Author Topic: Anybody heard of Bill Thomas built cars? I love the bench seat deluxe interior  (Read 1888 times)

67jeffreyt

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67 ss/rs camaro currently
68 prostreet Camaro 9.60 1/4 mile
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bcmiller

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Yes he was a famous builder.

That car is real and an awesome car.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Yep, Bill Thomas used to do conversions out in Southern California.  He had some pretty recognizable race cars back in the day as well.  I believe one of his early 60's nova race cars was discovered a couple years ago and being restored.

67jeffreyt

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That's awesome, I've never heard of him, but I've heard of the others as far as car fame, Yenko, Baldwin motion, Nickey Chevrolet.
67 ss/rs camaro currently
68 prostreet Camaro 9.60 1/4 mile
68 Rallysport, first car high school
89 rs camaro convertible, made readers rides super Chevy

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That's awesome, I've never heard of him, but I've heard of the others as far as car fame, Yenko, Baldwin motion, Nickey Chevrolet.

Google him. He's a legend.

bcmiller

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Here is one article. I canít guarentee itís 100 percent accurate, but itís worth reading.

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/early-history-bill-thomas-427-big-block-conversions-nickey-chevrolet-lives-1967-camaro/
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

x66 714

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He was also famous for the Cheetah...Joe
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1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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The car appears to be very nicely done but I didn't see any documentation to Thomas ?

67jeffreyt

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Great information, thank you, it's a beautiful car, I love the bench seat deluxe interior and power windows and column shift
67 ss/rs camaro currently
68 prostreet Camaro 9.60 1/4 mile
68 Rallysport, first car high school
89 rs camaro convertible, made readers rides super Chevy

bcmiller

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The car appears to be very nicely done but I didn't see any documentation to Thomas ?

I believe there is something. But I donít think there will be typical invoice type stuff like with a Yenko.

You can contact SMT to ask because I believe that all documentation went with the car. And it was in MCR several years back.

Or if you really need to know, I can ask the previous owner.

I really donít have a good idea what this car is worth, but the restoration is top notch. Maybe in the $100k to $120k range. Could be more. They just are not that common and they donít come up for sale very often.
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Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

vabeach56wagon

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Wasn't Bill Thomas one of the early vendors who supplied the Z28's headers to GM?

dutch

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If the young lady comes with it - I did look through the description and didn't see it noted..  :D  I'll have to get busy putting in a bid certainly!
Oh - that car is great looking as well..

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actually I'm tired of seeing her on all those Ebay adds,,,just tired of the same old broad in the same pose
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I have a copy of the "BILL THOMAS 396 performance handbook"
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