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Vince

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What Are Your Opinions and HELP
« on: July 06, 2016, 09:17:18 PM »
I wanted to run this car by you guys and get your opinions as I know most of you are much more experienced than I.  What do you think? A real SS?  How about the trim tag?  One thing I noticed is that it has RS taillights, with no back-up (white) lights, on a non-RS car.  Is this even legal per Calif. vehicle code?  I like the color combo and am hoping that it is a real SS.
My HELP needed is that I don't know how to put the link to this car in my post.  It is advertised in Hemmings under number 1848363.  It is a 1967 SS Royal Plum with white located in Thousand Oaks, CA.  Thanks for your help.       

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Re: What Are Your Opinions and HELP
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2016, 10:44:13 PM »
That's the car.  Thank you ko-lek-tor.

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Re: What Are Your Opinions and HELP
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2016, 11:27:43 PM »
Unusual color. Looks like a mopar color

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Re: What Are Your Opinions and HELP
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2016, 11:52:51 PM »
Royal Plum is a awesome color and 1 year only..  Tag calls for it to be a RS car..  Im not sure Im sold on the tag though..  Others will chime in..  Id want to look it over in person if the vin and tag check out..
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Re: What Are Your Opinions and HELP
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 01:49:31 AM »
Royal Plum looks nothing like Mopar Plum Crazy. Tag states 4P, 3L is RS. Headliner and sailpanels are white which is wrong. Pet peeve is a hardline for firewall blackout. Bumble Bee and SS badge layout not right. Numerous things wrong. Is this thing rock solid with bodywork done correctly?

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2016, 01:54:02 AM »
Well from the standpoint that Chevrolet was more conservative with the colors back than (other than EO maybe), it struck me as more of a Mopar type offering. In the picture it appears darker or a deeper purple (plum) color. Sorry to offend ;)
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2016, 03:52:21 AM »
Tag looks reasonable and says it's an SS.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2016, 04:15:08 AM »
Chrysler did not come out with their 'wild' colors until the 1970 model year, I think to emphasize their 'scat pack' collection of muscle cars.  I bought two of them that year:   a 1970 RR hardtop in 'limelight' (or was it 'lemon lime?).. and a '1970 Challenger RT/SE in 'plum crazy'.. (or was it statutory grape??).. :)   :)

The '67 GM 'royal plum' color was very similar to other colors that GM had going all the way back to '55 (dusk rose), '56 (dusk plum), and '57 (dusk pearl)... all of which were tinted towards the pink / purple parts of the spectrum.
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2016, 04:19:11 AM »
thanks for the history lesson on colors... ;D
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2016, 04:22:22 AM »
thanks for the history lesson on colors... ;D

You're welcome youngster!    Us 'old guys' gotta be good for something don't we???  :)
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2016, 02:19:16 PM »
Well, since the train's done run off the tracks  ;) 


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Re: What Are Your Opinions and HELP
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2016, 03:33:06 PM »
I have a 67 chevelle, Marina Blue. It came with the left over paint for touch up. The can says it is a mopar color but at cruise in it matches other Marina Blue cars exactly.
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2016, 03:35:19 PM »
I think that in the sixties, 'Marina Blue' was so popular, probably every manufacturer had to duplicate it... I suspect it will always be a popular color, regardless of what name they assign to it..

PS.  In case it didn't come thru with my post re the Mopar crazy colors, My opinion on the Chevrolet  Royal Plum is that it is a MUCH more classy color than the Mopar Plum Crazy (which sorta slaps you in the face)...  Royal Plum is one of those colors that also will always looks good and current.
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Re: What Are Your Opinions and HELP
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2016, 05:45:17 PM »
If the cars real, I like it. Royal plum is killer with white interior.
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« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2016, 09:05:29 PM »
Wonder why someone would remove the front RS? Maybe a wreck and a junkyard clip?
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Re: What Are Your Opinions and HELP
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2016, 09:14:44 PM »
Wonder why someone would remove the front RS? Maybe a wreck and a junkyard clip?

It is not an RS, it is not on the Trim Tag.

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« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2016, 09:51:02 PM »
According to Trim Tag it was solid color car.  Didn't come from factory with the White vinyl roof.
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Re: What Are Your Opinions and HELP
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2016, 12:18:31 AM »
Tag looks reasonable and says it's an SS.


Wonder why someone would remove the front RS? Maybe a wreck and a junkyard clip?

It is not an RS, it is not on the Trim Tag.

Yeah thats my bad..  I fat fingered the phone when I was replying and didnt proof read...  Still not 100% on the tag but Kurt trumps me..
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2016, 04:29:04 PM »
Thanks to you all for your opinions.  I didn't catch that it shouldn't have white headliner and sail panels with a parchment interior, or a white vinyl top per trim tag.  I still wonder why it has RS taillights.  I love the Royal Plum color with the white interior though.  I think I am going to pass on this car as I have 3 others I am looking at that I found on Hemmings, where they appear to be more original with Protect-o-Plates and known background.  Their Hemmings ad numbers are 1845018 in Boise, Idaho; 1843691 in Sioux City, Iowa; and 1748716 in St. Charles, Missouri if any of you guys want to look them up.  I would greatly appreciate any feedback you can give me on any of these 3 and if you can upload the ads onto our message board like ko-lec-tor did.  I am just looking for a complete driver (no projects), as original as possible, that I can take to our local car gatherings.  Please let me know if any of you live close enough to any of these car locations where you would be willing to go look at them for me.  I would be more than happy to reimburse you for your trouble and effort.  Thanks again. 

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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2016, 04:54:21 PM »

1845018

1843691

1748716

Honestly out of all of them the 67 is the nicest one IMHO.  Island teal is a cool car but the stripe and interior would bug the shit out of me..  LeMans blue 68 looks nice but why not show more pics..  Makes me think they are hiding something..  Might just be me being paranoid.

So in order

1. 67
2. 68 LeMans - if everything looked ok in person
3. 68 Island teal.
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Re: What Are Your Opinions and HELP
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2016, 05:27:10 PM »
Thank you Darrell for loading the ads onto our forum and for your opinions.

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« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2016, 07:52:45 PM »
No Turbo 350 trans in 67

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« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2016, 08:58:52 PM »
They are all nice cars, but I think they are all over priced. My friend just sold his 67 SS/RS automatic AC car for 34k. I think a realistic price for these cars would be more like 28k range. The island teal the stripe looks to fat to me. I am guessing it is suppose to look like Darrells green car stripe?

Just my 2 cents
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