard it was sold to somebody who put it back as a street car. Unfortunately it's not known what became of it after that.
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