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Keith Kessler

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69 396 4 speed Z11 pace car
« on: September 23, 2016, 04:58:44 PM »
Hi Camaro Guru's! I am new to this forum and older camaros all together. My father-in-law bought a new 1969 Z11 396 4 speed in 1970 and still owns it today. It has been at a shop for the last 16 years getting a full restoration. But the shop that has had it is still not done so I am going to go get it and finish the restoration. The paint job is complete engine and all but there is still a ton of work to do. I have attached a few pictures to give an idea where it stands as of last week.

I do have a few questions about the amount of 396 4 speed Z11's that were produced in 69. I have heard that there was only 52 of them and wanted to see if anyone else on here has the same car, as I am full time learning this car and how to restore it. I have read the camaro research page and it is not real specific on the # of cars built with these spec.

Also I wanted to see if it would hurt the value for the car when he signs it over to my wife and I. At that time it will not be a 1 owner car. Should he just add our names to the title and leave his name????

Thanks for any feedback!

Keith
 

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Re: 69 396 4 speed Z11 pace car
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 05:13:08 PM »
Unless you are a dealer putting your name on the back makes you the second owner anyway staying in the same family is often times considered same owner or family owned since new, which is always a plus, if something would happen and it wasn't in your name that could be a problem good luck with whatever you do what a beautiful car, Darrell

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Re: 69 396 4 speed Z11 pace car
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2016, 05:43:26 PM »
Thanks Darrell..!!


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Re: 69 396 4 speed Z11 pace car
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2016, 06:13:14 PM »
It's taken a minute or two to wipe the drool off my keyboard. Very cool. I'm sure you have read, as you say, but Efforts should be made to research the history prior to your dad. Many of the uppity ups involved with GM and the Indy races, VIPs, received these cars to use durying the Indy season. Afterwards , they were turned back in to dealer inventory to be sold to the public. What I am suggesting is; if some tie to the car being used at the race, then there would be an additional historical value. And it just makes the whole thing more interesting. Regarding the title change, it is going to have to happen sooner or later. Family transfers do not affect its I owner (family) value. IMO, better transferred while your dad is living. Good luck.
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Re: 69 396 4 speed Z11 pace car
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2016, 06:34:33 PM »
LOL... I am digging in and I will do as you suggested as see if it was actually at the speedway for the 69 Indy!

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Re: 69 396 4 speed Z11 pace car
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2016, 11:02:02 PM »
Great car!! Does the family have any pictures of it back in the early years or before the restoration started? What condition was it in?

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Re: 69 396 4 speed Z11 pace car
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2016, 11:08:56 PM »
Wow, 16 years in a shop and still not finished. Amazing!
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Re: 69 396 4 speed Z11 pace car
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2016, 01:07:05 AM »
Neat car. They are not hard to put together, just takes time and patience. Good Luck
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Re: 69 396 4 speed Z11 pace car
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2016, 09:04:11 AM »
No specific GM data exists on breakdown of big block versus small block Pace Cars.  Estimates based on % of all '69 Camaros that were big block are out there - about 350 as I recall.  Data gurus will chime in.  I have the same car with Canadian documentation.  A quick look at the build date on the trim tag might tell you if your car could possibly be a festival car or not. 

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Re: 69 396 4 speed Z11 pace car
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2016, 10:04:51 AM »
Indy/Festival car VINs, from the link on the CRG Pacer article http://www.camaros.org/69pacer.shtml

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Re: 69 396 4 speed Z11 pace car
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2016, 01:09:13 PM »
Congrats Keith! I went through the same title dilemma a few years ago. My dad had been the only owner of the car until he transferred it to me. The car will never (as long as I'm alive) leave our family or be sold, so the market value really means nothing, besides getting adequate insurance coverage. I'm not sure of your situation with the car. But if you intend on keeping it, then certainly get the title transferred. If you plan on selling it after restoration, then maybe keep the original owner on the title. Its not often a car of this era comes to market with the original owner on the title.

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Re: 69 396 4 speed Z11 pace car
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2016, 02:29:10 PM »
I'm very curious if the one-owner car posted by 396PaceCar is on the list....  ???   :)
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Re: 69 396 4 speed Z11 pace car
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2016, 01:03:02 PM »
I am surprised Kurt has not posted yet.  I asked him 2 years ago about 396 Pace Car production.  I was told around 500 to 735 range.  I asked because a friend of mine has one that  needs restored.   Now for sale because he bought a 67Z.  Car is very rough,  but has original engine and 3.08 128 bolt rear.  Turbo 400 is not original.    Car is in the registry.  But if you are going by Hp ratings.  375 cars were the lowest production

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Re: 69 396 4 speed Z11 pace car
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2016, 04:06:19 PM »
Nice car with great family history. I had a 396 4speed Z11 with POP from Bob Baker Chev in Indianapolis. Please give us some more photos and information on documentation if any. 
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