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Buzz67

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Hello From New Memeber
« on: August 15, 2018, 07:54:39 PM »
Greetings Everyone!

I'm Buzz and I have a Bolero Red '67 RS/SS L35 that I'm restoring with the help of a skilled bodyman. The car is presently in my hands and I'm performing the mechanical tasks of the project. I'm the third owner and have yet to research where the car was orginally sold. I hope to tap into the collective knowledge on the members and Administrators here to make my project the best that it can be!

Thanks in advance and best regards,
Buzz
'67 RS/SS L35, M40, Red/Red Coupe, NOR
Original Drivetrain w/3.73 posi
Original Rally Wheels, Manual Disc, Steering
3rd Owner

BULLITT65

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Re: Hello From New Memeber
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 10:07:45 PM »
Welcome to the CRG!
The NCRS is the source for finding the original selling dealer. the cost is $50.
Do some searches on the site, there is a lot of information posted to get you started.
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Re: Hello From New Memeber
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2018, 01:33:36 AM »
Welcome to the CRG!
The NCRS is the source for finding the original selling dealer. the cost is $50.
Do some searches on the site, there is a lot of information posted to get you started.

Thanks Bullitt65! 

I can't wait to find out if my car came from a nearby dealer. Even though all have either closed or been bought out.

Thanks again!
Buzz

 
'67 RS/SS L35, M40, Red/Red Coupe, NOR
Original Drivetrain w/3.73 posi
Original Rally Wheels, Manual Disc, Steering
3rd Owner

bcmiller

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Re: Hello From New Member
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2018, 02:20:52 AM »
Here is the link for the Chevrolet Shipping Data reports

https://www.chevymuscledocs.com/

This is a quote from rsinor who used to be in charge of these reports as to what you will get.

"the only thing that will be supplied out of these records in the service is the official production date, GM zone and GM dealer. we then take that information and search the GM dealer directories for the time frame to determine the dealer name, city and state."

This will be the dealer where the car was shipped to, not necessarily the selling dealer.  Dealer trades were not unusual back then and they still happen today.
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Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 Camaro RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Re: Hello From New Member
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2018, 03:53:14 AM »
Here is the link for the Chevrolet Shipping Data reports

https://www.chevymuscledocs.com/

This is a quote from rsinor who used to be in charge of these reports as to what you will get.

"the only thing that will be supplied out of these records in the service is the official production date, GM zone and GM dealer. we then take that information and search the GM dealer directories for the time frame to determine the dealer name, city and state."

This will be the dealer where the car was shipped to, not necessarily the selling dealer.  Dealer trades were not unusual back then and they still happen today.

Hi Bryon!

Thanks for the additional info on the NCRS Chevrolet Shipping Data reports. I've visited the website and intend to utilize the service very soon! I know the used car dealer where the previous owner purchased the car. They've said they don't have any surviving records on the car. So discovering the dealer where the car was first delivered will be a very welcome nugget of information!

Thanks again!
Buzz
'67 RS/SS L35, M40, Red/Red Coupe, NOR
Original Drivetrain w/3.73 posi
Original Rally Wheels, Manual Disc, Steering
3rd Owner

bcmiller

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Re: Hello From New Memeber
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2018, 01:26:14 PM »
Good luck Buzz.

Do you know how much if any of the drivetrain is original to the car?
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 Camaro RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Re: Hello From New Memeber
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2018, 02:16:12 AM »
Good luck Buzz.

Do you know how much if any of the drivetrain is original to the car?

Yes I do Bryon. The motor, trans and rear end are all original to the car, and it still had the original, date correct starter. The original carb and distributor had been swapped with a Holley and Accel distributor. I've since replaced those with date correct pieces and also a date correct water pump, which was changed at some point. I was also successful in recovering the original exhaust manifolds, which had been replaced by Hooker headers.

The wife and I spent the entire day working on the car, mounting a restored, date correct Carter Quadrajet, fuel lines, kickdown switch and wiring. Earlier, my body man friend stopped out and helped install the firewall blanket and heater. So a respectable amount of progress was made today.

And I just sent the VIN off to the NCRS for their report and I'm very excited to find out the dealer that first had the car!

Best regards,
Buzz
'67 RS/SS L35, M40, Red/Red Coupe, NOR
Original Drivetrain w/3.73 posi
Original Rally Wheels, Manual Disc, Steering
3rd Owner

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Re: Hello From New Memeber
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2018, 04:24:42 PM »
Sounds good. Thanks for the update.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 Camaro RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

 

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