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1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« on: December 24, 2018, 01:52:45 PM »
Are you guy aware of this car? Just showed up with a new owner/member on one of the 1st Gen FB pages.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1818709758418958/permalink/2030110810612184/
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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 02:41:09 PM »
WOW! That is home where the car was sold (Encino). And 40 years later it was found in Brentwood (over the hill from the Valley). InterestingÖ.maybe I have seen this car driving around when I was a kid..hmmmm. Thanks for posting.
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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 02:50:04 PM »
And itís a cowl plenum car. :)

I have not checked if itís a known car. Seems more like 108k on the speedo.

But I am told it is an original low mileage car.

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018, 02:51:49 PM »
And itís a cowl plenum car. :)



Holy moly guacamole!
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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 05:07:14 PM »
Maybe wrecked and fenders replaced without replacing emblems ? Really nice car. Love the engine compartment.

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2018, 05:20:23 PM »
I'm in love, looks very complete. Good for the new owner, hope he's not just a flipper.
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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2018, 05:48:02 PM »
Maybe wrecked and fenders replaced without replacing emblems ? Really nice car. Love the engine compartment.
Charlie I was questioning that as well... I was looking for signs of overspray on the hood hinges and bumpers... after looking at the rest of the car I thought something is ODD... then it dawned on me...
there are no trunk or header emblems either.   
It was probably shaved of all emblems early in it's life.
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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2018, 06:44:47 PM »
If you read the comments on FB there is a lot more details.

The car was owned by a Car And Driver magazine photographer/contributor. He debadged it at some point and touched up the paint. The rest is supposedly original.

The current owner was a friend of the original owners family. Not sure how new this find is, there are plenty of pictures of it cleaned up and at car shows and it's always been known to be a rare car. It's also supposedly featured in a new book coming out about Camaro's

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2018, 07:20:05 PM »
Boys,
A bit of history concerning the dealer Fletchers Chevrolet: They were on 16425 Ventura Blvd., Encino CA. Eventually the dealer changed ownership to Community Chevrolet. During the 1980s through the early 1990s, one of my best friends father was the service manager @ Community. In the mid-to late 1990s the dealer when out of business, and the property was sold and re-developed into a shopping mall as it is today.
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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2018, 07:28:07 PM »
Here is an old advertisement from Fletcher.
Click on pic to enlarge.

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2018, 07:38:14 PM »
His buddy has a red one with a sequential body tag. See all posts and pictures. Have fun. Rich
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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2018, 08:27:40 PM »
Real neat to see this morning. I thought it was odd the core support had no paint on the top of it
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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2018, 01:40:03 AM »
I like it. Looks legitimate. But as a California native I must ask why the faux black vanity plates ?
Was it sold out of state before this?...said no when asked if both plates are present at DMV upon registration?
I love real black plates.

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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2018, 04:23:57 AM »
Know I like it and note where the alternator bracket fastens to the back side of the alternator. What I am confused on is the smog pipes. I thought original smog pipes hit the bottom of air cowl plenum air cleaners unless one used the 70 or 71 Nova right side smog pipe set-up.
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Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2018, 02:21:02 PM »
Since it was debadged I would do like it looks like he is doing and leave it debadged. Really cool.

 

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