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dannystarr

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My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« on: July 17, 2014, 07:17:20 PM »
My girlfriend seen me interested in this car, and how I was watching the rebuild of Chick's Butternut Yellow Z/28 and bought this car for me. Seems to be original from the air cleaner wing nut to the wheels excluding water pump, hoses, belts, battery, battery cables, Rad cap { anybody have one } and small misc items. Even the exhaust is original. Had Cowl Plenum system installed, and stolen while in storage? Comes with POP, and Owner Protection booklet. I wanted to run the plates but all of my highway patrol and local cop buddies have retired. The DMV here in CA says the plates are still in another name. NCRS paperwork shows GM overseas distribution, possibly the Netherlands.
 I spent well over 100 hours getting info.

  Seems the first owner drove it for just about 6.5 months give or take a week of days. Put A LOT of miles on it, about 18,590. Don’t have his name, not on any early receipts…Maybe traded it in to “Central Chevrolet”  in Fremont, CA Late '68 or early '69. Delivery states overseas dealer, possibly the Netherlands. But could have been ordered from overseas, but picked up here state side. Maybe shipped or not, don’t know. Probably a serviceman.

Sat on the lot in CA for 3 months? Person I believe is the second owner Richard Ward Anderson lived in Santa Rosa, CA (?) and seen the ad from that dealership and purchased the car March 26th ‘69 and kept it until the late 80’s. Lived in Santa Rosa but also had a house in Pebble Beach? As there is a receipt from Santa Rosa a while after purchase, then scattered receipts all from around Monterey County. But may have bought some tires and spark plugs around 4 of ’69 in Santa Rosa. Although his name is not on THOSE receipts. Then subsequently parked it in Pebble Beach inside a garage near the coast for a while. Registration trail ends in ’89 ? Then a guy bought it and had it for many many years and never registered it in his name. Then his friend bought it from him 2 years ago. It was titled in his name with a current pink slip in another state, but still had the original CA plates.   YKZ 821

Car underside has slight faded Yellow underneath and in great condition. Has all original floors, trunk and GM panels. Looks to be a true Survivor! Not a major dent in it anywhere! 56K original Miles. Fires right up and runs good. No major rot. But a little silver dollar spot at usual area bottom body by door. And some around rear window left side.  All original paint. Heater core leaking, bypassed. Front bumper bowed at right center slightly. No #3908326 proportioning valve on drivers frame. Please look it over and let me know what you can spot good or bad. And if you have a connection for past documentation of any kind or ownership.... Danny
  
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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 07:18:38 PM »
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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
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Kelley W King

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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 07:50:24 PM »
Don,t know about the car but I might would keep the girlfriend.
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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 07:57:56 PM »
Buff it up and drive it. KEEP the GF.
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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014, 07:58:28 PM »
Does she have any sisters?
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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2014, 08:14:48 PM »
Congrats Danny! Looks like a great project. Couldn't have come at a better time!  Best of luck with it. The POP looks to be a replacement as the name and address of the owner is stamped in tin and not dymol tape. I am very happy for you. My wife is great, but she has never bought me a car! She is a keeper.
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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2014, 08:25:38 PM »
 
Does she have any sisters?
     VT

That was what I was going to ask.   :)

I would do minor detailing and leave it as close to how you got it for a while.  Maybe fix the heater core if you want, but that would be about it.

Make sure it is SAFE to drive. Check the brakes and maybe flush all fluids.

You can always restore it later.  It is only a survivor once.   Good luck!
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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2014, 09:37:15 PM »
Very cool. where did you find that gem?
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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2014, 09:42:22 PM »
 The GF or the car? :D
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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2014, 09:50:37 PM »
Vince your killin me bro.... I was thinking the same thing after posting, and thought "nah nobody would get it'...

(Danny where did you find the car, or where did she find it?)
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
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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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2014, 10:05:57 PM »
That car is awesome and so is your girlfriend. You're a lucky guy. Congrats!
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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2014, 10:09:07 PM »
Nice...
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